Dan Jones

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Joining What Car? in 2021, Dan sits on the road test team as a reviewer. In that role, he produces new car reviews for the What Car? website and magazine, alongside occasional contributions to Autocar and Move Electric.

Before joining What Car?, Dan spent five years working at Sytner, a UK-wide car dealer group. During that time, he created the company’s content and social media strategies and produced content for those platforms which included everything from interviews with past Formula One drivers to the latest news and videos on unique and interesting cars. 

During this time, Dan also used his passion for Japanese cars and supercars to contribute features to Carthrottle and Drivetribe, along with creating news stories for classic and sports car dealership, Pearce & Dale.

Dan is an expert in

  • Performance cars
  • New car buying 
  • Hot hatches
  • Electric cars
  • New car news

Dan Jones Q&A

What’s the best piece of advice you could offer a car buyer?

With the amount of cars on the market and the speed at which technology is changing, it can be pretty overwhelming when you decide it’s time for a new car – especially as we transition to electric cars

At the same time, take solace in the fact that there’s more information out there than ever before and it’s easy to find, so make sure to leverage things like our What Car? Awards to get an idea of what fits your needs. Also, leave old prejudices behind; a lot of brands have come a long way over the last few years and those you’d have written off in the past might just be building fabulous cars these days!

What’s the best car you’ve ever driven?

Japanese cars were the things that started my passion for cars in the first place, so I’ve always had a soft spot for them. As such, I recently jumped at the chance to drive the Honda Civic Type R across Europe and pine to relive those days pretty much weekly. 

Honda really nailed it with the new Type R, creating something with brilliant body control, excellent steering and great straight line performance. Then there’s that spectacular manual gearbox. 

What will the car market look like in 20 years?

It seems fairly certain that EVs will have a massive presence on our roads in 20 years, especially if the UK’s charging network improves and battery technology continues to develop at the current rate.

However, just like we have petrol and diesel now, I expect the other choice to be hydrogen, with the ability to quickly fill a tank and subsequent massive range appealing to those regularly driving long distances.

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