Long-term tests

We put our cars through the rigours of family life across thousands of miles of driving – here's what's on our long-term fleet at the moment...

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What Car? team
22 Jun 2018 9:37 | Last updated: 19 Sep 2018 12:13

What Car?'s road tests are the most thorough in the business, and if you read our new car reviews you can be sure you're getting the best buying advice around. But what will those cars be like to live with? We answer that question by running cars for up to nine months at a time, and putting them through the ultimate test – everyday life.

Be it tackling city commutes, challenging weekend drives on country roads, long motorway journeys or family holidays, we test our long-term fleet over thousands of miles to make sure our verdicts stand the test of time. We're a varied bunch, too, and we drive each other's cars regularly, so we find out what they're like from a variety of perspectives.

Below you'll find links to all of our current long-term test cars, and keep checking back to this page as the fleet expands. And, don't forget, if you're interesting in buying any of these cars then you can find a great deal by using What Car? New Car Buying.

Honda Civic Type-R


Run by: Jim Holder, editorial director


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Run by: Alan Taylor-Jones, new cars editor


Run by: Kris Culmer, sub-editor

Run by: Jimi Beckwith, special contributor


Run by: Steve Huntingford, editor


Run by: Alastair Clements, special contributor


Run by: Mitch McCabe, head of video


Run by: Will Williams, photographer


Run by: Mark Pearson, deputy used cars editor


Run by: Claire Evans, cosumer editor


Run by: John Bradshaw, chief photographer


Run by: Darren Moss, deputy editor


Run by: Kris Culmer, sub-editor


Run by: Mark Tisshaw, contributor


Run by: Max Adams, used cars reporter


Run by: Jim Holder, editorial director


Run by: Alex Robbins, used cars editor


Run by: Ben Davies, sub-editor


Run by: Will Williams, photographer


Run by: Jimi Beckwith, special contributor


Run by: Darren Moss, deputy editor


Run by: Steve Huntingford, editor


Run by: Rory White, new cars editor


Run by: What Car? used cars team


Run by: Alan Taylor-Jones, senior reviewer


Run by: Mark Pearson, deputy used cars editor


Run by: Claire Evans, consumer editor


Run by: Kris Culmer, sub-editor


Run by: Steve Huntingford, editor


Run by: John Bradshaw, chief photographer


Run by: Will Williams, photographer


Run by: Luc Lacey, photographer


Run by: Mark Pearson, deputy used cars editor


Run by: Darren Moss, deputy editor


Run by: Alex Robbins, used cars editor


Run by: Hemal Mistry, digital reviews editor


Run by: Simon Strang, special contributor