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Ray Castle

Ray Castle started writing for Autoweb in early 2012. He’s the brains behind our Car Clinic, drawing on almost two decades of motor journalism to share expert know-how on buying, selling and owning. He also picks the cars and writes the words for autoweb.co.uk’s Caught in the Classifieds feature.

Ray spent four years on the staff at What Car? magazine before going it alone as a freelance. He kept the link with Britain’s best car buying publication, editing the Helpdesk section and much more. During that time he also wrote for the Sunday Times, the Sunday Express, the Guardian, Top Gear online, Autocar and even Practical Caravan.

He has also spent a three-year stint as editor for motors.co.uk. Currently, apart from writing for Autoweb, he also edits Auto Retail Agenda, a weekly e-publication for car retail bosses.

Latest Articles by Ray Castle

2003 Honda Accord 2.4 iVtec Type-S 5dr £1995

We’re fond of a big old barge of a car. Big, plush cabin, pokey engine, plenty of space...

2012 Chrysler Ypsilon 1.2 S £4995

Want a small car that stands apart from the pack? This little Ypsilon'll fit the ticket.

2014 MG3 1.5 VTi-TECH 3Form Sport £8999

MG has a old-school image but the reality of the latest cars couldn’t be more different.

2008 Land Rover Defender 2.4 110 County Station...

Now’s a good time to buy a proper Land Rover – like this one

1998 Subaru Sambar £5,485

This isn’t, of course, a Volkswagen T2 van. Never mind the big VW motif on its nose...

2004 Daihatsu Terios 1.3 Tracker £2,195

At first glance, the Daihatsu Terios looks just too small to be much use in battling across slush and ice. Not at all.

2004 Jaguar XJ6 3.0 V6 4dr Auto £3,995

With fuel prices heading closer to £1 per litre, does running a big barge of a car make sense?

1999 BMW Alpina 4.6 V8 £4495

On the face of it, £4495 is steep for a 15yo old BMW.But there's more to this 5-series than meets the eye...

1993 Volkswagen Corrado 2.0 16v £7500

I can almost sense what you’re thinking: this does seem stiff money for a 21yo Volkswagen. But...

1999 Peugeot 306 Rallye £2500

This 306 may not look much. But for those in the know, it is a very special car indeed.

2007 Kia Magentis 2.0 CRDi LS 4dr £2,995

Look beyond the obvious and it’s amazing how much car you can buy for relatively little money.

2011 Abarth 500 1.4 16V T-Jet 3Dr £11,995

If you like your cars to be small but fiery, you shouldn’t let this one pass you by.

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