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Biography: James Ruppert
James Ruppert sold BMWs in the '80s, then wrote the seminal Dealing with Car Dealers which revealed for the first time how the car trade operated.
As a journalist he's had an 18 year stint with Car Magazine as their used car guru, is still an Agony Uncle for the Independent Newspaper motoring section and now a Special Correspondent for Autocar, as well as now a used car contributor to MSN Cars.
In December 2011 James won both the Mercedes-Benz Award for the Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy and the Automotive PR Consumer Journalist of the Year Award at the annual Guild of Motoring Writers awards.
Founder of vehicle inspection company Used Car Checks and author of the best seller Bangernomics, he's also done telly and radio with a spectacular lack of success. James has four vehicles with current MOTs and at his time of life quite fancies a Bristol, or Jensen Interceptor.
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