Despite the recent incline towards eco-friendly cars, Jason believes that one shouldn't exchange safety first for eco-friendly, when it comes to buying a car (or microcar).
Jason prefers classic cars to modern day super cars.
Ever since the first episode aired, Jason has been a big fan of the classic British comedy, Blackadder.
Jason's top recommendation when buying a used car is the Mazda MX-5.
Jason is a strong supporter of higher insurance costs for cars with mini screens and DVD players.
Jason's most successful line for selling a car is "let me get you a tea or a coffee."
Jason began his career in cars at the age of 17, when he started work for a local car dealer network in Cornwall.
Jason's favourite computer game is 'Grand Prix Legends'.
In Jason's opinion, the greatest driving car is the Triumph Vitesse, complete with a 6-cylinder engine and huge fins on the back.
Top Gear was Jason's first major television appearance.
Jason is married with two daughters, all of whom love cars to the same extent he does.
The first car Jason ever sold was a Volvo.
Jason applied for the role as presenter for Top Gear after reading a job advertisement for a used car expert needed in a newspaper.
After his brief spell as a presenter for Top Gear, Jason moved on to co-present the Used Car Roadshow with the former Driven presenter, Penny Mallory, in 2006.
Jason was once suspected of planting a car bomb outside the Houses of Parliament. It turned out that his Montego Estate had just broken down.
Jason is a regular writer for The Sunday Times.
Jason has spent his entire working life in the automotive industry.
Jason:(on school pranks)) In a prank that predated the likes of Jackass by two decades, the car was manhandled up several flights of steps by his so called friends without Mark's knowledge and placed in the centre of the school gym. For a car which was more glass fibre than metal, the ease with which this was conducted was apparently astonishing (so they told me).
Jason:(taken from his website) I remember the first boy in my school year to pass his driving test. The day after his 17th birthday Mark proudly walked into the sixth form waving his pass certificate and offering anyone (but preferably the girls) the chance to be first for a lift home in his new car. What he hadn't told anyone was that his car was a Reliant Robin. And to compound the abject pulling power it exercised, it was an estate. In beige. What girl could resist? Quite a few apparently.
Jason: (taken from an article on TimesOnline) The TV series 'Blackadder' probably shaped a new vision of history for a whole generation, thanks to Robbie Coltrane's wonderful portrayal of the swaggering doctor and the composition of his famous dictionary.
Jason: We now seem to be in the era where a straightforward theft of a car radio / CD player is fast becoming a part of the 'good old days' of car crime.
Jason: (on buying a used car) You must drive several different cars before you settle on one. They all drive differently, even though they may look identical; and you need to be able to compare to spot a good one from one that drives like a dog.
Jason: (on UK Road Pricing and Tracking) If road charging and trackers do become compulsory I will want to see a cast iron 100% guarantee that my data will not be passed on to anyone without my consent. But knowledge is power and data is money - it will remain to see how any future government, regardless of political persuasion, can resist the opportunity of money for nothing.
Jason: You get more cloth for your money with great big flapping flared trousers than you do with narrow straight leg trousers.
Jason: For too many years at car shows, manufacturers have unveiled prototypes of future vehicles for years ahead, usually clad in chassis that wouldn't look out of place in an episode of Futurama.