Derek Shiekhi

Automotive Editor

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Derek Shiekhi is a Texas Intercollegiate Press Association award-winning writer and life-long car enthusiast with a degree in journalism.  He has been lucky enough to cover numerous car shows, attend a road racing course and go for a J-turn in a police interceptor as an Austin-area automotive journalist.

Recent Contributions by Derek

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2014 BMW 640

    2014 BMW 640 Buying Outlook

    Sep 8, 2014

    Say "Goodbye" to the 2014s: If you've been waiting to buy one of the 2014 BMW 640i models, we have bad news: They're mostly already gone from dealer...

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    2014 BMW X4 Buying Outlook

    Sep 8, 2014

    New: As BMW did with the X6 several years ago, it has once again applied coupe-like lines to a soft-roader - in the form of the X4, which is new for...

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2014 BMW X1

    2014 BMW X1 Buying Outlook

    Sep 8, 2014

    BMW's Special Offers: The German automaker is now offering 3.13-percent APR financing for up to 72 months on all three variations (sDrive28i,...

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2014 Hyundai Elantra

    2014 Hyundai Elantra Buying Outlook

    Sep 8, 2014

    Big business for Hyundai: For the 2015 model year, Hyundai has added some new interior packages and exterior colors to its Elantra compact sedan....

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    2015 Kia K900 Buying Outlook

    Sep 8, 2014

    New territory for Kia: Like its parent company, Hyundai, did with the Genesis sedan a few years ago, Kia has moved into the luxury car segment. The...

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2014 Kia Sedona

    2014 Kia Sedona Buying Outlook

    Sep 8, 2014

    Hard to find: Good luck spotting a 2014 Kia Sedona on your local dealer's lot. Most people don't go for them, so they're slow sellers and are...

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2014 Kia Forte Koup

    2014 Kia Forte Koup Buying Outlook

    Sep 8, 2014

    Down in Mexico: To combat manufacturing constraints at its Georgia plant and to meet demand for cars such as the Forte, Kia will be opening another...

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2014 Kia Forte

    2014 Kia Forte Buying Outlook

    Sep 8, 2014

    Rewards: Whether you're a current/former member of the military or a college student/recent graduate, the manufacturer is willing to give you $400...

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2014 Hyundai Veloster

    2014 Hyundai Veloster Buying Outlook

    Sep 8, 2014

    Hitting lots: The 2015 Velosters are currently showing up at dealerships, albeit in small numbers. 2014s are still available. Their inventory...

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2014 BMW X6

    2014 BMW X6 Buying Outlook

    Sep 8, 2014

    Not for everyone: Even though the X6 has an elevated ride height and four side doors, BMW calls it a coupe. It's a niche model in the eyes of many...