Jerimy Grafenstein

Automotive Editor

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Jerimy’s had a love/hate relationship with cars since he procured his first vehicle – a 1981 baby blue Ford Fairmont.  It had an oil leak.  He promptly blew the engine.  After a lengthy non-auto related career he established and ran a service repairing interior blemishes in cars and trucks for automobile dealers.  He learned firsthand from dealers about a wide variety of vehicles ranging from high-end luxury cars to ten-year old gas guzzlers – and everything in between.  Eventually he moved on to writing.  Now he works as a writer and editor during the day and moonlights as a freelance writer at night – he's hoping not to blow any more cars up.

Recent Contributions by Jerimy

  • Audi A4 vs. Lexus IS 250

    Dec 1, 2015

    The Audi A4 is almost single-handily responsible for saving Audi's presence in the United States, and has been a standard bearer in its class since the mid-1990s. Lexus, by contrast,

  • Toyota Prius vs. Honda Insight

    Dec 1, 2015

    The original Honda Insight might have beaten Toyota's Prius to the U.S. market, but those first-generation hybrids had little in common: The Insight was a lightweight two-door hatchback, while the

  • Honda Accord vs. Mazda Mazda6

    Aug 27, 2015

    The Honda Accord's exceptional reputation has made it a consistent bestseller, but a long history of accolades can obscure the fact that its competition is much stronger than most people

  • Toyota Highlander vs. Mazda CX-9

    Mar 30, 2015

    After its 2001 introduction, the Toyota Highlander quickly established a reputation for reliability and utility -- its strong sales record is no surprise. The Mazda CX-9 is, by contrast, a

  • Toyota Highlander vs. Kia Sorento

    Mar 4, 2015

    The Kia Sorento -- once a truck-based SUV short on features and quality -- has become a viable competitor in the tough midsize crossover market. See a side-by-side comparison of

  • Toyota Highlander vs. Ford Edge

    Mar 4, 2015

    The Toyota Highlander is one of the best options in the crossover SUV market. But it faces strong competition from the Ford Edge, which enjoys slightly superior popularity with American

  • Toyota Highlander vs. Honda Pilot

    Mar 4, 2015

    In the extremely competitive crossover SUV market even the slightest edge is enough to push one vehicle past another. Take the Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot, for example. Both vehicles

  • Audi A4 vs. BMW 328

    Feb 26, 2015

    America got its first taste of the BMW 3 Series in 1977. Ever since, it has set performance standards in the upscale sport compact class. For a few decades, Audi

  • Ford Taurus vs. Chevrolet Impala

    Jan 27, 2015

    The Ford Taurus and Chevrolet Impala are reliable mainstays in the full-size sedan market. They're ideal for American families, but they're also used by corporations, government agencies and everyone in

  • Ford Fiesta vs. Hyundai Accent

    Jan 27, 2015

    The Ford Fiesta is a relative newcomer to the subcompact class, bursting onto the scene in 2011 as an even cheaper alternative to the ever-popular Ford Focus. But how does