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

  • A Balloon Payment Car Loan Guide

    Nov 9, 2016

    Find out what a car loan balloon payment is, the pros and cons of balloon car loans, and how to keep you payments as low as possible.

  • Essential Advice on Getting a Car Loan with No Proof of Income

    Nov 9, 2016

    When applying for a car loan, a proof of income is one of the determining factors as to whether or not the loan will be approved. Should you be

  • How to Get a Private Lease on a Vehicle

    Nov 9, 2016

    A private lease is the process of assuming a lease from another party, and not the lender or bank. This means that a third party takes over a lease from

  • 6 Month Car Lease: Why Consider This Option?

    Nov 9, 2016

    A 6 month car lease is not a commonly used option, but it may be ideal for some depending on their situation. So, when should you consider a six month

  • Car Lease: Do's and Don'ts

    Nov 9, 2016

    A car lease may or may not be the right thing for you and depends on your situation, but if you find yourself embarking down that avenue there are

  • 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. 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