John Diether

Automotive Editor

John Diether has been a professional writer, editor, and producer since 1997. His work can be found on TV, radio, web, and various publications throughout the world.  He is a graduate of Northwestern University and has a 1992 Cadillac Brougham d’Elegance in his garage. 

Recent Contributions by John

  • Buying Guide: Best 2017 Crossovers

    Nov 10, 2016

    The crossover is now the vehicle of choice for most American families, and no one should be surprised. Crossovers give you infinitely more versatility than a passenger car, better styling

  • Buying Guide: Best 2017 Convertibles

    Nov 10, 2016

    Although you won't find one on every street corner, convertibles remain a vibrant presence on the American scene. Some buyers always insist on a drop-top, and others buy one as

  • Buying Guide: Best 2017 Coupes

    Nov 9, 2016

    Although sedans and crossovers rule today's market, automakers are still churning out tempting coupes for buyers who favor sportiness over versatility. Swoopy two-doors aren't exactly practical, but they offer high

  • Buying Guide: Best 2017 Hatchbacks

    Nov 9, 2016

    Hatchbacks lovers know that you really can stuff a lot into a small package. They also appreciate high efficiency and a low price, two things not usually associated with spaciousness.

  • Buying Guide: Best 2017 SUVs

    Nov 9, 2016

    While demand for car-based crossovers remains insatiable, some buyers still need the capability of a traditional SUV. With their rugged truck frames and running gear, SUVs are able to haul

  • Buying Guide: Best 2017 Hybrid/Electric Cars

    Nov 9, 2016

    Some cars run on gas, some on electricity, and some on a combination of the two. Most consumers are comfortable with the idea of gas-electric hybrid power, which gives you

  • Buying Guide: Best 2017 Sedans

    Nov 8, 2016

    SUVs and crossovers might be great for big broods, but what if there's only one or two kids at home? The typical family of four can do just fine without

  • Buying Guide: Best 2017 Luxury Cars

    Nov 4, 2016

    Luxury cars are about more than comfort and features. What they really offer—and buyers are willing to pay for—is a level of rolling refinement that makes travel a pleasure. If

  • Buying Guide: Best 2017 Trucks

    Nov 4, 2016

    When there's work to be done, nothing comes to the rescue like a pickup truck. That's why millions of them roll off the assembly line year after year. Underneath all

  • Buying Guide: Best 2017 Wagons

    Nov 3, 2016

    The station wagon might seem like a product of a different era, but it still has a place on the American scene. A small but loyal contingent of buyers continues