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

  • 4 Facts to Consider before Buying a Used Truck

    May 24, 2016

    Trucks are built to be tough and reliable, so buying used makes financial sense for many drivers. A truck's work capability doesn't really decline with age, and yet you avoid

  • 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS400 YMM Overview

    As a rule, luxury four-doors with coupe-like styling cost significantly more than their sedan counterparts. Mercedes-Benz narrows the price gap with the CLS400, a stylish cruiser equipped with a

  • 2016 BMW 640 YMM Overview

    Packed with all the built-in prestige of the BMW 6 Series, the 640 offers silky performance and supreme comfort in an expressive coupe body. It's a natural choice for

  • What is the Average Car Depreciation Rate?

    May 23, 2016

    Although we don't usually think of depreciation as an expense, it's actually the single greatest cost involved with owning a new car. The old adage is true—your car will start

  • How to Find the Perfect Used Car Online

    May 23, 2016

    Purchasing a used car online stills sounds risky to many buyers. The truth of the matter is the online marketplace is filled with quality vehicles at reasonable prices from honest

  • Pros and Cons of Diesel SUVs

    May 23, 2016

    As people search for more fuel efficient ways to travel, diesel engines are finding their way into everyday life. Diesel power is especially suited to SUVs, which need all the

  • How Regenerative Braking Works

    May 23, 2016

    Regenerative braking braking systems are used on most electric and gas-electric hybrid vehicles. These systems capitalize on the similarities in construction of electric motors and electric power generators. An electric

  • 4 Ways to Lower Your Car Payment

    May 23, 2016

    Looking to tighten your budget or save some money each month? Lowering your car payment is a good place to start. Here are the top four ways to minimize your

  • Buying Diesel: What You Should Know

    May 23, 2016

    Most buyers know that diesel-powered vehicles use fuel more efficiently, but that's just part of the story. Below is everything you should consider before making the switch to diesel power:

  • Lowering the Balance of a Car Loan

    May 23, 2016

    If you're trying to get out of debt, reducing or eliminating the balance on your car loan is a good place to start. For many consumers, vehicle loans are the