Justin Cupler

Automotive Editor

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Justin Cupler has specialized as an automotive writer since 2009, and has seen himself published in multiple websites and online magazines. In addition to contributing to CarsDirect, Justin also works as editor in chief for a large performance car online publication. His specialty lays in the high-performance realm, but has a deep love and understanding for all things automotive. Prior to being an automotive writer, he was an automotive technician and manager for six years, but spent the majority of his younger life tinkering with classic muscle cars.

Recent Contributions by Justin

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2015 Volkswagen Jetta

    2015 Volkswagen Jetta YMM Overview

    Dec 19, 2014

    Although it will never outsell competitors like the Toyota Corolla or Honda Civic, the Volkswagen Jetta has plenty of appeal for buyers who...

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2014 Scion tC

    Scion tC Buying Outlook

    Dec 19, 2014

    Recent refresh has improved sales, but still slower than its competition: After a refresh for 2014, the tC started selling a little better, and...

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2015 Lexus ES 350

    2015 Lexus ES 350 YMM Overview

    Dec 18, 2014

    Lexus's junior luxury sedan was once based on the Toyota Camry, but now shares a platform with the larger Toyota Avalon. It's one of the...

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2015 Lexus ES 300h

    2015 Lexus ES 300h YMM Overview

    Dec 18, 2014

    For those who want the polished refinement of Lexus's junior luxury sedan with an added measure of economy, the ES 300h is just the thing....

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2015 Honda Civic

    2015 Honda Civic YMM Overview

    Dec 18, 2014

    After a serious misstep with its 2012 redesign, the Honda Civic has charged back to the top of shopping lists with its traditional mix of economy,...

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA250

    Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Buying Outlook

    Dec 10, 2014

    Low entry-level price has made demand skyrocket: Attach a sub-$30k price tag to a Mercedes-Benz and this is what happens; buyers flocked to dealers....

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2014 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

    Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Buying Outlook

    Dec 9, 2014

    2015 and 2014 model years overlapping; redesigned and renamed sedan revealed: The 2015 C63 AMG Coupes have arrived and the 2014 models are still...

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2014 Mercedes-Benz SL550

    Mercedes-Benz SL550 Buying Outlook

    Dec 9, 2014

    The 2014 models are sold out, but 2015 models are hitting dealers: No more discounted outgoing models, as the 2014 SL550s are all sold out....

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2014 Mercedes-Benz G550

    Mercedes-Benz G550 Buying Outlook

    Dec 9, 2014

    Has lived a long life in a narrow niche, and that continues: The G-Class has long been a vehicle that fits a very narrow niche of buyers who want a...

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK350

    Mercedes-Benz GLK350 Buying Outlook

    Dec 9, 2014

    2014 models are sold out, but 2015 models are available: There are no more 2014 GLK350s left on dealer lots, but Mercedes is currently delivering...