Patrick Frawley

Automotive Editor

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Patrick learned to drive on the Detroit freeways with side classes in the Pennsylvania hills. He spent the summer after graduation from the University of Dayton practicing his German-language skills and air-tool technique on the BMW M motor assembly line. An alumnus of the Jalopnik Automotive Media Global Domination Brigade, he currently resides along the Connecticut coast and teaches college mathematics when not pondering the state of the vehicular world.

Recent Contributions by Patrick

  • Our Take: 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

    March 12, 2018

    The Mercedes-Benz C-Class lives by both the rules of the crowded entry-level luxury field and the example of its larger siblings which wear the three-pointed…

  • Our Take: 2018 Kia Sportage

    March 8, 2018

    Compact to medium-sized crossovers are the hot segment in the American car market, so most manufacturers are content to play it safe and follow the…

  • Our Take: 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI

    February 23, 2018

    The recipe is simple: take the all-around goodness of a modern hatchback and add power and chassis upgrades. But the ability to make the go-fast…

  • Our Take: 2018 Honda Civic

    February 13, 2018

    The Honda Civic enters 2018 still firmly situated in its traditional place at the top of the compact-car class. Three years on from a well-received…

  • 2018 Volvo XC60 YMM Overview

    November 9, 2017

    As the crossover SUV takes the conceptual – and often physical – place of the station wagon in the modern American driveway, it makes sense…

  • 2018 Audi A7 YMM Overview

    October 18, 2017

    Eight years after its introduction the Audi A7 is still an appealing alternative to the notion that upscale cars must be formal, conventional sedans. The…

  • 2018 BMW 330i Gran Turismo YMM Overview

    September 25, 2017

    The maxim "form follows function" normally describes a creation pared down to its pure, elegant essentials. Sometimes, however, function requires a bit extra to be…

  • 2018 Subaru Forester YMM Overview

    August 14, 2017

    It makes sense that the Subaru Forester is the brand's best-selling model. On the surface it's a mainstream crossover SUV, but underneath that conventional exterior…

  • 2017 Toyota Prius c YMM Overview

    July 28, 2017

    They may share the name and the technology, but the Toyota Prius c is distinct from – and in meaningful ways more attractive than –…

  • 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric YMM Overview

    July 26, 2017

    Electric cars are steadily moving into the American automotive mainstream, although many makers still wrap their advanced mobility solutions in science-fiction-inspired bodywork. Hyundai's new Ioniq…