With years of experience in the automotive industry, our editorial staff is committed to providing you with expert advice and up-to-date information on everything from car buying and pricing, to maintenance, repairs and financing. Our goal is to help you make sense of the crowded, often complicated automotive landscape by giving you the information and guidance you need to make an informed decision.

Alex Bernstein is the Senior Pricing Analyst for CarsDirect.com. Each month he studies immense volumes of pricing and incentives data in search of trends that are useful to car shoppers. In the process, he often breaks industry news stories -- his analyses and insights have been featured on websites such as Automotive News, The Detroit News, Autoblog, The Truth About Cars and The Car Connection.

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Amy Fortune is a contributing writer for CarsDirect and lead writer/editor for AutoCreditExpress. She also contributes regularly to several other high-traffic blogs. Amy was born in North Carolina and grew up with an appreciation for NASCAR and everything automotive. Now based in the Motor City, she continues to be happily immersed in car culture and automotive finance.

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Andre is a writer who works with automotive and consumer product brands.  His work has taken him all over the globe including Tokyo, London, Madrid, Osaka and San Francisco.  He lives in Los Angeles.

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Andrew Davis is an automotive editor for CarsDirect. A Michigander by way of Silicon Valley, Andrew has created automotive content for a variety of print and online outlets. His true loves are the Volvo 240, wagons, and his 1.3-million-mile 240 wagon.

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Andrew Kaufman is an automotive journalist and content manager from Los Angeles, CA. He received his English Degree from Colorado College and has written about a variety of topics throughout his career.

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Anthony Alaniz is an award-winning journalist living in southeast Michigan. His professional writing career spans nearly a decade, ranging from writing for the local newspaper to Autoweek and Motor1. When he's not writing about cars, he covers the horror film genre at Modernhorrors.com.

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A lover of all things automotive, Anthony has been writing about cars in one way or another since high school. Besides his CarsDirect work, he also dabbles in fiction and travel writing. When he's not putting pen to paper, you can probably find him roaming a junkyard or driving his Mazda Miata.

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Armaan Almeida no longer works for CarsDirect. He was an Automotive Editor who produced buying guides and sneak previews, in addition to publishing daily news stories and tracking monthly deals, incentives and pricing trends from Toyota, Nissan and Lexus.

 

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Originally from Cairo, Egypt, Bassem Girgis is a Freelance Writer with a strong passion for creativity. Bassem strongly connects with writing, music, photography, and martial arts.

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Beverly Braga is a freelance writer and consultant with nearly 15 years of automotive experience, including stints handling product communications for the North American branches of Kia and Mazda. A little bit old-fashioned (or simply stubborn), Beverly is a strong supporter of “saving the manuals” and bravely rows her own gears in the stop-and-barely-go traffic of NYC, where she currently resides.

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Bob Long is a veteran automotive journalist contributing to magazines and websites worldwide. He spent over 10 years as radio host/writer/blogger and steaming TV host for Motor Trend.  He has hosted over 7 national radio shows about automobiles including AutoWorld.  He has received over 40 International Automotive Media Awards.

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Brandon Turkus is CarsDirect.com’s Automotive Content Manager. He’s responsible for editing content that appears on these pages, and also represents CarsDirect’s sister sites The Car Connection, Motor Authority, and Green Car Reports in Detroit, Michigan. Before joining Internet Brands, Brandon served as a contributor for enthusiast sites Autoblog and Motor1, covering automotive news and reviewing the industry’s newest models.

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The CarsDirect editorial team is dedicated to providing our readers with the latest on new and used cars, expert opinions on which vehicles make the grade, and all the fun stuff in between.

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Christian Gulliksen is the Senior Automotive Editor for CarsDirect. He was formerly a senior editor with Robb Report magazine, and has contributed to publications like Worth, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and MarketingProfs.com.

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Writing serves as one of the ultimate means of expression for Ciara Green. She started putting pen to paper professionally while in high school for a teen newspaper in San Francisco, Calif. She landed a news job at an NBC broadcast affiliate before graduating college. She’s an Emmy-Award winning reporter and PR professional who’s worked extensively with cars, and especially loves the chrome-rich American classics.

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Cynthia Gast is an automotive writer with a lifelong interest in how things work, including cars. When she is not writing, she enjoys reading the works of other writers, visiting historic sites, quilting, going to the drag races, and, of course, figuring out how things work.

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Dana Leahy is freelance writer and web content creator based in Los Angeles. A past contributor to SPIN Magazine, NBC.com, and a long time senior editor for G4TV, Dana has spent over ten years honing her skills in the men's interest space by writing about things that interest her too, namely pop culture, video games, technology, and cars. 

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David Topham covers the automotive and auto finance industries as the Content Manager of Auto Credit Express who also contributes to CarsDirect. He was born and raised in Michigan and is a graduate of Michigan State University.

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Derek Shiekhi is a Texas Intercollegiate Press Association award-winning writer and life-long car enthusiast with a degree in journalism.  He has been lucky enough to cover numerous car shows, attend a road racing course and go for a J-turn in a police interceptor as an Austin-area automotive journalist.

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Dmitry Smirnov is a contributing writer from Los Angeles, CA who specializes in aftermarket performance parts. He has a Bachelors degree from California State University-Northridge and is an avid auto enthusiast and music lover. He also enjoys riding his moped on the weekends.

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Harvey is an enthusiast who has been involved with automotive endeavors of all sorts. From making his own videos, to creating his own auto blog called "Manually Shifted Soul," to creating photographic automotive art out of a 460,000 mile Toyota Echo. He is a permanent fixture in the online automotive world, with presence in various forums and websites, interjecting earthy auto wisdom that has piqued a unique interest among many.

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A veteran auto journalist and editor of Tirekicking Today, Jim has contributed countless reviews and articles to such publications as autoMedia, New Car Test Drive, and Kelley Blue Book, as well as J.D. Power, cars.com, Consumer Guide, and the Chicago Tribune. He began by writing about antique/classic cars and how-to tasks, before turning to new and used vehicles. Most of his 30 published books have dealt with auto history, along with six children’s titles. His most recent book is the Tirekicking Used Car Buyer’s Guide.

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James Raia, a journalist since 1976, writes about sports, business, lifestyle and automotive topics for a variety of print and online publications. He's the editor and publisher of www.theweeklydriver.com and has written the syndicated column The Weekly Driver since 2004.

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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.

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Jesse Sears is a Los Angeles-based journalist, fiction writer and jazz trumpeter. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from California State University, Northridge and has worked as a writer in the automotive industry for more than 10 years.

A classic Japanese car enthusiast and amateur autocross driver, Jesse counts the Toyota 2000GT and MR2 among his all-time favorite car models. He seeks to draw on his industry experience and knowledge base to provide relevant automotive news and car-buying advice of real value to consumers from all walks of life.

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Jimmy Lykens is a native of the coalfields of southern West Virginia, but he and his wife currently live in Nashville, TN and are expecting their first child.  Jimmy has been a lifelong auto and motorcycle enthusiast and writes many independent articles on both. He holds a degree in Fine Arts from Marshall University in Huntington, WV.

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Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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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. 

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John Moroney graduated from the Vehicle Research Institute before moving on to become a race mechanic. He currently works as a motorsports editor and automotive journalist.

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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.

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Kevin Schweitzer is a Las Vegas-based freelancer who has written about cars for the Chicago Tribune and Cars.com, among others. He's owned a number of interesting cars, including a Saab convertible and a 20-plus-year-old BMW with a German-language dashboard. The car he's always wanted to own is a third-generation Corvette. In his free time he likes to ride his bike (and always shares the road, whether riding or driving).

 

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Kim Smith is a professional writer based in Eugene, Oregon. When she’s not out roaming the countryside with her dogs in tow, she can typically be found in front of a keyboard developing a range of content for businesses, nonprofits and select publications, which have included Robb Report Magazine, Discovery Life Magazine and MarketingProfs.com.

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Mark has been an automotive writer for almost ten years, his works appearing in consumer publications and auto industry internal publications. Mark writes not only car reviews, but also automotive technology primers and classroom-based training courses.  In addition, he has written for the street motorcycle market.

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Mark serves as one of CarsDirect’s resident car-buying experts, identifying and writing about consumer car-shopping trends, offering car-buying tips and advice, and bringing more than 15 years of experience in the manufacturing and retailing sides of the automotive industry.

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J. Mark Sternberg is an automotive journalist with a passion for cars. He spends his spare time watching Formula 1, boating and brewing beer at home.

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Matt caught the car bug at a young age and has happily shared his infection through words, but thankfully not with songs. From new cars to the classics, and from industry news to auto trends, there is very little that escapes the watchful eye of this automotive correspondent.

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After graduating from GMI with a bunch of other car geeks, Matt Pilgrim spent time in many areas of the auto industry - manufacturing, durability testing of prototypes, and collaborating with stylists to engineer exterior components for cars such as the NSX. Turning his attention to journalism, he brings together his engineering background and passion for cars and has written for several automotive publications and sites, including The Car Connection and his own site, Pilgrim Motor Press.

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Writing professionally since 1999, Matt Milano has covered the automotive industry extensively, writing about the latest technologies, makes and models the industry has to offer. 

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Megan Foukes is a recent graduate from Indiana University who graduated with a bachelor’s in journalism. Megan works as a content writer for Auto Credit Express and contributes to several automotive and finance blogs.

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Meghan Carbary has been writing professionally for nearly 20 years. A published journalist in three states, Meghan honed her skills as a feature writer and sports editor. She has now expanded her skill-set into the automotive industry as a content writer for Auto Credit Express, where she contributes to several automotive and auto finance blogs.

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Meghan Ingram is a Pittsburgh native and regular contributor to CarsDirect.com. She holds a Bachelors degree in Spanish and English, is a social media marketing specialist, and has written professionally for a variety of automotive companies over the last several years. In her spare time Meghan enjoys music, running, and hiking trails with her Doberman.

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Neil Cumins is an award-winning freelance writer and motoring journalist, based in Scotland. He has spent much of his 18-year career working in marketing and PR for franchised dealers including Aston Martin, Chrysler and Volvo. Neil founded the G75 Media copywriting agency in 2007, focusing on motoring journalism and technology writing. He currently writes for magazines and websites in America, Australia and the UK.

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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 in Manhattan and teaches mathematics when not pondering the state of the vehicular world. 

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Randy Heinitz has written online automotive news and classic car profiles since 2010. He also covers auto shows in Southern California, and writes about automotive maintenance, repair and insurance issues.

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Becky Antioco has been writing about automotive and travel topics for nearly 20 years. A former editor for AAA, she has driven hundreds of cars over thousands of miles, writing reviews and buying guides for multiple audiences. She is based in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Rebecca Ballard is a freelance writer who specializes in the automotive industry. A unique interest in finding affordable and dependable automobiles keeps her busy researching the most up-to-date information in the automotive field.

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Seth Harrison is a journalism major at James Madison University and has been an automotive fanatic for as long as he can remember. He has interned for Autoweek.com, and has also worked on some of JMU’s student-produced magazines. He is eagerly awaiting the day that he has the space and means to purchase his ideal project car: something Volkswagen from the 1980s.

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Steve Cypher is a contributing writer for CarsDirect.com and Senior Editor for Lotpro.com. When not covering the latest automotive news or reviewing vehicles, Steve calls upon his years of experience selling cars to explain the car buying process and all things subprime at AutoCreditExpress.com.

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Based in India, Surya has been writing about cars for over two years now. His work has been published in popular online publications including BMWBlog and GTspirit. He is particularly interested in the business side of the automotive industry.

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Tamara Warren has written for The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Delta Sky, The Detroit Free Press, Forbes, Automobile, Autoweek,  Details and over 100 other newspapers, magazines and websites. She founded the car culture site Gotryke.com and serves on the jury for the World Car of the Year.  Tamara was raised in Detroit. She lives and works in Brooklyn.

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A published columnist, mechanic, automotive journalist, and licensed NHRA Drag Racer, Tim Charlet brings nearly four-decades of automotive experience as a contributor to Internet Brands. Prior to joining our team, Tim has worked with Fortune 500 companies, multiple high-performance parts manufacturers, dealerships, and automotive consumer review print media and websites.

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Trent Loomis is an automotive journalist who has spent the past four years writing reviews, buying guides, and how to articles for some of the biggest websites in the world. Although he currently lives in Los Angeles, he also spent some time in Germany where he got to experience European craftsmanship and the thrill of driving on the autobahn.

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Will Kinton is a freelance automotive journalist and a contributor to several automotive outlets. He currently resides in Richmond, Virginia with his wife and two cats, and is a graduate of Virginia Tech. Besides cars, Will is interested in aircraft, astronomy, birds, and travel, and he considers himself a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan. You can find him on Twitter at @willkinton247.

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Willis Kuelthau gradated from Williams College and works as a writer for a variety of websites. In addition to cars, he loves writing about the outdoors and music. He currently resides in Philadelphia.

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Zac Estrada is an automotive journalist and contributing writer who hails from Santa Barbara, CA. Zac attended Northeastern University's School of Journalism in Boston and currently runs the automotive blog Confessions of an Autoholic. 

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