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

Recent Contributions by Patrick

  • 2017 Audi A5 YMM Overview

    July 28, 2016

    They used to be called Grand Touring cars—stylish, swift, luxurious machines designed to carry two people and their Louis Vuitton luggage from one upscale locale…

  • 2017 FIAT 124 Spider YMM Overview

    July 26, 2016

    The world needs more Italian roadsters. At the same time, Italian roadsters have usually needed better build integrity and reliability. Thankfully, Fiat has addressed both…

  • 2017 Toyota Camry YMM Overview

    July 25, 2016

    The Toyota Camry is the product of an ongoing case study of the American family and its transportation needs. The Camry's combination of comfort, usability,…

  • 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid YMM Overview

    July 25, 2016

    Even though hybrids are among today's most fashionable vehicle choices, some drivers prefer to have their eco-minded drivelines wear mainstream sheet metal. For this more…

  • Actual Cash Value (ACV) Defined

    April 29, 2016

    Actual cash value is another term that means something different from what you'd think it naturally means. It should therefore not be a surprise that…

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2016 BMW M4

    Our Take: 2016 BMW M4

    March 24, 2016

    A rose by any other name would still smell sweet, and by that logic a much-loved factory tuner sports coupe with a revised badge is…

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2016 BMW M3

    Our Take: 2016 BMW M3

    March 9, 2016

    The M3 has been BMW's racing car in a sedan body for nearly three decades—but usually as a two-door. BMW's model identification scheme now labels…

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2016 Porsche Macan

    Our Take: 2016 Porsche Macan

    March 9, 2016

    The Macan is Porsche's latest step in its ongoing reinvention from old-school sports car manufacturer to mainstream luxury vehicle maker with a varied product portfolio.…

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2016 BMW X4

    Our Take: 2016 BMX X4

    February 18, 2016

    If it works, do it again. The X4 is BMW's boldly-styled X6 four-door-coupe-crossover concept fitted to a smaller form factor—in this case, using the X3…

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

    Our Take: 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

    February 12, 2016

    Something very interesting is going on at Chevrolet lately. After years of products that ranged from blandly competitive to unimpressive, the golden bowtie is now…

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