Thom is a lifelong car nut, owning cars ranging from Datsuns to Mustang GTs and, currently, a Hemi-powered Ram 1500. He has spent the past 15 years writing objective, thorough vehicle reviews and consumer-focused feature articles for Autobytel.com, Kelley Blue Book, The Boston Globe, Cars.com, and other leading websites and publications.

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2019 Nissan NV Cargo Preview
The venerable work van is integral to the successful operation of countless businesses across the country. Yet, General Motors, Ford, and Ram had been the only automakers to fulfill the need of such a...
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2019 Nissan NV Passenger Preview
For decades, full-size work vans were workhorses offered exclusively by domestic automakers. That changed when Nissan introduced the NV van in 2012, which today competes with the Chevrolet Express/GMC...
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2019 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Preview
Mercedes is a brand with a rich history, one that has included different generations of the SL-Class since the 1950s. The current iteration was refreshed for 2017 and returns for 2019 with two signifi...
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2019 Audi Q7 Preview
Introduced for 2007, the Audi Q7 made a fashionably late debut into the crossover segment that was already home to models like the BMW X5 and Lexus GX. Since then, competition has increased with all-n...
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2019 Lexus RX Hybrid Preview
More than 20 years after its initial release, the Lexus RX Hybrid, most recently updated for 2017, continues to serve those who desire crossover functionality complemented by luxurious amenities and e...
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2019 Lexus RX Preview
Lexus launched its first RX model in 1999, when the car-based crossover segment was still in its infancy. Since then, the RX has been through several iterations, including the current-generation versi...
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2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Preview
Nearly two full decades have passed since Toyota introduced the Highlander to the world, but the first Highlander Hybrid didn’t arrive until 2006, offering a more fuel-efficient version of a favorite...
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2019 Toyota Highlander Preview
Introduced in 2000, the Toyota Highlander underwent its most recent update for 2017. This popular 3-row crossover enters 2019 mostly unchanged, with the exception of a few exterior tweaks and, more no...
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2014 Volkswagen Jetta Test Drive Review
With a new turbocharged engine and an upgraded suspension, the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta has been transformed into a sedan that’s a genuine hoot to drive. A comfortable driving position and a spacious tru...
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2015 Ram ProMaster City Preview
There is, as they say, a tool for every job. That’s a fact I’ve come to understand firsthand since moving into a house in need of a few repairs, each of which has required yet another trip to Home Dep...
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2014 Volvo S60 Test Drive Review
In the uber-competitive luxury sport sedan segment, long-time status symbols from BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Lexus have ruled the roost. However, for buyers willing to expand their horizons and consider s...
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2014 Subaru Impreza Test Drive Review
Subaru would appear to have a winning formula with its affordable, versatile and efficient all-wheel-drive 2014 Impreza, but a dearth of technology and refinement only serves to shine a light on its c...
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2014 Chevrolet Malibu Test Drive Review
Chevy continues to bounce back from a federal bailout—and decades of building second-rate sedans—with a string of new and thoroughly revamped models that are legitimately worthy of attention by more t...
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2014 Jeep Cherokee Test Drive Review
After a somewhat rocky and delayed launch attributed to initial quality concerns, the Jeep Cherokee is back, but its days as a boxy, no-frills utility vehicle are history. Look beyond the polarizing f...
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2014 Buick Enclave Test Drive Review
When it debuted for the 2008 model year, the Enclave straddled the Buick brand on its back and drove it into the minds of new generations of buyers. Six years later, and one after a refresh, the Encla...
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2014 Buick LaCrosse Test Drive Review
Like other GM brands, Buick uses each new model year as an opportunity to further annihilate any memories of its not-too-distant mediocre phase. The updated 2014 LaCrosse is further proof of how far t...
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2013 Toyota RAV4 Test Drive Review
Toyota, considered one of the founding fathers of the small crossover segment, has attracted buyers with multiple generations of RAV4s built to be economical, family-friendly and versatile. The all-ne...
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2014 Chevrolet Impala Test Drive Review
Formerly a mediocre 4-door favored most strongly by rental fleets, the Chevrolet Impala has been reborn for 2014 with perhaps the large-sedan segment’s most attractive styling, promises of up to 35 mp...
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2014 Nissan Versa Note Test Drive Review
Fully redesigned for 2014, the Nissan Versa Note hatchback earns points for its affordability, attractive assortment of options and efficient operation and use of interior space. Complaints are few in...
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2014 Kia Sorento Test Drive Review
The fires of the crossover segment continue to be stoked by all-new, completely reimagined, and strategically updated models. The 2014 Kia Sorento falls into the latter category, and while it earns po...
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2014 Ford Mustang Test Drive Review
After nearly 50 years, a person could understandably be showing his or her age and perhaps holding on a bit too strongly to past glory days. Perhaps that’s the case for your Uncle John. The 2014 Ford ...
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2013 Ram 1500 Test Drive Review
From the companies that build them to the customers who buy them, people associated with pickup trucks have a tendency to be a bit obsessive. Brand loyalty is huge, but so are the bragging rights that...
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2013 Nissan Altima Test Drive Review
Competition comes in various flavors, ranging from an inconsequential 5th-grade spelling bee to a race between a gazelle and a salivating lion. Battles within the cutthroat family-sedan segment fall u...
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2013 Ford Escape Test Drive Review
Twelve years ago, SUVs remained popular, crossovers were virtually unheard of, and car companies were attempting to keep a straight face while presenting 4-wheeled atrocities such as the Pontiac Aztek...
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2013 Honda Civic Test Drive Review
Sometimes, dependability alone doesn’t quite cut it, as proven by the mediocre employee with a perfect attendance record, the clock that marks every hour precisely 7 minutes late, or the steadfastly r...
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