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Joe Lorio

Joe Lorio

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Joe Lorio
Let’s talk about me -- 300 words, all about me. Why not? After all, it’s one of my favorite topics. One thing I’ve discovered about myself is that I’m the kind of person who likes to share. I will share Tic Tacs (if I’m offering, please do take some), and I like to share stuff about myself with strangers on the Internet.

But you all aren’t strangers, of course. You’re friends. Not the old-fashioned kind of friends -- the ones you spoke to in person and did stuff with -- but the better, modern kind of friends, the kind you have online.

If you’re reading this, you already know that I work at Automobile Magazine. I’ve worked there a long time. People sometimes ask, “How did you get your job?” Predictably, the answer is that I was in the right place at the right time. David E. Davis, Jr., the founding editor of Automobile Magazine, decided to take a flier on me. That’s the kind of guy he was -- he liked to hire people, almost as much as he like to fire people. Surprisingly, he did not fire me.

What else might you want to know? I’m from the United States, originally. I went to a four-year college. I follow some sports teams, but not closely -- mostly towards the end of the season. I have a family and I like them.

Perhaps you’re curious about my upbringing. Have I always been into cars? I have. First it was Matchboxes, but for some reason I smashed a lot of them with a hammer. Then it was building model cars, although many of them remained half-finished after I was stymied by some particularly difficult step.

We did not have a lot of cool cars in my family when I was a kid. Well, except for an Austin Marina. Now, however, I drive lots of cars, some of which are even cooler. That’s the fun part of my job. There are other parts, though, like writing this. And you know what? This has been the best part of all.

articles by Joe Lorio

2014 Acura MDX September Update
Long-Term Tests

2014 Acura MDX SH-AWD - Vacation-mobile

Comes up a bit short in the luxury arena.
| Sep 09, 2014
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2015 Honda Accord Sport
News & Rumors

August 2014 New Car Sales

A fine end to a swell summer.
| Sep 04, 2014
2014 Mini Cooper Update 3
Long-Term Tests

2014 Mini Cooper - Off to Michigan

But first, some thoughts on stopping and starting.
| Aug 25, 2014
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2013 Jaguar XJL Portfolio AWD Nearing the End
Long-Term Tests

2013 Jaguar XJL Portfolio AWD - Nearing the End

Our English belle enters the home stretch.
| Aug 12, 2014
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2014 Honda Accord Coupe EX L V 6 August Update
Long-Term Tests

2014 Honda Accord EX-L V-6 - Too Much Power?

Our Accord Coupe might be the wrong version of the right car.
| Aug 04, 2014
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2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe
Road Tests

2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe Review

Fewer doors, more focus.
| Jul 30, 2014
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2014 Mercedes Benz E250 Bluetec
Road Tests

2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec: Around The Block

The diesel E-class switches from six cylinders to four.
| Jul 18, 2014
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2014 Mini Cooper Update 1
Long-Term Tests

2014 Mini Cooper - Into the Hipster Vortex

The Mini is in its element in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
| Jul 16, 2014
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Nissan Frontier Diesel Prototype
Road Tests

2014 Nissan Frontier Diesel Prototype: Around the Block

A Frontier diesel isn't yet official, but test mules are on the road.
| Jul 11, 2014
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2015 Lexus NX 200t
Road Tests

2015 Lexus NX Review

What took so long?
| Jul 06, 2014
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1962 Ferrari 250 GTO auction
News & Rumors

Why this 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Will Likely Set a Record at Auction

Bonhams' 250 GTO should whip Monterey bidders into a frenzy.
| Jul 03, 2014
2015 Chevrolet Tahoe
News & Rumors

June 2014 Auto Sales

A hot start to summer.
| Jul 02, 2014
2014 Compact SUV
Road Tests

Seven Up: Picking the Best Compact SUV

The kind of cars that everybody wants.
| Jun 23, 2014
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2014 Toyota Camry XLE Side Front View
News & Rumors

May 2014 Auto Sales

Spring selling season is exactly that.
| Jun 04, 2014
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