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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 Honda Accord EX L V 6 Coupe front three quarter in motion
Long-Term Tests

2014 Honda Accord EX-L V-6 Coupe - Four Seasons Wrap-Up

What’s that thing about the wisdom of the crowd?
| Jan 23, 2015
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2014 BMW X1 Xdrive 28I Front Three Quarter In Motion 1
Long-Term Tests

2014 BMW X1 xDrive28i - Four Seasons Wrap-Up

BMW’s baby SUV is more BMW than SUV.
| Jan 06, 2015
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2014 Kia Cadenza Front Three Quarter In Motion
Long-Term Tests

2014 Kia Cadenza - Four Seasons Wrap-Up

Unfailingly polite, the Cadenza makes a good impression.
| Dec 15, 2014
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2015 Ford Mustang Ecoboost
News & Rumors

November 2014 New Car Sales

Black Friday brings automakers an early Christmas.
| Dec 03, 2014
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2015 Mercedes Benz S63 AMG 4Matic Coupe
Road Tests

2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Review

A bodacious blend of beauty and exclusivity.
| Nov 06, 2014
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10 Things You Didn t Know About Maserati
Car Lists

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Maserati

Celebrating 100 years of Maserati history.
| Oct 13, 2014
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1990 1996 Nissan 300ZX front three quarter view in motion
Collectible Classic

Collectible Classic: 1990-1996 Nissan 300ZX

From the ’90s, but not of the ’90s.
| Oct 06, 2014
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2015 Honda Accord Sport
News & Rumors

September 2014 New Car Sales

Still going strong.
| Oct 02, 2014
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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