Craig Cole

Craig Cole

Associate Editor Send a tip Born and raised in Southeastern, Michigan Craig was steeped in cars and mechanics from childhood, growing up around tractors, motorcycles and engines. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a keyboard. When he’s not providing AutoGuide with USDA prime content he’s out in the garage restoring his 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Some say he’s a changeling.

Craig's Recent Reviews

2015 Audi S3 Review

The 2015 Audi S3 is a compact high-performance luxury sedan, a lot of qualifiers for such a small car. Fortunately, it’s suitably quick.

2015 Audi RS 5 vs 2015 Lexus RC F

Invalid Displayed Gallery Our world is full of rivalries: dogs vs. cats, Coke and Pepsi, Donald Trump bickering with Rosie O’Donnell. These famous faceoffs are often highly entertaining and sometimes even give us unique perspectives on certain issues.

2016 Nissan Maxima Review

Don’t let photos or even video of the all-new 2016 Nissan Maxima color your opinion of this car. Yes, its front end is controversial, and no, not everyone will love the way it looks, but this is a vehicle you have to see up close in natural sunlight to appreciate.

2015 Ford Mustang GT vs. 2015 Nissan 370Z NISMO

2015 Ford Mustang GT vs. 2015 Nissan 370Z NISMO
Seventy-odd years ago the United States and Japan were bitter enemies, embroiled in a titanic struggle that played out across vast expanses of the Pacific Ocean. Today, these great nations are on more-than-friendly terms, though there’s still a rivalry churning away beneath the surface. Instead of guns and incendiary bombs it involves pistons and suspension…

2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 Review

Maybach was the pinnacle of Daimler’s extensive portfolio until a couple years ago when the revival of this historical division fizzled out like a New Year’s resolution two weeks into February. The failure was hardly unexpected as many wealthy individuals had never heard of the brand nor could they afford its products, even with 4,800-month…

Craig's Recent News Posts

Michelin Defender LTX M/S Tire Review

Michelin Defender LTX M/S Tire Review
All-season traction, enhanced fuel economy and the toughness to shrug off punishing abuse are challenges not every tire is up to. Even fewer can deliver all of this along with extended tread life and smooth on-road performance.

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