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 Volkswagen Touareg TDI Review

2015 Volkswagen Touareg TDI Review
Maybe you’ve noticed the updated Volkswagen Touareg. Scratch that, it’s a safer bet you haven’t seen one of these premium crossovers. Enhanced for 2015 the vehicle gains a variety of features that are sure to please drivers, even if they have a hard time seeing them.

2015 Ford Expedition Review

2015 Ford Expedition Review
You’re never supposed to judge a book by its cover, but whoever came up with that adage obviously never saw a bound version of the U.S. tax code. The 2015 Ford Expedition looks almost exactly like the model it’s replacing but is there more to this story than meets the eye?

2015 Honda CR-V Review

2015 Honda CR-V Review
Honda honed its popular CR-V compact crossover to a razor-sharp edge for 2015, giving it more power, a stronger structure and an extra helping of advanced technology. What’s not to like? The answer just might surprise you.

2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4 Limited Review

2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4 Limited Review
Hyundai has lobbed a thoroughly refreshed version of its popular Sonata into the heart of the midsize-sedan market. But does this updated model have what it takes to compete with segment heavyweights?

2015 Lexus RC F Review

The LFA supercar may be a rapidly fading memory but the folks at Lexus have been hard at work on a new high-performance coupe. The RC F promises a riotously fun driving experience, but can it stack up to the vaunted vehicles it’s supposed to compete with?

2014 Audi S4 Review

2014 Audi S4 Review
Audi’s aging S4 proves that getting old isn’t always a bad thing. This sports sedan offers an intoxicating blend of style, features and performance that can still wow even the most jaundiced driver.

2014 Audi SQ5 Review

2014 Audi SQ5 Review
Audi’s SQ5 luxury crossover delivers sports-car performance with enough utility for the whole family. But has the company struck an appropriate balance between fun and function?

Craig's Recent News Posts

Do You Have to Change Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles?

Do You Have to Change Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles?
To quickly answer the inquiry posed in this article’s title, NO! Modern vehicles do not need to have their crankcase lubricant exchanged every 3,000 miles. However, there are caveats and you need to be aware of them. We’ll explore these in greater detail after the jump so go ahead and click the link. We’ll wait…

A Virtual Tour of Ford’s Rouge F-150 Plant

A Virtual Tour of Ford’s Rouge F-150 Plant
The Rouge, a sprawling industrial complex, is the heart and soul of Ford manufacturing. Today it’s home to the brand-new F-150 pickup, arguably the company’s most important product but the heritage of this facility stretches back decades.

Pitch Perfect: How Harman Engineers Sound

Pitch Perfect: How Harman Engineers Sound
  Unless you’re an audiophile you may not be familiar with Harman. This company is a market leader in the sound business and chances are most drivers are well aware of at least a few of its diverse brands.

Lincoln Partners with Revel for Luxury Audio

Lincoln Partners with Revel for Luxury Audio
To deliver a proper luxury feel every high-end vehicle has to be equipped with an advanced sound system; it’s a prerequisite. To ensure its customers get the best listening experience possible Lincoln has just announced an exclusive 10-year partnership with Revel audio systems.

GM Files for Trademark of ‘Velite’ Name

GM Files for Trademark of ‘Velite’ Name
Automakers are always filing to trademark different names, often for upcoming vehicles. Sometimes you can get an idea of what future products are in development by uncovering the names they’ve tried to secure.

France Plans to Ditch Diesel

France Plans to Ditch Diesel
When it comes to vehicular fuels two giants come to mine: gasoline and diesel. The former is dominant on this side of the Atlantic while the latter is extremely popular in the old world. Despite this the French government has plans to slowly phase out diesel for use in passenger cars.