Craig Cole
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.

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Top 10 Trucks for Urban Cowboys

Top 10 Trucks for Urban Cowboys

Once upon a time trucks were built for work. They had manual door locks, crank windows and AM radios, if they had any sound system at all. Leather seats, air conditioning and voice-activated distractions were out of the question. Like a framing hammer, pickups were simple and effective. For decades they were purpose-made for hard-working...
Ask AutoGuide No. 3 – Dad’s Dilemma

Ask AutoGuide No. 3 – Dad’s Dilemma

Like veteran 911 operators AutoGuide’s expertly trained staff is here to help at anytime, day or night… as long as they can respond via e-mail and at their convenience. Ask AutoGuide is our newest weekly feature and it’s off like a prom dress. Literally tens of people have written in asking for assistance in purchasing...
2013 Lincoln MKZ Review

2013 Lincoln MKZ Review

With a flurry of new Lincoln product on the way, the 2013 MKZ is the first of this new breed. Can it get the brand back on the road to prosperity or is Lincoln a lost cause?

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Tuner Prepares 600-HP Hyundai Genesis for SEMA

Tuner Prepares 600-HP Hyundai Genesis for SEMA
Hyundai’s already powerful Genesis sedan is a blank canvas for tuners to alter however they wish. And with SEMA just around the bend you can bet this car will be well represented at the Vegas event, in fact one company has already boosted it to the brink of insanity. The folks at Toca Marketing Group,...

2016 Acura ILX Spotted Playing in the Sun

2016 Acura ILX Spotted Playing in the Sun
The other day Acura teased its upcoming 2016 ILX sedan by releasing a darkened photo of the car. It revealed next to nothing, but fortunately we can do much better than that; we’ve got an entire gallery of spy photos. The car was caught with its pants down so to speak, out in the blinding...

Euro Prius+ Gets Updated for 2015, Prius v to Follow?

Euro Prius+ Gets Updated for 2015, Prius v to Follow?
How exciting! The European version of Toyota’s Prius v has gotten a minor update for 2015. This fuel-sipping station wagon gets warmed-over styling, new color choices and revised equipment. Up front it’s graced with a reworked front end that’s punctuated with LED headlamps. It also gains a glossy black lower trapezoidal section and tweaked bumpers....

Finalists for Green Car of the Year’ Announced

Finalists for Green Car of the Year’ Announced
The folks at Green Car Journal have just released their list of finalists for the 2015 Green Car of the Year award. The group includes a surprising diversity of vehicles from several manufacturers. Green Car Journal has been honoring environmentally responsible vehicles since 2005. The winner will be announced at the L.A. Auto Show next...

Aston Martin Vantage Spied with Leaves in its Grille

Aston Martin Vantage Spied with Leaves in its Grille
The folks at Aston Martin are hard at work on their next generation Vantage sports car. Through back-door dealings and international subterfuge we managed to snag a passel of spy photos proving this point. The car can be seen getting a thorough workout on the race track. Dressed in black it looks as striking as...

Toyota Pushing to Fix More Vehicles with Defective Airbag Inflators

Toyota Pushing to Fix More Vehicles with Defective Airbag Inflators
Toyota is conducting a supplemental recall of some 247,000 vehicles to correct a potential airbag issue. Models affected by this latest action include the Corolla small car, Matrix hatchback, Sequoia SUV, Tundra pickup truck and Lexus SC coupe. The vehicles in question were built between 2001 and 2004 and feature airbag components manufactured by supplier...

Ford Focus RS to be Imported From Europe

Ford Focus RS to be Imported From Europe
Ford engineers are cooking up a new ultra-high-performance Focus RS. The car is baking in the product-development oven right now and it should be set to go on sale as soon as the timer goes off in 2016. This hotly anticipated vehicle ought to provide rally-inspired performance thanks to all-wheel drive and brisk acceleration courtesy...

Get a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Before it’s too Late

Get a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Before it’s too Late
Back in May Chrysler made some announcements about their enthusiast-focused SRT brand. They had spun it off as a separate division but that didn’t work out so well so they decided to reconsolidate it as part of Dodge. But this move resulted in a lot of questions, chiefly what would happen to other high-performance vehicles...

Jaguar Land Rover to Colonize US with a Factory

Jaguar Land Rover to Colonize US with a Factory
Baseball, apple pie and God Save the Queen. What is this blasphemy? Well, British auto-making duo Jaguar Land Rover is supposedly looking to open a factory in the United States. The firm wants to expand its global footprint and of course America is a critical market. A plant on this side of the Atlantic would...

C-Class Convertible Shakes its Rump for the Camera

C-Class Convertible Shakes its Rump for the Camera
AutoGuide.com’s spy photographers have managed to snap a few more pictures of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz C-Class Convertible. Regrettably they only managed to get a coupe shots of this open-air model from the rear but we can glean a few details about it. The car’s trunk was not covered in distracting black-and-white camouflage so we can...

10 Cars That Are More Efficient Than a Prius

10 Cars That Are More Efficient Than a Prius
Toyota’s Prius has become the go-to vehicle for people looking to save money at the gas pump. Sure, it looks like an alien science project gone wrong and its driving dynamics are less fun than a trip to the ER, but this car’s groundbreaking combination of high technology, phenomenal fuel economy and unimpeachable reliability have...

What is the Fastest Car in the World?

What is the Fastest Car in the World?
Everyone loves a good superlative. Whether something’s the biggest, tallest, longest or strongest, words ending in “-est” connote superiority and inspire awe. Of course in the world of automobiles it seems like everyone wants to be the “fastest.” Whether it was the first drag race with horseless carriages, a classic rivalry between models like the...
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