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 Bentley Flying Spur V8 Review

2015 Bentley Flying Spur V8 Review
Bentley builds some of the most bodacious luxury cars in the world. This British brand is synonymous with opulence and performance; its products scream “I’ve made it!” but as politely as possible.

2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Review

2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Review
Chrysler essentially dropped the mic when it introduced Hellcat versions of the Challenger coupe and Charger sedan. The supercharged 707-hp Hemi found under the hoods of these models sucked all the air out of the room, leaving press, enthusiasts and most importantly the competition gasping for breath.

2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster Review

2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster Review
If you want an open-air Aston Martin you have a few choices. There’s a drop-top version of their DB9, you could opt for the brand’s Vanquish Volante, a convertible variant of their ultimate grand-touring car, and then there’s the Vantage Roadster.

2015 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT Coupe Review

2015 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT Coupe Review
The Vantage serves as Aston Martin’s entry-level model, if something with a six-figure price tag could ever be described as basic. This lustily styled two-door is offered as either a coupe or an open-air roadster, though both models are sweeter than confectioner’s sugar.

2015 Aston Martin Vanquish Coupe Review

2015 Aston Martin Vanquish Coupe Review
Aston Martin’s Vanquish is low, long and lusciously shaped. This ultra-luxury automobile sits at the top of this company’s rarified lineup serving as the ultimate grand-touring automobile, their flagship sports car. And this model certainly plays that role to the letter, looking, acting and even sounding every bit like the superstar it is.

2015 Aston Martin Rapide S Review

2015 Aston Martin Rapide S Review
Chances are you’re familiar with the duck test. This little saying goes as follows: If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck then it’s probably a duck. Likewise if a car has four doors, comes with a back seat and offers a separate storage compartment then it’s probably…

2015 Chrysler 300C Platinum Review

2015 Chrysler 300C Platinum Review
“When it drives down the road you’re going to see this thing,” said Al Gardner during his opening remarks at the media drive of the new 2015 300. The Chrysler brand’s president and CEO isn’t kidding; this sedan’s grille is roughly a third larger than the outgoing version’s.

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?

Craig's Recent News Posts

Top 10 Most Reliable Car Brands

Top 10 Most Reliable Car Brands
J.D. Power just released its annual Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS). This closely monitored report gives automakers and consumers a good idea of how well the industry is doing when it comes to quality.

How Nissan is Working to Improve its Quality

How Nissan is Working to Improve its Quality
Nissan’s all-new 2015 Murano crossover looks like a winner. It’s stylish, comfortable and drives well, but these aren’t the only feathers in its cap. Quality should be another one of this vehicle’s strong suits.

No Porsche Macan Rival for Maserati

No Porsche Macan Rival for Maserati
Porsche’s Macan is one of the latest premium luxury crossovers to hit the market. It’s a driver’s vehicle and one that’s probably spurred rival automakers to start developing similar models, but not Maserati.

Top 10 Cheapest Vehicles to Insure

Top 10 Cheapest Vehicles to Insure
Car insurance is a necessary evil, an extra expense you really can’t drive without. Coverage is important both to protect yourself and others when the unexpected inevitably happens.

Top 10 Practical Performance Vehicles

Top 10 Practical Performance Vehicles
Let’s say you’ve got an insatiable appetite for speed but you also have other responsibilities like three kids, a golden retriever, volunteer work on weekends and other domestic duties.