Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on Twitter looking for a good car conversation.

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Taking it to the Track

Taking it to the Track

We like cars and we really love driving them. But unless your name is Sebastian and you pilot an F1 Red Bull Infiniti, there’s always room to improve one’s skill behind the wheel. At AutoGuide, we are no exception to the rule and any time we get a chance to sharpen our talents, we jump…

2014 Audi R8 V10 Plus Review - Video

2014 Audi R8 V10 Plus Review - Video

Meeting and even exceeding expectations when it comes to both style and performance, the R8 V10 Plus is both incredibly refined and surprisingly violent.

Luke’s Recent Reviews

2013 Holden Commodore Ute Review

2013 Holden Commodore Ute Review
During a recent trip ‘down under’ AutoGuide Managing Editor Luke Vandezande had a chance to drive one of Australia’s most iconic cars. Did it live up to the hype? ...

2013 Nissan Juke NISMO Review - Video

2013 Nissan Juke NISMO Review - Video
Looking to grow its NISMO brand Nissan has begun affixing performance parts to a new series of models in its lineup, the latest being the quirky Juke. So does this souped-up crossover deserve the motorsports badge? We think you already know the answer....

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Fiat 500X Breaks Loose Before Planned Paris Premier

Fiat 500X Breaks Loose Before Planned Paris Premier
Fiat’s next product is scheduled to make its official debut during the Paris Motor Show early next month, but now a leaked image is offering a look at the car ahead of that event. The front fascia draws influence heavily from the 500 sub-compact, but is grafted onto a beefier body clad in chunkier trim...

GM Compensation Fund to Pay at Least 19 Death Claims

GM Compensation Fund to Pay at Least 19 Death Claims
General Motors’ compensation fund will pay out claims to at least 19 deaths as the team assigned to make those decisions continues to filter through hundreds of applications. To date, General Motors only officially claims responsibility for 13 deaths that it linked to faulty ignition switches installed in roughly 2.6 million vehicles. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg...

Mercedes to Boost CLA-Class Supply to US Dealers

Mercedes to Boost CLA-Class Supply to US Dealers
You might have walked away disappointed after visiting a Mercedes-Benz dealership recently if the trip was based on bringing home a new CLA-Class. Customers are currently facing a wait time that, in some cases, is lasting months for the new attainably-priced car from the tri-point star brand. Currently the company offers three versions to customers...

Badass New Batmobile Revealed

Badass New Batmobile Revealed
The latest incarnation of Batman’s iconic crime fighting cruiser was revealed through Twitter by director Zack Snyder. Slated for released on March 25, 2016, “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” will feature Ben Affleck as Batman and, of course, a new version of the Batmobile. In May, a teaser of the image of the new...

Audi TT Offroad Concept Could Reach Production

Audi TT Offroad Concept Could Reach Production
Audi is looking at bringing the TT-based crossover concept it first revealed during the 2014 Beijing Auto Show into regular production. During the press launch of the MQB-based 2016 TT sports car, Audi development boss Ulrich Hackenberg said the concept is meant to preview how the company would envision another model in the TT family...

Tesla Model III to Have Limited Self-Driving Capability

Tesla Model III to Have Limited Self-Driving Capability
There will be more to the Tesla Model III when it arrives in 2017 than an “affordable” price and roughly 200 miles of driving range. CEO Elon Musk told Nikkei that the company plans to offer self-driving cars by about 2020, but that some of the systems necessary for that capability will be packaged in its...

2015 Ford Mustang Mileage Announced

2015 Ford Mustang Mileage Announced
The 2015 Ford Mustang will be less efficient than the generation it replaces. Or at least that’s true in certain configurations. Official fuel economy estimates were released today, revealing that the new V8-powered GT model should return 15 MPG in the city and 25 during presumably flaccid highway travel while that engine equipped with an...

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT Curb Weight Confirmed Sort Of

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT Curb Weight Confirmed Sort Of
Key details about the upcoming Mercedes-AMG GT sports car that were omitted from the manufacturer’s announcement yesterday are starting to trickle out. Specifically the company didn’t announce a curb weight weight or measurements for the car that serves as an indirect replacement to the SLS AMG GT. Pricing was also left out of the material...

2007 Dodge Grand Caravan Probed Over Stalling Engines

2007 Dodge Grand Caravan Probed Over Stalling Engines
Complaints about stalling engines in 2007 model year Dodge Grand Caravans are spurring an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. According to NHTSA documents, a total of eight complaints were filed about the defect affecting an estimated 160,000 vehicles. According to the petition NHTSA received, a defect in the fuel system can cause...

Subaru Revises Sales Forecast, Predicts New Record

Subaru Revises Sales Forecast, Predicts New Record
It’s been a good year at Subaru. In fact, it’s been a good six or so years for the small Japanese brand that stands alone in being able to claim sales growth in each of the past six years. “The market is telling us that we are delivering products that consumers want at the right...

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT is Caviar on Crack

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT is Caviar on Crack
Mercedes-AMG unveiled a car today that just might be the most luxurious way to challenge lap records at a road course in a very long time. Revealed today in Affalterbach, Germany, the all-new AMG GT is brimming with race-bred technology that the company hopes will entice a new crop of enthusiast customers. The new coupe...

Mercedes AMG GT Revealed Early By Video Game Sort of

Mercedes AMG GT Revealed Early By Video Game Sort of
Images of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz AMG GT sports car without camouflage are hitting the Internet today. At least that’s sort of the case. Following the September 9 official debut of the upcoming AMG GT sports car, gamers will be able to take it out for a virtual spin in the title Driveclub in early October....
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