Laura Burstein, Author

Laura Burstein is an automotive journalist, driving enthusiast and road racing fan. She provides consumer-focused vehicle reviews, buying advice, safety tips and best driving practices for top-tier automotive media outlets. Laura is also Vice President of the Motor Press Guild, the largest automotive media organization in North America.


Test Drive Tips: Acceleration, Braking and Maneuvering
Test Drive Tips: Acceleration, Braking and Maneuvering

Continuing our series on test-drive tips, here are some more ways to put your potential new vehicle to the test. Low-Speed Maneuverability Chances are, the dealership where you're shopping has a cramped back parking lot. Instead of waiting for the sales associate to bring the car our front, ask him...Read More»

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Cars for Fast Families: Sedans Under $40k

Here's more on our series of unique, performance-oriented vehicles that are still practical enough for families. This price range includes many entry-level luxury models, as well as fully loaded mid-range brands. Which you choose depends on your attitude: Do you want the top-of-the-line version of...Read More»

2010 Lincoln MKT
Cars for Fast Families: Sporty Wagons

It’s curious that such a stigma is still attached to the word “wagon.” Perhaps it’s the name that scares people off. After all, that Red Flyer you used to get pulled around in as a kid wasn’t exactly the picture of performance and safety. In Europe, these vehicles are called “estate...Read More»

2006 Toyota Corolla 4-door Sedan LE Auto (Natl) Trunk
Test Drive Tips: Cargo and Storage

Most people don’t know how to take full advantage of a test drive. We drive the car around the block a few times. Maybe even get it up to a decent pace on the freeway. We pop the trunk, look under the hood, and push all the levers and buttons. Maybe we ask a few questions about horsepower or gas...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Passat
Cars for Fast Families: Sedans Under $30k

Continuing our series on sporty alternatives for families who don't fit the boring-car sterotype, here are some four-door options for those with a little more dough to spend. 2010 Chevy Malibu It's not like Chevy is a little-known brand. But what might not be so well known is the considerable...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Traverse
Crossover vs Traditional SUV: Which is Best?

Gone are the days of straightforward words that describe the types of vehicles we drive. Car. Truck. Van. Wagon. Over the years, the marketing-speak of the auto industry has successfully permeated our vocabulary. Terms like “crossover” and “sports activity vehicle” are thrown around at...Read More»

2009 Mazda MAZDA3
Cars for Fast Families: Unique Sedans Under $20k

The field of affordable family sedans is as wide as ever, yet many shoppers still stick with the same two or three predictable brands. Want to be different? These family-friendly four-doors offer style, value and performance, while ensuring you won’t get lost in the masses. 2010 Kia Forte...Read More»

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