Andrew Ganz

Andrew has had cars in his blood since he was a toddler—literally, since he gnawed the paint off of a Hot Wheels Cadillac Seville while he was still wearing diapers. Let’s hope they didn’t use lead back then. After growing up in Dallas, Texas, Andrew earned a journalism degree from The Media School at Indiana University. He has worked in public relations for two automakers, and has served as an editor for a luxury-lifestyle print publication and several websites. An avid car shopper (and sometimes actual buyer), Andrew specializes in writing for in-market consumers. When he’s not perusing Craigslist for his next questionable car purchase, he is exploring the back roads of the Rocky Mountains.

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Chevrolet Equinox
Chevrolet Equinox

The Chevrolet Equinox is a five-passenger, compact crossover SUV that has been redesigned for the 2018 model year but stays true to a formula from 2005. The 2018 model marks the third generation of the Equinox; it remains available in front- or all-wheel drive and now offers a choice among gasoline...Read More»

2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke
Ford F-150 diesel, Jaguar XE and XF 300 Sport, Fast charging stations for electric cars: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel rated at 30 mpg highway, with a big catch A new turbodiesel V-6 gives the rear-wheel drive 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel fuel economy akin to a mid-size sedan, but the four-wheel drive version is much thirstier. Congress likely to repeal consumer protection...Read More»

2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke
2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel rated at 30 mpg highway, with a big catch

A new turbodiesel V-6 gives the rear-wheel drive 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel fuel economy akin to a mid-size sedan, but the four-wheel drive version is much thirstier. Ford said Thursday that the EPA rates the rear-wheel-drive diesel pickup at: 22 mpg city, 30 highway, 25 combined. The...Read More»

2018 BMW X3 in IIHS crash-testing
2018 BMW X3 aces crash tests, with caveats

The 2018 BMW X3 holds up well in crash tests, the IIHS said Tuesday when it awarded certain versions of the compact crossover SUV its Top Safety Pick+ award. Not every 2018 X3 sitting on a dealer's lot qualifies for the IIHS' top award, but all feature a strong body structure that performed well in...Read More»

2019 Cadillac CT6, 2018 New York auto show
Cadillac shake up: division chief out, strategy could shift

General Motors announced Wednesday what could be the beginning of a major shift for its Cadillac luxury division—starting from the top down. The automaker said that Johan de Nysschen, Cadillac's now-former president, has been replaced by GM Canada president Steve Carlisle. De Nysschen, who...Read More»

Gas + Electricity sign: how long until we see this for highway rest stops?   [mockup: John Briggs]
High octane push, 2019 Lexus ES, Chevy Bolt EV batteries: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Citing fuel-economy benefits, automakers push for 95 octane gas Touting lower greenhouse gas emissions and higher fuel economy, Detroit's automakers want the U.S. to boost its octane. Tesla turns to local machine shops to fix parts before they're installed on new cars Struggling to meet production...Read More»

2019 Jaguar F-Type
2019 Jaguar F-Type

The 2019 Jaguar F-Type defines beauty without beastliness. This shapely two-door, available as a coupe or as a convertible, has an engine and a transmission for nearly everyone and it splits the line between sports car and touring coupe. We rate the F-Type lineup at 7.0 out of 10 points...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Cruze
Sedans falling out of favor, Ram Rebel TRX on its way, Electric car fees: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Slowing sedan demand forces GM to cut up to 1,500 jobs in Ohio It's a trend that shows no sign of slowing: consumers are ditching sedans in favor of crossover SUVs, and now it's affecting the workers who assemble sedans. Cadillac targets Lincoln, offers $10,000 discount on 2018 Escalade SUV...Read More»

2017 Cadillac Escalade
Cadillac targets Lincoln, offers $10,000 discount on 2018 Escalade SUV

Cadillac has put a price on loyalty: $10,000. That's the discount GM's luxury brand is offering certain owners as an incentive to take home a new 2018 Escalade SUV. That hefty price-cut on the 2018 Cadillac Escalade isn't mere generosity, it's a ploy to keep owners from defecting to the Lincoln...Read More»

2018 Ford Ecosport
Ford EcoSport

The Ford EcoSport is a compact crossover that lacks any pretense of being an SUV. Its small dimensions and smaller engines are geared toward short commutes and city runabouts. It may be new to America for the 2018 model year, but the Ford EcoSport is actually a global crossover sold here on Ford's...Read More»

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