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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2019 Volvo S60 Preview
2019 Volvo S60 Preview

The 2019 Volvo S60 is what happens when a car is left in the dryer too long. The long-awaited heir to Volvo's aging compact luxury sedan lineup that dates back to its iconic 240, the 2019 S60 rounds out Volvo's several-year effort to remake its entire range. At first glance, the wait...Read More»

2018 Genesis G90
Quality survey, 2019 Mercedes C300 and C43 driven, 2019 Honda Insight review: What's New @ The Car Connection

Korean brands top latest J.D. Power new-car quality study A study released Wednesday by J.D. Power found that while the number of problems reported by new-car drivers during the first year of ownership declined last year, consumers continue to find fault with advanced connectivity features in their...Read More»

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Updates bring more power, active-safety gear to 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

The incarnation of the classic roadster finally joins the modern era. The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata announced Wednesday and set to go on sale later this year finally offers automatic emergency braking, a telescoping steering wheel, and a rearview camera. Oh, and there's more power. Don't worry...Read More»

2018 Genesis G90
Korean brands top latest J.D. Power new-car quality study

A study released Wednesday by J.D. Power found that while the number of problems reported by new-car drivers during the first year of ownership declined last year, consumers continue to find fault with advanced connectivity features in their vehicles. In the 2018 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study...Read More»

2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Pikes Peak, Tesla Model 3 AWD: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter first drive: generational shift, but as useful as ever When you consider that new-car life cycles are usually measured in years, not decades, it seems silly to describe new models as “generations.” The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is an exception: the 2019 Sprinter...Read More»

2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T first drive
Porsche 911

The Porsche 911 is an iconic two-seat sports car. Its recognizable shape and growl is known all over the world—so is its performance. With the 911, Porsche offers coupe, cabriolet or targa body styles. Its rivals include the Audi R8, Chevy Corvette, Jaguar F-Type and even the new Mercedes-AMG...Read More»

2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid
Kia Niro hybrid earns Top Safety Pick+ award

The IIHS said last week that the 2018 Kia Niro is among the safest cars it has tested, at least when equipped with optional active-safety gear and headlights. The insurance industry-funded crash-testers found that the Niro and Niro Plug-In Hybrid both have a strong safety structure and they hold...Read More»

2019 BMW M850i
2019 BMW M850i xDrive brings back the '90s

The dream of the 1990s is alive in Munich. Thirty years after the original BMW 8-Series replaced the shark-nosed BMW 6-Series, the 2019 BMW M850i xDrive unveiled Friday at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France takes the place of the automaker's recently discontinued 6-Series coupe. The new 8-Series...Read More»

2019 Jaguar I-Pace
2019 Jaguar I-Pace, Racing brakes, Ford's new taxis: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Jaguar I-Pace Review The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace marks a moment in time. When the first copies find a home in American garages this fall, the I-Pace will be the first real challenger to the Model S and Model X. And then, Tesla’s control over the future narrative of electric-car adoption will...Read More»

2018 Volvo S90, V90, XC60 and XC90 T8 Twin Engine
Volvo to invest in lidar company for its self-driving car tech

A California company that produces lidar, the technology at the forefront of self-driving car development, said Thursday that Volvo will make a "significant" investment in its operations. Speaking with Automotive News, Volvo research and design chief Henrik Green didn't reveal details of the size...Read More»

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