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About Manuel Carillo III


A Porsche 911 S brought Manuel Carrillo III home from the hospital, so it's no surprise his life has centered on cars. He's created rich automotive media for publications as diverse as Robb Report and Roadshow by CNET - and he now owns that Porsche. Manuel lives in Los Angeles, where he spends his free time practicing piano. 


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Five Fantastic Infotainment Systems

Some infotainment systems are needlessly complicated. We've picked the automakers with best-in-show tech.


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Vehicles to Buy New Instead of Used

In many cases, buying a new car saves you on overhead down the line than if you buy a used car. Check out our favorite cars to buy hot off the production line.


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Best SUVs with Rear Entertainment Systems

It's always a good time in one of these SUVs with rear entertainment systems.


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Auto 101: Types of Cars Explained

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Auto 101: Types of SUVs Explained

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Roadtrip Ready Crossovers

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10 Vehicles Ready for the Winter Wonderland

Our editors pick ten vehicels ready for an adventure through snowy mountain passes.


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Best Used Cars Under $10,000

Enjoy our editors' picks for five great vehicles you can buy for less than $10,000.


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Best Used Cars Under $15,000

Enjoy our editors' picks for five great vehicles you can buy for less than $15,000.


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Best SUVs with Rear Entertainment Systems

It's always a good time in one of these SUVs with rear entertainment systems.


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Roomiest Sedans of 2020

Need more room? These sedans offer more than your average cargo space for whatever gear you've got.


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10 Luxury Crossovers for Non-Luxury Money

Get a round-up of SUVs and Crossovers from the luxury segment that won't break the bank.


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10 Affordable Cars and SUVs with Heated and Cooled Seats

Get our picks on affordable cars and SUVs with heated and cooled seats.


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Best New Cars Under $20,000

Our resident luxury expert takes a crack at the best luxury car deals under $20,000.

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Luxury Car Research

Discover best-in-class luxury cars, trucks, and SUVs that will turn heads no matter where you drive.



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Test Drive Reviews

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