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Carol Rao

Carol Rao is a contributing writer for MotorBiscuit.

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Raindrops are seen on a silver and blue BMW logo of the hood of a black car on January 5, 2020.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

BMW Has Struggled to Keep Up With Mercedes-Benz Recently

There’s an old saying: Dress Italian, speak French, drive German. Let’s leave couture and language to Vogue and Vanity Fair and focus on why German cars are the worldwide standard for performance and luxury. You could argue that the Brits make the most elegant and refined luxury cars, but nobody ever accused Rolls-Royce (a division …
2020 Mopar-Modified RAM 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab is on display at the 112th Annual Chicago Auto Show
Trucks & SUVs

The 2020 Ram 1500 Is the Perfect Way to Deal With Winter This Year

Winter’s coming, and truck enthusiasts forget about four-wheeling for fun and start thinking about the ice and snow that’s right around the corner. They also spend a lot of time trolling the internet for closeout 2020 models. That age-old combination of want, disguised as need, has a new suitor for the best winter truck – …
2019 Mazda CX-5 is on display at the 111th Annual Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois on February 8, 2019.

You Can Get a Used Mazda CX-5 for Less Than $10,000

Looking for a used car? Most Americans buy used — or pre-owned or certified pre-owned — vehicles. For one thing, a used car is much cheaper than a new one: A year-old SUV loses 20 to 30 percent of its value after one year. Given the cost of a base-level Tahoe — $49,000 for 2021 …
A 2020 Subaru Outback parked in front of a school.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

What Does JD Power Have Against Subaru?

Every year, when JD Power comes out with its Vehicle Dependability Survey, Subaru owners feel a lot like Charlie Brown at Halloween (he always gets rocks instead of candy). Even though Subaru makes some of the safest, affordable, and most durable vehicles, JD Power snubs the brand every year. And those same years, Consumer Reports …
2020 GMC Terrain SLT Elevation Edition

You Can Do Better Than a 2021 GMC Terrain if You Want an SUV With Only 2 Rows

General Motors has always offered a little something for everyone, to the point that during the 1970s and ’80s, you could buy pretty much the same car under three or four badges. A few years ago, the automaker had quadruplets in the lineup: the Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia, Saturn Outlook, and Chevy Traverse. Basically, GM …
2020 Audi A4 interior
Sedans & Coupes

The 2020 Audi A4 Gets Everything Right

Mercedes, BMW, Audi. The big three German automobile manufacturers have a lock on the high-performance luxury market. Every car enthusiast has a favorite brand within the three. Mercedes lovers tend to be more conservative and traditional, and they keep their cars forever. The folks in the BMW camp are fans of performance-enhanced luxury and a …
GMC grill
Trucks & SUVs

The 2010 GMC Terrain’s Exterior Placed It High on the Wrong List

The 2010 GMC Terrain was the lucky winner of MotorTrend’s Ugliest Car Of The Year. But what about that mid-size crossover earned it that coveted title? And why does it matter that a vehicle has dubious honor of being the ugliest? Well, do you want to buy a car that’s wearing the Ugly Crown? Consumers prefer …
A black BMW Z4 on display
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Sports Cars People Keep the Longest

People who love drive buy sports cars. But what are the best sports cars on the market today? It helps to look at which owners keep their car the longest.
A Tesla Model 3 car and a Tesla Model X vehicle are seen at the first Tesla Center in Shanghai
Hybrids & Electrics

Tesla Autopilot Technology Killed a Man in Japan, According to This Lawsuit

Napping behind the wheel? Nope. Even with a “self-driving” car, the driver has to be awake and aware. Self-driving cars are right over the horizon, with Tesla leading the way. There have been some serious bumps in the road along the way, most notably a pedestrian fatality when the Model X driver fell asleep at the …