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Joe Santos

Joe Santos has been an automotive journalist since 2013 and joined MotorBiscuit in 2020. He writes strongly on consumer advice and new cars, and we consider him an asset to readers looking for guidance in buying and selling autos.

Joe earned a Bachelor’s in Journalism from California State University, Fullerton, and spent years as a Road Test Editor at Kelley Blue Book, after which he served in various automotive-related roles, including an autonomous vehicle trainer for GM, a vehicle sales manager, and an Audi brand specialist.

Joe’s prized possession is a 2008 Honda S2000 in Laguna Blue Pearl, with which he attends local car meets. Joe is also a content creator for LTD Global, a B2B support firm. He greatly admires writers Dan Neil and Neal Pollack.

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2019 Ford Edge ST on display at the 2018 North American International Auto Show.

Who Should Buy the Ford Edge ST?

The two-row crossover segment is filled with a competitor roster of vehicles like the Honda Passport, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango, and the Ford Edge. However, when most consumers think of crossovers, they’re usually looking for something with enough room for five and all their cargo as well as a relatively decent fuel economy. It’s …
2018 Ford Mustang GT Performance Pack Level 2 on the track.

Are Four-Cylinder Muscle Cars Still Popular?

Before 2015, If you would have told any muscle car enthusiast that the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro were going have four-cylinder engines under their hoods, they probably would have laughed and maybe even gotten a little angry. Fast forward to today, and the base Ford Mustang EcoBoost and Chevrolet Camaro LS are now …
a silver Honda Odyssey parked on a picturesque seashore
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The Five Best Minivans on the Market Today

We know, using the words “best” and “minivans” might seem like an oxymoron to some consumers, but it’s important to keep an open mind when car shopping. The rising popularity of three-row SUVs and the stigma of being a “soccer mom” have caused consumers to shy away from minivans, but upon taking a closer look, …
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Is Renting a Car from Silvercar Worth It?

Do you need to rent a car? And, more importantly, do you like Audis? If you said “yes” to both of those questions, then Silvercar is a great fit for you. Just know that renting a car from Silvercar might cost a little more than other rental agencies, but keep in mind that you are …
White 2020 Acura ILX A-Spec driving down a fall forest road

Is the 2020 Acura ILX Worth Buying?

Since its inception in 2012, the Acura ILX has been the brand’s entry-level sedan offering that competes with the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, and Lexus IS. But how competitive is it? It’s a tough call, however, you would have to look at it from a value standpoint. Sure, the Acura ILX is based on …

Is an Audi S3 Just a More Expensive Volkswagen Golf R?

It’s fairly common knowledge now that Volkswagen is the parent company to Audi and that both model lines share common platforms, parts, and engines. However, it’s not an easy cross-comparison for most of the models. For example, a top-trim Volkswagen Atlas is not the same as an Audi Q7 and an Audi A4 is not …
New Volvo XC40 - exterior

2020 Volvo XC40: Is it Worth Buying?

The subcompact luxury category is filled with quirky, fun competitors like the Audi Q3, Lexus NX, and BMW X1, all of which have gotten good reviews and ratings from car reviewers and consumers alike. Quirkiness aside, the roster in this category is also filled with loads of standard safety and tech features along with well-appointed …
Hyundai Sonata

2020 Hyundai Sonata: Smart Park and Other Cutting-Edge Features

Hyundai has stepped up its design game over the past decade and these improvements are definitely showcased in the new 2020 Hyundai Sonata. All-new for this year, the Hyundai Sonata dons the brand’s new “Sensuous Sportiness” design language. Which we’re guessing means that the new Sonata is equal parts sensual and sporty. Fair enough. A …
2020 Honda Civic Sedan Touring

2020 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2020 Honda Civic: What’s the Better Value?

The Honda Civic and Volkswagen Jetta are two of the oldest nameplates in the compact car category. Now in its tenth generation, the Honda Civic boasts new technological features along with the tried-and-true fuel economy and reliability we have come to know and love. The Volkswagen Jetta is in its seventh generation, having gone under …
Subaru Forester parked in a field

Don’t Let the 2014 Model’s Problems Scare You Away from the Subaru Forester

Over many years of ownership, just about any car will have its fair share of issues. After, just like any electronics that you might buy, cars are products and products tend to break, no matter what country they were made in. And while Japanese cars, for example, have been widely and historically known for being …
2020 Hyundai Veloster driving down truck
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Is the 2020 Hyundai Veloster N Worth Buying?

The term “hot hatch” has been used for years, which typically refers to any hatchback car that was built for performance. Some may argue that the Volkswagen GTi was the original “hot hatch,” but whatever the case, there have been many performance hatchbacks throughout the years and manufacturers have constantly tried to fill this niche …
Cruise control on steering wheel
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Driver Assist Features Explained

While we might not have completely fully autonomous cars just yet, we at least have semi-autonomous ones on the road. No, we’re not just talking about Tesla and their Autopilot system, which DOES NOT make the car fully autonomous, no matter what anyone tells you. We’re talking about the ubiquitous driver-assist features that are in …