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Karl Brauer
Works at Kelley Blue Book
Attended University of Colorado at Boulder
Lives in Ventura County
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Cool video showing the new +Mazda USA MX-5 #Miata and how it achieved 50/50 weight balance.
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My latest +Forbes story on the all-new 2016 +Chevrolet Camaro. The #musclecar  wars are heating up!
The Chevrolet Camaro is among the most iconic vehicle nameplates in automotive history. It has represented Chevrolet's performance entry in the muscle car segment for almost 50 years, though it went on hiatus for several years starting in the early 2000s. That hiatus, and the resulting pent-up demand from Camaro [...]
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My latest +Forbes story talks about +Aston Martin's new lease program for U.S. customers, making the James Bond lifestyle available at a (relatively) low monthly rate. 
Aston Martin is among the more revered automotive brands, with a name that carries the same cache as names like Bentley or Porsche. It's also the only automotive brand to enjoy a 50-plus-year association with Britain's most popular secret agent. And while many of us dream of sharing a vehicular link to James Bond, most would-be [...]
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My latest +Forbes story on the all-new 2016 #Honda #HRV. This should be an easy win for a company that already sells so many crossovers every year.
Don't look now, but yet another subcompact SUV is about to join the seemingly endless parade of small sport utilities vehicles introduced over the past 6 months. I've personally written about three of these vehicles since mid-December, and with the all-new 2016 Honda HR-V going on sale May 15th it marks an average of [...]
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+Bankrate has a personality test to figure out what kind of car to buy. My results suggest a Ford F-150. I'm okay with that.
Many consumers buy cars to reflect how they see themselves. Which car are you?
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My latest +Forbes story looks at +Volkswagen's challenges in the U.S. market and successes everywhere else.
It’s no secret Volkswagen’s U.S. efforts have struggled over the past couple years. In 2012 the brand sold 438,134 vehicles, while in 2014 that number dipped to 366,970. This slide contrasted industry growth at over 5% annually. We’ve also seen shopper traffic at Kelley Blue Book drop 14 percent over [...]
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My latest +Forbes story looks at the all-new 2016 #Honda #Pilot and how far it's evolved from the outgoing model.
I was a huge fan of Honda's first Pilot when it launched over a decade ago. The large, three-row SUV had an appealing look wrapped around a unibody platform at a time when many large SUVs still used truck-based, body-on-frame designs. The Pilot felt like a significant leap forward, offering car-like ride and handling along [...]
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My latest +Forbes story on the 2015 +Jeep Cherokee and why it's contributing to Jeep's massive success.
A year and half after it entered Jeep showrooms it's safe to call the Jeep Cherokee an unmitigated success. With nearly 180,000 unit sold last year the Cherokee was the second-best selling nameplate in the Jeep line up, coming within 5,000 total annual sales of Jeep's much-lauded Grand Cherokee. It was also the [...]
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Who wants to be first in line for the all-new 2016 +Mazda USA MX-5 #Miata Launch Edition? Pre-orders start tomorrow at noon EST.
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My latest +Forbes story on the all-new +FIAT USA 500X. This one will put a nice uptick in Fiat's volume when it arrives in showrooms next month.
The 2016 Fiat 500X may look like just another subcompact SUV, arriving in what could be described as "the year of the subcompact SUV." It's stylish, space efficient and offers impressive fuel economy, confirming it checks all the "how to make a successful small crossover" boxes. So what, if anything, sets this version apart from the rest [...]
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My latest +Bottom Line Personal story about 8 cool cars coming to dealerships soon.
At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, automakers unveiled several new car models to be offered in early 2016. The following are worth the wait...
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Automotive Analyst and Journalist
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  • Kelley Blue Book
    Senior Director, Insights, 2013 - present
  • Total Car Score
    CEO, 2011 - 2013
  • Edmunds.com
    Managing Editor, Editor in Chief, 1998 - 2011
  • Petersen Publishing/Source Interlink
    Feature Editor, Super Street, 1994 - 1998
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Ventura County
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Golden, Colorado - Beverly Hills - Malibu
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  • University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Pepperdine University
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John Bassett and Alex Tchick were great to work with and very professional. I appreciated their upfront approach and friendly nature. The dealership was throwing a party to introduce the new Macan the night I bought my car, and it was clear Porsche of Monterey has built up a loyal clientele. Thanks guys!
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