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David Undercoffler
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For years, Toyota 's Camry has dominated the family sedan segment with a focus on comfort and reliability — and blithe disregard for the particulars of handling and style.
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Any Ferrari is a rare Ferrari, but this week the famed Italian sports car maker introduced two new editions that will be true unicorns, the Sergio and the FXX K.
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In 1965, Ford paired up with an L.A.-based shop run by Carroll Shelby to breathe a dose of race-bred muscle into its new Mustang.
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Honda may build some of the most popular and competitive cars in the country, but that doesn't mean its Acura formalwear division has the same mojo.
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In 2009, with the global economy still reeling from the financial crisis, Ford executives made a bold move when caution might have been expected.
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It had all the trappings of a Hollywood premiere: the red carpet entrance, the elaborate stage surrounded by open bars, thumping techno music, a throng of well-dressed onlookers.
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After years of dominating the midsize truck market, Toyota faces suddenly fierce competition from a pair of new redesigned GM pickups.
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Daniel Craig may be the face of the next James Bond installment due in 2015, but for car fans, there’s only one star worth seeing.
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At last, a Ferrari spinoff that doesn't involve a road.
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Lamborghinis can be called many things — brutish, temperamental, sexy, subtle as a Sherman tank in a school zone.
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Audi has issued a global recall for 850,000 of its A4 sedans and wagons to fix a problem with air bags not deploying, the company announced Thursday.
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Electric carmaker Tesla will commandeer the Hawthorne airport tonight, and much of the Internet's attention, to reveal ... something.
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Auto Writer
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  • Los Angeles Times
    Auto Writer, 2008 - present
    Writes weekly auto reviews that run in the Los Angeles Times and other Tribune Company properties around the U.S. including the Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Sun Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel, Hartford Courant and the Morning Call. The reviews are also distributed by the McClatchy-Tribune syndicate and reach 1,200 media outlets worldwide. Writes daily stories and blog items on everything related to the automotive world including new trends, industry recalls, future models, alternative fuel vehicles, and classic cars. Coordinated coverage of and reported on the L.A. Auto Show every year since 2008 and the Pebble Beach Concour d'Elegance since 2010.
  • Los Angeles Times
    Homepage Producer, 2007 - 2012
  • The Huffington Post
    Blog Editor, 2006 - 2007
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Auto Writer for the L.A. Times
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Unabashed fan of the Eagle Sundancer. Fan of three pedals, two seats, one mirror, and no roof. Head to http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/ for all the good stuff.

Or, stalk me on Instagram and Twitter or email me at david.undercoffler@latimes.com
Education
  • Hobart College
    English/Media in Society, 1999 - 2003
  • Boston University
    Journalism, 2005 - 2006
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