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Seyth Miersma

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Raised and groomed in the art of car writing by way of the magical internet, Seyth Miersma has carved out a career in the automotive world by telling stories about great roads and great cars. With fleeting exceptions being made for a few newspapers in Texas, Miersma’s words have been rendered with ones and zeros in the digital pages of Winding Road magazine, where he began as a freelancer in 2006 and left as Editor-in-Chief in 2012. Miersma brings the experience of hundreds of car reviews and comparison tests to the Autoblog crew, as well as a love for first-wave Japanese imports, racing video games that only rarely involve stuff blowing up, and driving through the dark of a fall morning in third gear with the radio off. He is very tall (the 97th percentile-set should read Miersma’s reviews with a close eye).

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    How do people react to a 2015 Charger cop car that isn't quite what it seems? We roll cameras and roll through the highways of suburban Detroit to find out.

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    Featured: What car should James Robertson buy to drive his famous 21-mile commute?
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    Quick Spin: 2015 BMW 228i Convertible
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    The 2015 BMW 228i Convertible is a more grown-up take on the small premium convertible than was the outgoing 128i... though it may be a bit less special, too.

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    First Drive: 2015 BMW X6 M [w/video]
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    BMW's fast and funky X6 M is staggeringly capable at getting from point to point, but requires a unique person to get behind the wheel. We drive the new-for-2015 version of the sporting crossover coupe, and report in.

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    Video: Daily Driver: Long-Term 2015 Subaru WRX
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    We discuss the merits of the new snow tires we've fitted to the long-term 2015 Subaru WRX, on both dry and slippery roads.

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    Video: The best Super Bowl car commercials from the last 5 years
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    The editors of Autoblog compile some of their very favorite car commercials from the last half decade of Super Bowls.

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    Quick Spin: 2015 Ram ProMaster City Wagon [w/video]
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    We've already dropped our First Drive of Ram's new entry in the light-commercial van segment, the ProMaster City. Now we go back for a quick second look; this time focusing on the five-passenger Wagon instead of the cargo variant.

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    Featured: Average Detroit debut car had 331 hp, 7 speeds, 0-60 of 5.6 seconds
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    The 2015 Detroit Auto Show was a feast for the eyes and imaginations of car guys the world over. Crunching the (sketchy) numbers associated with brand-new models and outlandish concepts, we figure how Detroit's "average" car stacked up.

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    Detroit: GAC WitStar provides your annual dose of Chinese-OEM conceptual weirdness from Detroit [w/video]
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    Report: Car and Driver reveals spy shots of mid-engine 2017 Corvette
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    Car and Driver has revealed a set of spy photographs that present strong evidence of an upcoming mid-engined C8 Chevy Corvette. Could one of the longest-standing automotive fairy tales finally be coming true?

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    First Drive: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 [w/videos]
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    First Drive: 2015 Ram ProMaster City Tradesman [w/video]
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    First Drive: 2015 Chrysler 300 [w/video]
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    Since I started writing about and reviewing cars in 2006, I've done an uneven job of tracking every vehicle I've been in, each year. Last year I made a resolution to be better about it, and the result is a spreadsheet with model names, dates, notes and some basic facts and figures.

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    Quick Spin: 2015 Volkswagen Touareg [w/video]
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    First Drive: 2015 Chevrolet Trax
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    After the obligatory product presentation for the 2015 Trax, I caught up with Steve Majoros, Chevrolet's director of marketing for crossovers and cars, and asked him to elaborate on which markets his planners believe will be the hot starters for this tiny CUV. Without much hesitation, Majoros began ...

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    Featured: Happy Thanksgiving! Autoblog is thankful for... [w/videos]
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    The inimitable David E. Davis, Jr., once described himself as "...the luckiest guy in the world; a car enthusiast and I live in car-enthusiast heaven."

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