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Florin Amariei

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It's better to die than to live without passion

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As a child, I was starstruck by anything and everything car related.

Years passed and I found myself more and more in love with cars. It wasn`t about their speed or their looks. Heck, it wasn`t even about clout, but about the freedom they represented, the happiness they provided and the magnitude of options that were available to each and every type of driver.

After witnessing a lot of TV coverage for some of my favorite cars, I decided that it`s time to act on what I like. I started by watching random TV shows and ended up loving British presenters. I bought a lot of magazines and found out that I simply cannot ignore the shape of a Ferrari - especially a yellow one. That may the influence of my father who had a Fiat Tempra. Nowadays, I`m leaning towards enjoying a F-150 Raptor, rather than exploring the Riviera with a small car.

That being said, years of just reading, listening and watching turned into a passion for discovery. That is why I started to write about what I know, experience or find out to be interesting. After 5 years of news, travels and a whole lot of test driving, I joined the autoevolution family to spread this passion and share relevant information.
BMW M Asked Its Fans Where They Would Go With the Concept XM, It Backfired Spectacularly
BMW M Asked Its Fans Where They Would Go With the Concept XM, It Backfired Spectacularly

Like any other brand that discovered the power of social media, BMW M tries to keep in touch with its fanbase, prospective buyers, and customers. But one of their latest posts turned into a massive… Feedback opportunity for the automaker&rsq...

 
Some Fisker Ocean Reservation Holders Are Receiving Invitations To Pre-Order the SUV
Some Fisker Ocean Reservation Holders Are Receiving Invitations To Pre-Order the SUV

Fisker confirmed that only 5,000 reservation holders will be able to pre-order the Ocean. The lucky ones that will go through with the buying process will receive the Ocean One – a limited and properly numbered edition of the much-anticipated...

 
Rivian's CEO Sides With the EPA, Says SCOTUS' Decision Should Unite Americans
Rivian's CEO Sides With the EPA, Says SCOTUS' Decision Should Unite Americans

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled in the case of WV vs. EPA. The unexpected decision sent shockwaves through the entire country. Rivian’s CEO is joining those that expressed their opinion on the matter. He calls for nation...

 
You Won't Regret Buying a Mazda MX-5 Miata, but Rent It First
You Won't Regret Buying a Mazda MX-5 Miata, but Rent It First

I’ve been feeling quite confused lately. The Mazda MX-5 Miata wasn’t a car that I considered buying for myself. I’m very much still a BMW 440i xDrive Coupe (F32), Ford Ranger Raptor, or Rivian R1T guy. But driving this little, bri...

 
GM's CEO Says the 2023 Chevrolet Silverado EV Will Soon Roam Detroit's Streets
GM's CEO Says the 2023 Chevrolet Silverado EV Will Soon Roam Detroit's Streets

GM CEO Mary Barra confirmed on Twitter an important thing about the 2023 Chevrolet Silverado EV - the executive said the truck will finally hit the public roads. More specifically, this will happen in Detroit. However, a simple YouTube search shows...

 
Hugo Boss Is Back in F1, the Partnership With Aston Martin Is Now Official
Hugo Boss Is Back in F1, the Partnership With Aston Martin Is Now Official

Aston Martin F1 Team struck a new deal with Hugo Boss. The German luxury clothing company is set to become the official fashion partner for the British auto brand that races in the FIA-sanctioned motorsport. The first sign of the deal will be seen ...

 
The 2022 Acura MDX Type S Looks Unexpectedly Good at Night, It Sounds Cool Too
The 2022 Acura MDX Type S Looks Unexpectedly Good at Night, It Sounds Cool Too

Acura is coming back strong with an offer that’s hard to ignore. The 2022 MDX Type S is American-made and its shape reflects a premium approach. The SUV means business and it’s been refreshed to include almost everything you need. Now h...

 
SUV Driver Ordered To Pay a Bigger Ticket Because She Ran a Red Light in a "Boxy BMW"
SUV Driver Ordered To Pay a Bigger Ticket Because She Ran a Red Light in a "Boxy BMW"

A woman who was driving a BMW SUV in Germany ran a red light. Her mishap was recorded by traffic cameras. The case was brought in front of a judge as it usually happens in the EU member country. The woman has been ordered by the Frankfurt am Main C...

 
Uber Driver Got Herself a Tesla Model 3, Customers Are Tipping a Lot More Now
Uber Driver Got Herself a Tesla Model 3, Customers Are Tipping a Lot More Now

A woman who drives for Uber replaced her Toyota Camry with a Tesla Model 3. She now receives bigger tips from her customers. The switch apparently prompted people to increase the extra pay for a ride. She says the monthly income has doubled after g...

 
The "Tire Extinguishers" Arrived in the U.S., They're After Gas Guzzler SUVs
The "Tire Extinguishers" Arrived in the U.S., They're After Gas Guzzler SUVs

Do you drive an SUV? Then you might become a target for the environmental activists that are after your tires. The movement had just begun in the U.S. after having a successful start in the UK. Here’s what they do and, more importantly, why. ...

 
Hyundai's Styling Chief Explains the Ioniq 6 Looks, It's All About the Form Factor
Hyundai's Styling Chief Explains the Ioniq 6 Looks, It's All About the Form Factor

Simon Loasby is Hyundai’s styling chief. The man says the Ioniq 6 is an expression of good things coming together. The new EV has just been revealed but already attracts people with its aesthetic. The carmaker played it smart too. There&rsquo...

 
SpaceX Is Asking Americans for Help, Starlink Internet Is in FCC's Hands
SpaceX Is Asking Americans for Help, Starlink Internet Is in FCC's Hands

SpaceX sent out an electronic letter to its users regarding Starlink. The company says lobbyists hired by competitors are playing unfairly. Elon Musk’s aerospace entity claims Dish and RS Access are trying to render Starlink almost useless. N...

 
The 2024 BMW 5 Series and 7 Series Will Drive Themselves, There'll Be No Beta Testing
The 2024 BMW 5 Series and 7 Series Will Drive Themselves, There'll Be No Beta Testing

The 2024 BMW 5 Series and the 2024 BMW 7 Series will come with an advanced level of driving automation. Some may say it was about time the German automaker planned something like this. The debut Level 3 autonomous driving system will happen with th...

 
Michelin Intends To Completely Abandon Russia, Local Management To Take Control
Michelin Intends To Completely Abandon Russia, Local Management To Take Control

Michelin confirmed through a press release that Russia is no longer adequate for the tire manufacturing company to restart production. The list of reasons why this is happening doesn’t include the war waged on Ukraine. Here’s what&rsquo...

 
Thieves Love This Video, Any Car Can Be Gone in Under 60 Seconds
Thieves Love This Video, Any Car Can Be Gone in Under 60 Seconds

A locksmith that runs an honest business in Australia proves just how easy it is to have your car stolen in a minute. He uses publicly available data to get inside a Hyundai and start it. The car’s alarm starts, but it stops in under ten seco...

 
California's Governor Promises $1,050 to the Middle Class, It's Not Only for Gas and Food
California's Governor Promises $1,050 to the Middle Class, It's Not Only for Gas and Food

California Governor Gavin Newsom confirmed that middle-class families will receive up to $1,050. Still, the maximum sum will be available only for two-parent households. Those that raise their children alone will get only $700. Colorado is planning...

 
Renowned U.S. Auto Mechanic Says You Shouldn't Buy These Six Cars, They're Not Good on Gas
Renowned U.S. Auto Mechanic Says You Shouldn't Buy These Six Cars, They're Not Good on Gas

Gas is currently sitting at a national average of almost $4.9 a gallon and is not looking like things are going to get better in the short term. But this doesn’t mean you must give up on owning a car or driving. If you want a vehicle, be it n...

 
This Legendary 1967 Toyota 2000GT Was Refurbished Twice, Still Sold for a Ton of Cash
This Legendary 1967 Toyota 2000GT Was Refurbished Twice, Still Sold for a Ton of Cash

Someone just paid $1,150,000 for this 1967 Toyota 2000GT that has only 1,400 mi (2,250 km) on the odometer. Despite being refurbished two times in the last three decades, this magnificent car still managed to rake in a good chunk of cash. But it&rs...

 
Seven Things You Need To Consider Before Buying a Convertible
Seven Things You Need To Consider Before Buying a Convertible

If you’re looking forward to owning a convertible car that’s worth paying for in this economy, then make sure you know these seven things. They will help you make the right decision. You'll also be happy with the acquisition for mo...

 
U.S. Citizens Can Import Cheap EVs From China, It's Not a Good Idea
U.S. Citizens Can Import Cheap EVs From China, It's Not a Good Idea

It’s tempting. China managed to go from low-quality products and blatant copyright infringements to vehicles that have their own identity and are packed with reliable technology. Looking at the all-electric vehicles that can be bought today i...

 

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