Chris Smith

Chris is an avid automotive enthusiast and thoroughly enjoys writing about the consumer experience with automobiles. In addition to WheelScene, he has written for auto repair shops, collision shops and automotive dealers.
His predilection for buying fun-to-drive but not necessarily easy-to-maintain vehicles has given him decades of hands-on experience in maintenance and permanently scrapped knuckles.
Examples of the automotive zoo he has kept include a 1961 Borgward, 1957 Chevy Bel Air convertible, 1960 Austin Healey Sprite, 1969 MGB, a long line of boring company cars and then the RX7 years with an ’87 Turbo II and an ’89 convertible.
Living in Florida now where it is flatter than Kansas and all the roads go in straight lines, sport cars make little sense. However a Chrysler Sebring convertible makes a nice beach ride.

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The 2021 Nissan Rogue comes in hot with loads of new tech and an available interior that'll make you think you're in something a few budget classes higher

2021 Nissan Rogue – Hot and All-New This Fall

The 2021 Nissan Rogue comes in hot with loads of new tech and an available interior that'll make you think you're in something a few budget classes higher

The 2021 Nissan Rogue comes in hot with loads of new tech and an available interior that'll make you think you're in something a few budget classes higher

Are you a back-road blaster or a highway commuter? Check in here to see if summer tires are the thing for the way you drive

Summer Tires – Pros, Cons, and Questions

Are you a back-road blaster or a highway commuter? Check in here to see if summer tires are the thing for the way you drive

Are you a back-road blaster or a highway commuter? Check in here to see if summer tires are the thing for the way you drive

Can all-weather tires bridge the gap between all-season and true winter tires? They have pluses and minuses and we take a look at both sides

All-Weather Tires: The Only Tire You’ll Ever Need…Maybe

Can all-weather tires bridge the gap between all-season and true winter tires? They have pluses and minuses and we take a look at both sides

Can all-weather tires bridge the gap between all-season and true winter tires? They have pluses and minuses and we take a look at both sides

Wanting a nice ride inside doesn't need to drain your cash supplies. These Best Vehicle Interiors Under $50,000 give you an impressive interior for less

Best Vehicle Interiors Under $50,000 for 2020

Wanting a nice ride inside doesn't need to drain your cash supplies. These Best Vehicle Interiors Under $50,000 give you an impressive interior for less

Wanting a nice ride inside doesn't need to drain your cash supplies. These Best Vehicle Interiors Under $50,000 give you an impressive interior for less