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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Safest Cars For Teens

New Driver In The House? We’ve Got 5 of the Safest Cars for Teens

We’ve put together a list of some of the safest cars for teens, so you will know what to look for, and avoid, once your teenager starts to drive.

We’ve put together a list of some of the safest cars for teens, so you will know what to look for, and avoid, once your teenager starts to drive.

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SXT is one of the fastest cars under 30K

Six Cars Under $30K That Can Do 60 MPH in 6 Seconds or Less

If you're looking for the fastest cars under 30K, you've got options. Some of these aren't a surprise, but some will raise eyebrows as they blow by.

If you're looking for the fastest cars under 30K, you've got options. Some of these aren't a surprise, but some will raise eyebrows as they blow by.

poor gas mileage in winter

Winter Can Take a Toll on Fuel Economy, Don’t Let It

It's a fact. You get poor gas mileage in winter compared to warmer weather for a variety of reasons. Follow these tips for better fuel economy.

It's a fact. You get poor gas mileage in winter compared to warmer weather for a variety of reasons. Follow these tips for better fuel economy.