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Jeff Jablansky

Automotive journalist and lifestyle photographer

New York, N.Y.

Jeff Jablansky

Rarely stationary. Try to keep up.

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Review: 2016 Toyota Mirai

There’s a profound adage that suggests that you can’t be everything to everyone, and for a more peaceful existence, you ought to stop trying to be. Toyota obviously rejects this theory. The 2016 Mirai fuel-cell vehicle is proof. Eager to prove that installing hydrogen fuel cells into cars does not turn them into Hindenburg-style disaster sites, Toyota has gone ahead and built the Mirai: a four-door sedan that happens to be powered by hydrogen, a fuel that the majority of drivers aren’t using yet.
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The Greatest American Race You've Never Heard Of

Speed draws a crowd, whether you're a "car guy" or not. When the competition is neck-and-neck and the camera can barely keep up, it's hard to look away. That's why you know the Indianapolis 500 even if you're not an ardent follower of INDYCAR. You don't need to like NASCAR to know about the Daytona 500, and even if you have no idea what endurance racing is, you can associate "24 Hours of Daytona" and "the 12 Hours of Sebring" with "Paul Newman" and "Steve McQueen."
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First Drive: 2017 Maserati Quattroporte

Powertrain and new trim updates provide the Quattroporte new capabilities, but not a new personality. Sicily is on fire as I arrive on the island for a first crack at the 2017 Maserati Quattroporte. That’s not a metaphor for the hot-headed stereotypes I’ve been lead to believe about the habitantes of the landmass that’s being kicked by mainland Italy.
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We Drove Jaguar's Most Important New Car Duo in Decades

Jaguar, creator of some of history's most revered race cars, style icons, and symbols of luxury, has bitten the bullet and built not one, but two completely new vehicles for segments in which it's never been competitive -- and in which it never seriously tried, either. Charging head-first into the entry-level luxury market for both sedans and crossovers, the 2017 Jaguar F-PACE crossover -- Jag's first-ever SUV -- and the XE sedan represent an affordable way for buyers to get into Jaguar.
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Why You Should Never Buy Your Car Off the Dealership Lot

Most people buy cars the way they buy groceries: you see what's on the shelves, and you assume that's all you have to choose from. When it comes to something as important as your ride, that's absolutely the wrong way to do it. A car may be many things, but it's not a bag of groceries, and you should almost never just cruise into a dealership and buy one off the lot.
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9 Underrated Classic Cars You Can Buy for Cheap

Classic Porsche 911s and Ford Broncos are basically unattainable at this point, while scores of elegant, good-condition cars and trucks stand idly by, largely ignored by the soaring market. If you've never taken a second look at these unsung heroes, they're way more affordable and underappreciated than you'd think.
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First Drive: 2017 Cadillac XT5

Cadillac delicately replaces its best-selling model with one that does everything a little bit better. Catching three flights, a bus, and a ferry to a remote island at the eastern edge of North America isn’t exactly standard procedure for evaluating a midsize crossover – let alone the XT5, the latest example from Cadillac.
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The 2017 Porsche 911 Is Even Faster, Still a Cop Magnet

When Porsche invited us to drive the 2017 911 Carrera, there could be only one allowable answer: yes. Rare is the car that inspires the level of devotion that 911 worshippers have for their idol. It's why the car has remained fundamentally unchanged for a half-century; when something proves to be this good, and this iconic, you simply don't mess with tradition.
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First Drive: 2016 Nissan Titan XD

After innovating with a diesel engine, Nissan plays it extremely safe with its gas-powered Titan XD. Other than the race to build the world’s fastest performance car, there isn’t a more secretive, competitive, and cutthroat segment of the automotive market than the pursuit of the perfect pickup truck.
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Cool Tech in Your Car You Aren't Using (but Should Be)

As far as car tech goes, streaming your lovingly crafted driving playlist via Bluetooth or backing up with your fancy rear camera is all well and good. But look, there are cars out there that basically drive themselves, so it's time to up your technology game. Some big features on the market right now are really freaking cool and useful -- you may already have them in your car!
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First Drive: 2016 McLaren 570S

The McLaren lineup receives a baby sister, the 570S. We drive her across Europe and report back on the strong family resemblance. If you believe McLaren, the manufacturer of some of the hottest bespoke performance cars of the moment, a typical buyer gets as much thrill out of the transaction as, say, most people buying sweaters.
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New York Auto Show: 15 Things to Do at the Show!

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About

Jeff Jablansky

JEFF JABLANSKY, automotive writer and photographer, was born with his hands planted firmly at 10 and 2.

He has written for automotive enthusiast publications in the United States and abroad, including Autoblog, Automobile Magazine, Autobytel, BBC Autos, Car and Driver, Fox News, Men's Journal, Motor1, the New York Daily News, Road & Track, and Thrillist.

His favorite road trip memory involves a Hyundai, a winding desert road and a herd of sheep. He likes to split his time between Brooklyn and Silverlake.