With over a decade of experience in automotive journalism, Derek has written several thousand news articles, as well as his fair share of features, reviews, obituaries, guides and explainers.


Sergio Marchionne: A history of his time as CEO of Fiat and Chrysler

CarAdvice: An in-depth look at the achievements and failures of Sergio Marchionne, who headed up Fiat and, later, Fiat Chrysler. He passed away in July 2018 ...
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Toyota Corolla retrospective: A look back at 50 years of the world’s most popular car

CarAdvice: A pore through the through the first eleven generations of the world's most popular nameplate, as well as share some stories from CarAdvice staffers regarding their Corollas ...
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An in-depth look at how an autonomous car is developed and how it works

CarAdvice: At CES 2015, Daniel Lipinski, project leader for Audi’s automated driving projects, described how his team developed developed A7 Piloted Driving vehicle, and all the ins and outs of the technology under its skin ...
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2018 Audi A8 Review

CarAdvice: It may be conservative on the outside, but the 2018 Audi A8's interior has been completely rethought. It's a shame, though, the most cutting edge elements won't be available in Australia ...
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2018 Lexus LS Review

CarAdvice: The Lexus LS is the car that started it all for the Japanese luxury brand. Now, with the fifth-generation, Lexus is banking that it has designed another game-changer ...
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2008 Ford Focus RS Review

CNET: That this 224kW/440Nm high performance front-wheel drive hatch works at all is engineering genius. That it delights (almost) all our senses makes it truly great ...
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2010 Jaguar XJ 3.0D Review

CNET: There are plenty of exceptionally engineered luxury sedans out there, but few that manage to make every ride or drive an event; the XJ is one of them ...
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2010 Volvo S60 T6 review

CNET: If outright handling nous isn't an issue, the 2010 S60's impressive interior, optional cutting edge safety features, value for money, and a usable entertainment and nav system make it a winner ...
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