Dan Mihalascu

Dan Mihalascu

Email: dan.mihalascu@lastgear.com

Cars have intrigued Dan ever since he could tell the difference between a Dacia 1300 and a Skoda 105 - that happened not long after he started distinguishing shapes and colors. His favorite pastime soon became dismantling toy cars and reassembling (most of) them, something his mother was not very pleased about. He then started collecting piles of car magazines, an activity his mom wasn’t too fond of either.

Finally, something good (or bad, depends on whom you ask) came out of his passion as he decided to turn it into a career. Since he was better at typing than changing spark plugs, he chose to study journalism rather than becoming a mechanic (thank God for that). While most of his university colleagues fantasized about the Pulitzer prize, all he wanted was to write car reviews. Which he started doing right after graduation, when he got his first job as an editor for a car magazine.

One thing led to another and at the age of 26 he contested his first hillclimb race in a yellow Peugeot 205 GTi. It went well for a debut, but the second race ended up with a totaled car. He blamed that on the poor choice of tires, but everyone knows he was just too fired up and unexperienced to keep a cool head on a wet course. Thinking of himself as Senna at Donington in 1993 didn’t help either. Weeks after, he returned to racing in a blue Peugeot 205 GTi and carried on without incidents for two seasons before quitting for financial reasons. Fast forward many years and news outlets and he is now an editor for drivemag.com, where he reminisces about the good old days while reviewing econoboxes.

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1959-Aston-Martin-DB4-0
Expect it to trade hands for a seven-figure sum
By Dan Mihalascu |
2018-Audi-A8-sport-dynamic-package-0
The exterior styling pack is far from extreme but manages to improve the A8's appearance
By Dan Mihalascu |
2018-VW-Polo-GTI-0
The 200-hp hot hatch is almost as quick as the Golf GTI but costs €8,500 less
By Dan Mihalascu |
2019-VW-Jetta-official-sketches-1
Fingers crossed the all-new model will look like this in the metal
By Dan Mihalascu |
Alfa-Romeo-Stelvio
Whoa there, Alfa! Is this a failed talent show audition or a car ad?
By Dan Mihalascu |
Uniti-One-EV-reveal-event-0
There's a catch, though: the free charging offer is only available for E.ON customers in Sweden
By Dan Mihalascu |
Lamborghini-Urus-vs-Bentley-Bentayga-vs-Porsche-Cayenne-Turbo
Let numbers help you decide which is VW Group's ultimate uber-luxury SUV
By Dan Mihalascu |
Audi-SQ2-prototype-spied-0
It looks like Audi's smallest SUV will soon get a hot version
By Dan Mihalascu |
Audi-Aicon-production-car-rendered-0
Courtesy of our rendering artist's digital tweaks
By Dan Mihalascu |
Opel-Insignia-GSi-Sports-Tourer-0
Would you pay that kind on money on a non-premium fast family car?
By Dan Mihalascu |
Jaguar-I-PACE-California-road-trip-0
The brand's first-ever EV enters final validation testing ahead of early 2018 world debut
By Dan Mihalascu |
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