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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Hopefully, this is the only time you’ll see it
By Dan Mihalascu |
Honda-S660-Modulo-X-0
Special edition boasts both styling and performance upgrades
By Dan Mihalascu |
2019-Subaru-WRX-STI-0
The 2019 Subaru WRX gets the same edition too
By Dan Mihalascu |
2019-Citroen-C5-Aircross-1
It has been available in China since April 2017
By Dan Mihalascu |
2019-Lexus-ES-lineup-0
The 2019 Lexus ES will go on sale from December 2018 in Western and Central Europe
By Dan Mihalascu |
2019-Nissan-Altima-Edition-One-0
The limited-run model features exclusive styling tweaks
By Dan Mihalascu |
US-spec-Mazda6-SkyActiv-D-diesel-0
Mazda is finally bringing its 2.2-liter diesel engine stateside
By Dan Mihalascu |
Honda-Civic-Type-R-Pickup-Truck-Concept-0
We’ve checked the calendar, and it’s not April Fools’ Day
By Dan Mihalascu |
2019-BMW-X5-test-prototype-0
The fourth-gen X5 will also improve its on-road behavior thanks to new features including Integral Active Steering
By Dan Mihalascu |
Ferrari-SP38-0
A wealthy customer commissioned it to Ferrari’s One-Off program
By Dan Mihalascu |
Nissan-Easy-Fill-Tire-Alert-0
The feature tells you when a tire is deflated and then when to stop inflating it
By Dan Mihalascu |
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