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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2018 BMW M5 is your all-weather, highly intelligent super sports sedan
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By Dan Mihalascu |
Detailed video shows how to polish your car properly
Watch and learn, your ride will thank you
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The ZR2 may look rugged, but the 550-mile desert competition will show how rugged it truly is
By Dan Mihalascu |
Hate it or love it, but a Ferrari SUV may come our way
Maranello is likely to build a utility vehicle that will "reinvent" the segment
By Dan Mihalascu |
Hyundai previews its next-generation fuel cell SUV ahead of early 2018 debut
The hydrogen-powered SUV will offer more than 580 km of driving range
By Dan Mihalascu |
2018 Honda HR-V arrives with subtle updates, $19,570 base price
It's the best-selling car in the segment, so why make major changes?
By Dan Mihalascu |
2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Custom adds capability, cuts pricing
The third-row seats get deleted as well for increased cargo capacity
By Dan Mihalascu |
Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato family adds gorgeous Shooting Brake version
And the equally stunning Speedster gets confirmed for production
By Dan Mihalascu |
Clash of the hottest hatches: Honda Civic Type R takes on Ford Focus RS
Whichever you choose, chances are you won't be disappointed
By Dan Mihalascu |
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