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Jaclyn Trop

I have written about cars for more than a decade for publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Fortune, Vogue, Newsweek, Fast Company, Forbes, Marie Claire, Men’s Health, Robb Report, Town & Country, U.S. News & World Report and Refinery 29. As a U.S. juror to the World Car Awards, I test drive scores of new cars each year. So far, my reporting has taken me to five continents; by my count, I have eaten ice cream in more than 50 countries.

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Do I Need a Car Broker?

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2021 McLaren 570S / Photo Credit: McLaren

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2021 Chevrolet Corvette / Photo Credit: Chevrolet

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2020 Hyundai Kona / Photo Credit: Hyundai

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