Jim Gorzelany


Jim Gorzelany has been covering the wide world of vehicles for over 30 years, with 15 of them spent as automotive editor for Consumers Digest magazine. Specializing in the vehicle buying and ownership experiences, with a few car reviews thrown in for good measure, Jim’s work has been featured in print publications like Forbes, Chicago, Men’s Fitness, Executive Travel and Muscle & Fitness, as well as numerous websites that include Forbes.com, Motor1.com, Carfax.com and U.S. News Best Cars. His weekly “Wheel Deals” newspaper articles are syndicated by CTW Features.

Jim holds a B.A. in Communication from Southern Illinois University, and lives just outside of Chicago, IL.

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