Jaclyn Trop

Jaclyn Trop

Jaclyn Trop is an award-winning journalist and automotive reporter, deciphering the world of sheet metal for the masses. She divides her time among Los Angeles, Detroit, and New York.

She was awarded a Knight-Bagehot fellowship in business and economics reporting from Columbia University, where she also earned a master’s degree in journalism. Her byline has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Fortune, Vogue, Glamour, Newsweek,
Fast Company, Forbes, Marie Claire, Men’s Health, Entrepreneur, Rolling Stone, Robb Report, Town & Country, U.S. News & World Report, and Refinery 29 among others.

Jaclyn has reported from five continents and eaten ice cream in more than 50 countries. She serves as a U.S. juror to the World Car Awards.

Articles by Jaclyn Trop

How to Get a Car Loan With No Credit History

Getting a car loan may seem next to impossible when you have no credit. But if you’re willing to do the necessary legwork, including offering... read more

Second-Chance Car Loans: What They Are and Where to Find Them

Second-chance car loans allow buyers with bad credit to finance a car. With a second-chance loan, lenders look at more than just your credit score... read more

Questions to Ask When Buying a Car

Whether you’re buying your first car or you’ve been through the process many times, preparing a list of questions to ask can help ensure you... read more

Best Family Cars for 2022

Families have specific needs when it comes to cars. Kid-friendly cabins with comfortable seats and plenty of room are essential, especially if you have little... read more

Vroom vs. Carvana vs. CarMax: Which Online Car-Buying Site Is Right for You?

A no-haggle dealer can take the stress out of buying a used car. By removing negotiations from the equation, online car-buying sites such as Vroom,... read more

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