Thom Blackett's is a former writer for ThoughtCo who covered the auto industry. His youthful passion for cars carried into adulthood when, in 2000, he was hired as a research analyst, collecting and disseminating information about new cars and trucks. By 2004 he had become associate editor of Autobytel, a website providing marketing resources to car dealers and manufacturers and purchase information to consumers, eventually becoming senior road test editor. In 2008 he resigned to become a freelance writer whose reviews and articles have been published on Autobytel.com, Cars.com, Kelley Blue Book, and elsewhere. In 2018 he became an automotive data analyst at DataOne Software.
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