Eric Peters: 2017 BMW 5 Series new car review

Eric Peters: 2017 BMW 5 Series new car review

By Eric Peters There is a Moore’s Law for cars, too. Like computers, they get faster – and cheaper – with each new generation. BMW’s new 5 Series is a case in point. It is now almost as large as the 7 Series used to be – and it offers many of the amenities (including […]

“Autonomous” cars . . . and Social Security “contributions”

“Autonomous” cars . . . and Social Security “contributions”

By Eric Peters Within 12 years, only 5 percent of the driving done in this country will be done by “autonomous” drivers – according to a study that is getting huge play all over the mediascape. That is to say, only 5 percent of the driving will be done by people like you and me – ordinary people […]

Nothing runs you like a Deere…

Nothing runs you like a Deere…

By Eric Peters How long before they bring back prima nocta? It’s a serious question. Other aspects of feudalism have been part of everyday life for so long now we hardly notice them – and even consider it normal – just as the peasants of 500 years ago probably did. For instance, just like the kings […]

Eric Peters: 2017 Fiat Spider new car review

Eric Peters: 2017 Fiat Spider new car review

By Eric Peters Is there room enough for two of basically the same thing? It depends how different they are. Back in the ’70s, GM was able to successfully sell two iterations of the same thing – the Chevy Camaro and the Pontiac Firebird. They both sprang from a common “F” platform – and had near-identical frames, […]

Transportation as a “service”

Transportation as a “service”

By Eric Peters Car ownership will soon be a thing of the past, some say. Some wish. Instead of buying a car every so often and driving that car for a period of years – and owning the car – people will simply tap an app and rent a car by the hour or day; whatever their need […]

Eric Peters: Doomed – Honda S2000 (1999-2009 RIP)

Eric Peters: Doomed – Honda S2000 (1999-2009 RIP)

By Eric Peters Race cars make terrible street cars – but every now and then, one will be offered for sale to the general public. Usually, briefly. L-88 Corvettes with lumpy solid lifter cams and three Holley two barrel carbs. SD-421 Catalinas with acid-dipped frames. Cobra R Mustangs with Tremec five-speeds, no insulation or AC […]

Eric Peters: 2017 Chevrolet Corvette new car review

Eric Peters: 2017 Chevrolet Corvette new car review

By Eric Peters One reads that the current Corvette is the best Corvette ever, but is it? It is certainly the best-performing Corvette ever. That can’t be debated. The numbers tell the tale. It accelerates more quickly, has the highest top speed and can lap a track at a pace no previous Corvette could match. But do […]

Eric Peters: Bad advice for your teenaged driver

Eric Peters: Bad advice for your teenaged driver

By Eric Peters More evidence that the American Automobile Association (AAA) ought to have its license revoked comes in the form of “summer safety tips” offered to teenaged drivers from AAA’s Foundation for Traffic Safety. Bet you can guess. Observe speed limits – This is a great way to be involved in an accident, since you’ll be causing a mobile […]

Eric Peters: 2017 Kia Cadenza new car review

Eric Peters: 2017 Kia Cadenza new car review

By Eric Peters One of the most successful luxury cars ever is the Lexus ES. Along with another Lexus – the LS – it ate Mercedes’ and BMW’s lunch  . .  . and didn’t leave a tip. Lately, the Koreans – the Kia-Hyundai conglomerate – have been trying to do to the Japanese what they did to the […]

Eric Peters: Metastasis

Eric Peters: Metastasis

By Eric Peters Cancer is never cured – it merely goes into remission. You think it’s over and then . . . Just so, the apparently never-ending diesel emissions “scandal.” Mercedes-Benz, now. It has become the target of a criminal inquisition in Germany. Polizei in Stuttgart raided company offices there and seized materials which they plan to use as evidence that […]

1 2 3 21