Eric Peters: Kia goes Clover

Eric Peters: Kia goes Clover

By Eric Peters The acronym pretty much says it all. B.R.A.K.E.S. Go slow, young man! Slow is the only way to go. Velocity, quickness of reaction. Taking action. These are the enemies of safety. And safety is, of course, the guiding light of our declining age. The pansyfied acronym is shorthand for Be Responsible and […]

Eric Peters: 2017 Chrysler 200 new car review

Eric Peters: 2017 Chrysler 200 new car review

By Eric Peters Chrysler’s in real trouble – but bad news for them could be good news for you. Fiat – which fronts the operation – has decided to nix several not-so-profitable models, including the 200 series sedan, which is the subject of this review. But the 200 is not a Turducken. It is one […]

Eric Peters: But why aren’t people buying electric cars?

Eric Peters: But why aren’t people buying electric cars?

By Eric Peters Trump is ascendant not because he’s a freedom jouster but because the people are exasperated with a clueless (and contemptuous of them) party apparat that for years has been trotting out one inbred Bush after the next, with Bush-like things in between such as Mittens and Ted. This is not a cheer […]

Eric Peters: 2017 Chevy Volt new car review

Eric Peters: 2017 Chevy Volt new car review

By Eric Peters Only Nixon could go to China, they said. Maybe they will say the same about me – and my (ducking now) endorsement of the Chevy Volt… . Ok. I just popped my head up from behind the dumpster, having dodged the rocks and rotten apples thrown my way by probably disappointed readers. […]

Eric Peters: Extinction level event

Eric Peters: Extinction level event

By Eric Peters Since they can’t sell people on electric cars, the next best thing is to outlaw internal combustion-engined cars. In order to force people into electric cars. The German Bundesrat (their version of our Congress) just passed a bipartisan agreement toward that end. The legislative details have yet to be worked out, but […]

Eric Peters: GM picks up the pieces … Maybe

Eric Peters: GM picks up the pieces … Maybe

By Eric Peters Diesels are coming back. Just not VW’s diesels. The German automaker, if not kaput, has tapped out of that market to focus – mea culpa! – on electric cars (which will render the company kaput, if they’re serious). Which means there are currently no affordable diesel-powered new cars available on the market, […]

Eric Peters: Car costs you can (and should) avoid

Eric Peters: Car costs you can (and should) avoid

By Eric Peters The best expenses are those you can skip. Here are several ways to save money you don’t have to spend on your car: *”Premium” gasoline – I italicize the word for a reason. It’s a marketing trick. “Premium” implies better. But Premium gas is defined by something else – its octane rating. […]

Eric Peters: 2017 Nissan Armada new car review

Eric Peters: 2017 Nissan Armada new car review

By Eric Peters Well, they all do it. Sell lesser – and nicer – versions of their big SUVs. For less – and more – money. GM has the Chevy Tahoe… and the GMC Yukon. There’s the Cadillac Escalade, too. Same basic thing, sold three different ways- each progressively fancier and (of course) more expensive. […]

Eric Peters: Electric Seppuku

Eric Peters: Electric Seppuku

By Eric Peters You have probably watched a samurai movie – and know about Seppuku. Ritual suicide to avoid the shame of being dishonored – particularly by defeat in war. VW is in the process of committing Seppuku. The electric car serving as its samurai sword. The imbecile shame over having “cheated” government emissions tests […]

Feds take the wheel before driverless cars hit the market

Feds take the wheel before driverless cars hit the market

By Aida Chavez | Cronkite News The federal government got into the debate over driverless vehicles Tuesday, proposing new regulations and model legislation aimed at smoothing the development of the high-tech cars and heading off a state-by-state patchwork of laws for them. Arizona transportation officials said Tuesday they could not comment on the new rules until […]

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