Eric Peters: 2016 Kia Sorento new car review

Eric Peters: 2016 Kia Sorento new car review

By Eric Peters Remember Harvey Dent – aka, Two Face – from the Batman comics? Half good – half evil. Split personality. Conflicted, confused. I had such thoughts while test driving the Kia Sorento minivan. Well, ok, it’s technically a crossover SUV. But except for the absence of sliding doors, this is a minivan. A […]

Eric Peters: Hardley Abelson electric starter odyssey

Eric Peters: Hardley Abelson electric starter odyssey

By Eric Peters If you’ve never dealt with an AMF-era Ironhead Sportster electric start problem, perhaps this will help you deal with it – learning from my fumbling around. Here’s the scenario: I agreed to try to sort out an ’80 Sportster that had been sitting for a long time. Bike needed a pretty major […]

Eric Peters: 2016 Hyundai Tucson new car review

Eric Peters: 2016 Hyundai Tucson new car review

By Eric Peters Why make another of what everyone else is making – and hope it’ll sell? Wouldn’t it be smarter to offer something no one else is making instead? That would probably sell. This new Hyundai Tucson is another crossover SUV – but it’s not “just another” crossover SUV. What they’ve done is bridge […]

Eric Peters: 2015 Dodge Hellcat new car review

Eric Peters: 2015 Dodge Hellcat new car review

By Eric Peters I have been waiting for you… It took 45 years, but the moment has finally arrived. A real muscle car is once again available. Scary. Dangerous – in the hands of a fool or a novice. A car that’s got more engine than traction and you’d damned well better respect that. 707 […]

Eric Peters: Things to know about tires

Eric Peters: Things to know about tires

By Eric Peters The invention of the wheel was a pretty big deal – rolling stuff being a lot easier than carrying (or pushing or dragging) it. The invention of tires was the next great leap forward. Rubber tires allowed wheels to travel more smoothly on rough/uneven surfaces and at faster-than-walking pace without shaking themselves […]

Eric Peters: 2015 Subaru Forester new car review

Eric Peters: 2015 Subaru Forester new car review

By Eric Peters You can learn some important stuff about cars by taking note of who buys what – and how the cars are used. And whether they stand up to the uses to which they’re put. Texans, for instance, know trucks. Forget the TV commercials and advertising flapdoodle. Check out which makes/models of pick-up […]

Eric Peters: Live agent connectivity

Eric Peters: Live agent connectivity

By Eric Peters Things necessarily begin somewhere. Usually, that somewhere is a backwater of some kind; only a few people are involved and the majority either are unaware it’s happening at all or they don’t care because hey, it’s not happening to them. Until, one day, it does. Over the road truckers were the first […]

Eric Peters: 2015 VW Passat TDI new car review

Eric Peters: 2015 VW Passat TDI new car review

By Eric Peters When you’re the only game in town, you’ve pretty much got the market cornered. But it helps when what you’re selling is also what people want. People want Passats. It’s a very popular car, in part because it’s the only German car in its class – and in this price range. The […]

Eric Peters: 2015 VW Golf R new car review

Eric Peters: 2015 VW Golf R new car review

By Eric Peters Subaru’s WRX STI is the fastest n’ most furious turbo all-wheel-drive thing going… right? Wrong. At least, not anymore. The new king is VW’s Golf R – the “R” for returned after a two-year hibernation. Well, not really. The R is just VW-speak for really, really, really quick. Those two years in […]

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