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2015 Nissan Sentra Review

Posted on August 28th, 2015 in , | No Comments »
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist                                         Photo courtesy of CARICOS Sedans are becoming the red-headed stepchildren of the new car market. They're losing ground to the rising tide of crossovers -- which are the same basic thing except they ride higher ...

Best Car Commercials Ever

Posted on August 24th, 2015 in , | 3 Comments
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist If you can't get the tune out of your head, does that mean you'll end up buying the car? Rich, corinthian leather will only take you so far. Here are some of the most memorable car commercials ...

2015 Ford F-150 Review

Posted on August 21st, 2015 in , | 2 Comments
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist                                         Photo courtesy of CARICOS They sure went to a lot of trouble -- and expense. You've probably read about the new Ford F-150. That it has an aluminum body and is now much lighter (by some 700 ...

Buy Gold? Buy a Used Car Instead!

Posted on August 17th, 2015 in , , , , | No Comments »
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist Why do people buy gold? The smart ones do so not primarily because they're looking to make money. They are looking to not lose money. That's the sweet spot these days. Just trying to keep your proverbial shirt on.

2015 Hyundai Sonata Review

Posted on August 14th, 2015 in , | 2 Comments
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist                                         Photo courtesy of CARICOS Should Toyota be worried? I think so, yes. Because anyone who takes the time to cross-shop the new Hyundai Sonata will find it hard to justify buying a Camry -- which though still a ...

The Bio-Fuels Boondoggle

Posted on August 10th, 2015 in , , | 1 Comment »
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist If something's desirable it ought not to be necessary to force people to buy it. Chipotle, for instance, doesn't need to spend millions in de facto bribes ("campaign contributions") to wheedle Congress into passing burrito subsidies. Nor ...

2015 VW Tiguan Review

Posted on August 7th, 2015 in , | No Comments »
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist Some lament the passing of the manual transmission -- me among them. But that puts me among the minority, because the majority seems to prefer the automatic, especially now that automatics are often the more fuel-efficient ...

Hacked

Posted on August 3rd, 2015 in , , | 2 Comments
 By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist Well, I told ya so. First they hacked the Google car. Now, it appears, they -- "they" being hackers -- could, in principle at least, take over half-a-million Jeeps (and other Fiat-Chrysler vehicles) equipped with in-car WiFi. They've ...

2015 Mercedes Sprinter Van Review

Posted on July 31st, 2015 in , | 1 Comment »
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist                                         Photo courtesy of CARICOS I live just two miles away from one of the most popular recreational roads in America -- the Blue Ridge Parkway. So I see a lot of recreational vehicles. And lately, I've ...

Oversold New Car Features

Posted on July 27th, 2015 in , , , | 3 Comments
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist There isn't a new car on the market that hasn't already got all the basics covered. And then some. It's hard to find a new car -- any new car -- that isn't at least air conditioned. That ...




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