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Best Time to Buy a Hybrid?

Posted on January 26th, 2015 in , , , | 1 Comment »
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist Cheap gas is making hybrids seem like less of a deal. Which in turn is making them harder to sell. Which is tough nuts for those trying to sell them -- but could be really good news ...

2015 VW Golf 1.8 TSI Review

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 in , | 2 Comments
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist                                    Photo courtesy of CARICOS The Beetle is cute and lately, butch -- but the VW that consistently sells best (and which has done so, for a long time) is the Golf ... which was once the ...

Keeping it on the Road

Posted on January 19th, 2015 in , , , | 2 Comments
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist Most of us would like our vehicles to last a long time -- and cost us as little money as possible during that time. Here are a few tips toward that end:

Insurance Savings Accounts?

Posted on January 12th, 2015 in , | 4 Comments
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist Let's accept -- for a moment -- the core argument that's typically trotted out in support of forcing people to buy car insurance: You might hurt someone or cause damage to someone else's property; if you ...

2015 Chevy Silverado Review

Posted on January 9th, 2015 in , | 3 Comments
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist                           Photo courtesy of CARICOS The new Stingray Corvette is a helluva ride -- but it only seats two and can't tow a whole lot. How about the same engine in something that can (and also seats five)? Wish ...

Fix it – Or Junk It?

Posted on January 5th, 2015 in , , | No Comments »
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist Kids leave the house at 18, Christmas is always December 25th... but when is it time to sell, trade -- or junk -- your car? It's a hard question, especially if you like the car. Even ...

2015 Subaru Legacy

Posted on January 2nd, 2015 in , | 1 Comment »
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist                                         Photo courtesy of CARICOS Subarus used to be such an easy sell. If you were a buyer looking for an AWD car, Subaru was one of the few that sold them. And pretty much the only one ...

For-Profit Policing

Posted on December 29th, 2014 in , | 1 Comment »
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist You've heard of greasing the skids? A bill introduced in the Texas legislature would do just that -- giving cops credit card readers, as an adjunct to their radar detectors. Instead of just, license, registration and proof ...

2015 Ford Mustang Review

Posted on December 26th, 2014 in , | No Comments »
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist A four cylinder muscle car, anyone? Ford has done it before -- back in the '80s. Remember the Mustang SVO? It rivaled the V-8 Mustang GT's straight-line performance, but did so with greater sophistication as well as ...

Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas For The Gearhead

Posted on December 22nd, 2014 in , , , , | 1 Comment »
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist Got a gearhead on your Christmas list -- but you're not a gearhead and so have no idea what to get? Here are some last-minute suggestions for items to put under the tree (or in the ...




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