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Muscle Cars Were Slow – Part II

Posted on September 29th, 2014 in , , , | 2 Comments
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist I wrote a column a couple years ago (see here) that mentioned an unspeakable truth: Relative to now -- classic muscle cars were slow. Back in the day, when the typical passenger car took 10 seconds ...

2014 VW Jetta TDI Review

Posted on September 26th, 2014 in , | No Comments »
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist There are more diesel-powered cars available now than ever. Unfortunately, almost all of them are expensive cars. One of the few -- one of the two -- that's not is VW's Jetta TDI. Its only competition is the ...

The Diesel Dilemma

Posted on September 22nd, 2014 in , | 8 Comments
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist The last time people began to sweat the cost of gas, they were able to turn to diesels. The cars delivered tremendous mileage (e.g., a VW Rabbit diesel was capable of 50-plus MPG, as good or ...

2014 Mercedes E-Wagon Review

Posted on September 19th, 2014 in , | No Comments »
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist The E-Class Mercedes has -- or can be ordered with -- just about whatever you could possibly want. Just not always in the same model.

Inside Baseball

Posted on September 15th, 2014 in , , , | 3 Comments
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist Here are some things to know about new cars the car industry probably would prefer you didn't know.

Quicker, Sure … But What About Fun?

Posted on September 8th, 2014 in , | No Comments »
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist I know that the PDK automated manual in the Porsche 911 GT3 (and other PDK-equipped Porsches like the Cayman S I reviewed recently; see here) delivers quicker -- and consistently quicker -- acceleration; that it can ...

2015 Hyundai Genesis Review

Posted on September 5th, 2014 in , | 1 Comment »
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist Here's some inside baseball. Two of the best luxury sedans on the market are -- technically -- not luxury sedans. Well, they're not branded -- or priced -- as such. I speak -- out of school -- of ...

Bring Back T-Tops!

Posted on September 1st, 2014 in , | 2 Comments
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist Some things -- bell bottom corduroys, for instance -- will never make a comeback. Well, hopefully. But I'd really like to see a new car with T-tops again. Remember T-tops?

2015 Cadillac Escalade Review

Posted on August 29th, 2014 in , | No Comments »
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist Cadillac may be having trouble selling its ELR electric car -- but no such worries selling its anti-matter opposite, the Escalade. It's not hard to understand why. The ELR is very expensive (over $75k to start) but ...

What Might That Smell Mean?

Posted on August 25th, 2014 in , , , | No Comments »
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist You can guesstimate with some accuracy what might be wrong with your car just by using your nose. If you're hip to what various smells suggest. Let's have a look - or rather, a whiff!




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