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Inflation and Oil Changes

Posted on July 28th, 2014 in | 2 Comments
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist They tell us inflation -- the benign-sounding word used to euphemize the deliberate devaluation of our money by simply creating new money (pieces of paper) out of thin air and flooding the economy with it -- ...

2014 Toyota RAV4 Review

Posted on July 25th, 2014 in , | No Comments »
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist Toyota's got these TV commercials featuring the Muppets, who assert the vehicles aren't boring. But is boring bad? What if boring works?

What Might That Leak Mean?

Posted on July 21st, 2014 in , , , | No Comments »
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist It's a little odd to think of it this way, but cars and people are both machines, with systems (circulatory, cooling, hydraulic) . . . and when either leak, it's cause for further investigation.

2014 Audi Q5 Diesel

Posted on July 18th, 2014 in , | No Comments »
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist Slowly -- finally -- diesel engines are becoming available in the kinds of vehicles that really could use 'em : crossover SUVs. These vehicles are bought because they're roomy, versatile and useful. But their design layout also ...

If You Hear These Noises

Posted on July 14th, 2014 in , , | No Comments »
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist If your car's engine starts making a "funny noise," should you be worried? It depends on the noise! Some noises are harbingers of real trouble. Others are usually nothing to worry about. Let's take a look at some ...

Volt Double Down

Posted on July 7th, 2014 in , , | 2 Comments
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist The Volt electric car has been a fizzle for GM -- and that's putting it kindly. Only a small handful have sold -- and that's putting it euphemistically, given the massive subsidies that went into building ...

2014 Porsche Cayman Review

Posted on July 3rd, 2014 in , | No Comments »
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist The perfect car exists. Well, the perfect sports car: The Porsche Cayman.

Giving You a Break

Posted on June 30th, 2014 in , , , | 3 Comments
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist I've had people criticize my criticism of "speeding" tickets. They say I'm encouraging or at least defending wrongful, dangerous activity. But I'd like to ask them a question. If "speeding" is indeed such a thing -- ...

2014 Chrysler 300 Review

Posted on June 26th, 2014 in , | No Comments »
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist 2014 is the final year for the "Luca Brasi" version of the Chrysler 300 sedan. Next year -- this fall, actually -- Chrysler will debut a redesigned 300 that will be (if spy photos are accurate) ...

Esurance is Watching You

Posted on June 23rd, 2014 in , , , , | 1 Comment »
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist New York Governor Andrew Cuomo just signed off on a "plan" (you know there's trouble brewing whenever a control freak politician announces he has a "plan") touted as a way to "discourage" teen drivers from texting ...




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