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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!

2015 Audi A3 Review

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 in , | No Comments »
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist Mercedes started it with the sub-$30k (just barely) CLA sedan -- putting the three-pointed star within reach of an entirely new demographic. Now Audi's joined the fray with the 2015 A3. Like the Benz CLA, the A3 is ...

Modern Car Knowledge

Posted on August 18th, 2014 in , , , , | 2 Comments
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist If you haven't been under the hood of a new car lately -- or (just as important) read one of their owner's manuals -- here are a few things to know that you might not yet ...

2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 Review

Posted on August 15th, 2014 in , | 2 Comments
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist Small engines can do big things . . . in not-little cars. If they're turbo-diesels. And if the car is a new Mercedes E-Class sedan. The 2014 E250 sedan, to be precise.

Who’s to Blame When Air Bags Don’t Save Lives?

Posted on August 11th, 2014 in , | 6 Comments
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist Toyota just announced a recall of more than 650,000 cars -- for potential problems with the air bags. "Improperly manufactured propellant wafers could cause the inflator to rupture and the front passenger airbag to deploy abnormally in ...




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