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Eric Peters
by | Jun 6, 2019

You have probably read about the younger crowd being more interested in their cell phones than in cars. The statistic most often cited in support of this claim — which is true — is that about a fourth of those…

by | May 7, 2019

There are many examples of too little, too late in the automotive world. The 2008-2009 Pontiac G8 is perhaps the only example of more-than-enough… when it no-longer-mattered. Pontiac was practically on the embalmer’s table when it twitched for a moment, just…

by | Apr 17, 2019

Every now and then, I do something “risky” and illegal, to remind myself what it was like when we were still relatively free. I roll one of my old bikes out of the garage and take it for a ride around…

by | Mar 30, 2019

Tsunamis are nature’s surprise party. The sky is blue, the waves lap the shore gently, as usual. No reason to pack up the beach towel — much less run to the car and drive at top speed as fast as…

by | Mar 4, 2019

An interesting data nugget percolated the other day about a “sharp worsening” — that is to say, an increase — in the number of car loan defaults among borrowers under 30 years old. According to Bloomberg Financial News, the rate for the…

by | Jan 10, 2019

Imagine McDonald’s somehow acquired a legal monopoly on the burger business. No Wendy’s, no Whataburger. No choice. If you want a burger, it’s McDonald’s — or nothing. Have it their way. It’s a good bet the burger you end up with…

by | Jan 10, 2019

Imagine McDonald’s somehow acquired a legal monopoly on the burger business. No Wendy’s, no Whataburger. No choice. If you want a burger, it’s McDonald’s — or nothing. Have it their way. It’s a good bet the burger you end up with…

by | Jan 7, 2019

Most new cars have warning buzzers for half a dozen different things. Just not for the important things. Like, for instance, total loss of engine coolant. A friend told me her car’s heater wasn’t working so I went outside to have…

by | Jan 7, 2019

Most new cars have warning buzzers for half a dozen different things. Just not for the important things. Like, for instance, total loss of engine coolant. A friend told me her car’s heater wasn’t working so I went outside to have…

by | Nov 29, 2018

If electric cars are such a grand idea, why is GM killing off the Chevy Volt? It’s the one electric car that actually did make some practical sense, at least. Four hundred-plus miles without stopping and regardless of the weather (other…

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