961 Blog Posts From the Eric Peters Tag


Old Trucks Still Sell

Old Trucks Still Sell

I’ve often wondered whether people would buy a new vehicle available without all the new stuff — especially the over-the-top electronic nannying stuff but also just over-the-top stuff generally, including such things as ASS, direct injection and 48 Volt electrical systems. Well, we have an answer. FCA is selling new as well as old/new versions […]

2019 Mercedes G63 Review

2019 Mercedes G63 Review

A Corvette getting to 60 in 3.7 seconds is kind of meh at this point. A Mustang GT can almost do the same. It’s just not that big of a deal anymore. Such speed has become common — and so unremarkable. If you want remarkable, there’s the Benz G63. It also gets to 60 in […]

Teen Drivers are like Veal Calves

Teen Drivers are like Veal Calves

You have probably read about the younger crowd who are 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 in the 18-30 bracket don’t even have a driver’s license. Which is also true. […]

2019 Ford Ranger Review

2019 Ford Ranger Review

The name’s the same — but a lot has changed since Ford last sold a Ranger pick-up in the United States. For openers, the new Ranger is mid-sized; the old Ranger (last sold in the U.S. in 2011) was a much smaller truck. A compact-sized truck. Power — and capability have been increased, too. The […]

Doomed: Pontiac G8 (2008-2009)

Doomed: Pontiac G8 (2008-2009)

The following post is an excerpt from Eric’s forthcoming (eventually) book, called Doomed. 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 before […]