935 Blog Posts From the Eric Peters Tag


All the Safe New Cars

All the Safe New Cars

If cars are so much safer than they used to be — courtesy of the beneficence of the federal government — how come fatalities are increasing rather than decreasing? It’s another one of those awkward questions (like the ones about rivers of molten steel in the basement ruins of the Trade Center Towers) that no […]

2019 VW Atlas Review

2019 VW Atlas Review

VW — which built its business selling small cars — is building big ones to grow its business. Models like the new Atlas — which is the equivalent in size, weight and seating capacity of at least two old-school Beetles. Plus, it has a working heater! What It Is The Atlas is a full-size, three-row […]

The Last Buick?

The Last Buick?

It hasn’t been announced yet, but Buick won’t be around much longer. It’s already mostly gone. GM just announced the cashiering of the Cascada convertible — after less than three years on the market. This follows on the heels of the cancellation of the LaCrosse sedan, which leaves the Regal as the last Buick standing. […]

Adjusting our Clock and our Perception of Cars

Adjusting our Clock and our Perception of Cars

It’s that time of year — when we’re forced to reset our clocks again — spring forward! There’s something else that needs re-setting, too. Our frames of reference for cars. There is no longer much amenity difference between “luxury” cars and other cars . . . There is more price difference than there has ever […]

2019 Nissan Kicks Review

2019 Nissan Kicks Review

Crossover SUVs have become as popular as fireworks on the Fourth of July — which is why the cost of crossovers continues to increase. But there is an antidote to the high cost of being popular. It’s the Nissan Kicks. If you’re willing to forgo just one thing. WHAT IT IS The Kicks is Nissan’s […]