742 Blog Posts From the Eric Peters Tag


2017 Mercedes Metris Review

2017 Mercedes Metris Review

The NMA Foundation presents Eric Peter’s Car Review, a weekly Saturday feature on the NMA blog.  *  *  * When you hear “minivan,” probably the first thing that pops to mind is not Mercedes. But in Europe, Benzes are dominant in the commercial/work fleet — everything from taxis to buses to other types of haulers. Like […]

The 2 Percenters

The 2 Percenters

Hell’s Angels refer to themselves as 1 percenters. Soon, those of us who prefer to drive ourselves — as opposed to the car driving itself — will be 2 percenters. That’s right out of the mouth of Mazda’s North American CEO, Masahiro Moro . . . kinda sorta. Mazda — which has about a 2 […]

Jaywalking and Other Escalation Inducers

Jaywalking and Other Escalation Inducers

A guy named Nandi Cain got badly beaten by a law enforcer over . . . jaywalking. Yes, I know. Cain invited the brutal take-down and beating. Not for jaywalking — but because he did not Submit to and Obey the law enforcer. That’s what apologists for the enforcer will say, anyhow. The enforcer was […]

2017 Cadillac ATS Review

2017 Cadillac ATS Review

The NMA Foundation presents Eric Peter’s Car Review, a weekly Saturday feature on the NMA blog.  *  *  * It was the late ’90s and Cadillac was trying to shed the AARP Aura that had enveloped the brand like a sickly fog of Vicks Vapor Rub since at least the late 1970s. GM’s luxury line had […]

The Speedometer as Cod Piece

The Speedometer as Cod Piece

Almost every new car I test drive — even the humblest hybrid — has a speedometer that reads to at least 120 mph. 140 is common; 160 not unusual. Some cars have speedometers that read to 180 or even 200 MPH. And some of those are capable of pegging them. Few ever do. It would […]