791 Blog Posts From the Eric Peters Tag


“Experience the Brand”

“Experience the Brand”

New York City is probably the least car-friendly place in the United States. Its streets are perpetually gridlocked and garage fees cost more than rent in other parts of the country. Most people who live in the city don’t even own cars and regard them as an occasional necessary nuisance. Mostly, they hail a cab. […]

2017 Fiat 500 Review

2017 Fiat 500 Review

The NMA Foundation presents Eric Peter’s Car Review, a weekly Saturday feature on the NMA blog.  *  *  * The market for really small cars like the Fiat 500 has never been really big in this country — land of (usually) inexpensive gas and super-sized SUVs. And BMW’s Mini got there first. No one else offered […]

Where’s Ralph?

Where’s Ralph?

Ralph Nader made his name “exposing” the design defects (as he styled them) of the Chevy Corvair. Leaving aside the fact that what he styled a “defect” was really more a difference — the Corvair was rear-engined and nose-light and so handled differently than the overwhelmingly front-engined and rear-end-light American cars that drivers of the […]

2017 Kia Sportage Review

2017 Kia Sportage Review

The NMA Foundation presents Eric Peter’s Car Review, a weekly Saturday feature on the NMA blog.  *  *  * It is no easy task to find something worth telling you about crossover A vs. crossover B. Usually, it’s like trying to put together 2,000 words describing the difference between a green M&M and a red M&M. […]

Oil Change Pratfalls

Oil Change Pratfalls

Changing a car’s oil is pretty simple — so it’s surprising it gets done wrong so often. Sometimes, by “professionals” . . . who actually aren’t. See that part above about “simple.” Many places that do oil changes (such as tire shops and quick-lube joints) do not pay trained mechanics to do them. Because trained […]