838 Blog Posts From the Eric Peters Tag


Bring Back a Real Car Truck!

Bring Back a Real Car Truck!

VW’s new truck — if they build it, which hopefully they will — won’t be the first one. For a couple of years back in the early ’80s, you could buy a pick-up version of the Rabbit. It was even available with a diesel engine. Of course, neither of these vehicles are pick-ups, even though […]

2018 Ford Expedition Review

2018 Ford Expedition Review

Sometimes, splitting the difference hits the sweet spot. The Ford Expedition is bigger — and roomier — than a Chevy Tahoe. But it’s not as huge as a Suburban. It’s also unusual in two other ways. First, it’s wrapped in aluminum. All the other SUVs it wrestles with — the Tahoe/Suburban, Toyota Sequoia and Nissan […]

What’s Missing – and Why!

What’s Missing – and Why!

New cars have many features old cars never had — LCD touchscreens and Wi-Fi, for instance. But new cars are missing some things, too. Maybe you remember — and wonder why? Bumpers that could take a bump – Until about the early-mid 1990s, most cars still had external bumpers designed to be . . . […]

The Electric Cars That Might Have Been

The Electric Cars That Might Have Been

Mandates and subsidies have not only distorted the market for electric cars, they’ve distorted the design of electric cars. Instead of being designed to emphasize their natural strengths vs. IC-engined cars — which we’ll get into shortly — they’ve been offered up as cost-no-object economic and functional absurdities whose limitations and failings everyone is supposed […]

2018 Dodge Ram 1500 Diesel Review

2018 Dodge Ram 1500 Diesel Review

Two things used to be almost givens in trucks — or at least, available: Manual transmissions. And diesel engines. Usually, they were available together. Today, it’s impossible to find a new full-sized truck with a manual transmission. Regardless of engine — and brand — they are all automatic-only. But there is one half-ton truck which […]