776 Blog Posts From the Eric Peters Tag


China as the New Motor City

China as the New Motor City

GM’s Buick division is doing extremely well . . . in China. The Chinese own Volvo. And may soon own Jeep — one of the few still-viable pieces of what used to be Chrysler. For now, it’s FiatChrysler. Emphasis on for now. Fiat invested in what was just Chrysler, hoping to use the once-Big-Three company […]

2017 Subaru Impreza Review

2017 Subaru Impreza Review

The NMA Foundation presents Eric Peter’s Car Review, a weekly Saturday feature on the NMA blog.  *  *  * Subaru has at least four things going for it. With the exception of just one model — the BRZ sport coupe, which is a quasi-Subaru, a step-Subaru that’s really half-Toyota — every car they sell comes standard […]

Little Brothers

Little Brothers

Every new car is infested with Little Brothers — in the form of code and programming that “corrects” outright or thwarts whatever it is you wanted to do. It goes way beyond the Seat Belt Nanny. Have you tried backing up a new car with the driver’s door cracked open? Several won’t allow it — […]

The Gas Burning Diesel

The Gas Burning Diesel

Diesels are at the top of the Dead Pool — on account of their particularly diesel exhaust byproducts, specifically particulates (aka, soot) and oxides of nitrogen (aka NOx). But diesels are much more fuel-efficient than gas-burning engines because they are compression ignition engines. Well, compression and heat. Instead of a spark to set off the […]

2018 Jaguar F-Pace Diesel Review

2018 Jaguar F-Pace Diesel Review

The NMA Foundation presents Eric Peter’s Car Review, a weekly Saturday feature on the NMA blog.  *  *  * The snow leopard is a big cat, too. Like the jaguar — except it is built to deal with snow. So also the F-Pace, which is the snow leopard of Jaguars. It has more than twice the […]