876 Blog Posts From the Eric Peters Tag


Funny Noises

Funny Noises

If your car’s engine starts making a “funny noise,” should you be worried? It depends on the noise. Some noises are harbingers of real trouble. Others are usually nothing to worry about. But how do you tell the former from the latter? Let’s take a look at some examples of both kinds of noises: Ticking […]

2018 Hyundai Elantra Review

2018 Hyundai Elantra Review

Something worth knowing about today’s “compact” sedans is that some of them have more room inside than some mid-sized sedans do. Another thing worth knowing is that some of these “entry level” compact sedans offer more in the way of choices — particularly under the hood — than more expensive cars. And most of the […]

A Lever Long Enough

A Lever Long Enough

You might be surprised to discover how few horsepower it takes to keep your car — or even a big SUV — going. Well, once it’s already going. Last week, Dodge sent me a Durango SRT392 to test drive (the review of this beast is here). It has an interesting feature, a display that lets […]

2018 VW Tiguan Review

2018 VW Tiguan Review

The hardest cars to write about — and to buy — are crossover SUVs. Which to pick? What to say? So many . . . so alike. It’s like shopping for refrigerators. VW’s Tiguan is an exception to this rule. Smaller than the others in its class — up to now — but with more […]

Carrot and Stick

Carrot and Stick

Reinhard Heydrich, who was the Reichsprotektor of Bohemia and Moravia — formerly Czechoslovakia, until the Nazis decided it wasn’t anymore — was probably the smartest Nazi. He knew how to wheedle his victims into cooperating in their own victimhood. “His Czechs” — as he styled them — would be rewarded with extra rations and less […]