718 Blog Posts From the Eric Peters Tag


The Compliance Car

The Compliance Car

There’s a new model out you may not have heard about — the compliance car. It’s a car that, for one reason or another, almost no one is willing to buy — and so must be given away at a loss. Well, that part isn’t new. From the Edsel to the Pacer to the Aztek, […]

2017 Toyota Tacoma Review

2017 Toyota Tacoma Review

The NMA Foundation presents Eric Peter’s Car Review, a weekly Saturday feature on the NMA blog.  *  *  * If you miss reasonable-sized trucks — what 1500 series trucks used to be before Codpiece Fever overtook the country — you might want to have a look at a “mid-sized” truck like the 2017 Tacoma. Would you […]

Old Muscle Cars Ruled… When New Cars Sucked

Old Muscle Cars Ruled… When New Cars Sucked

Muscle cars — the original-era muscle cars from the ’60s and ’70s — don’t seem to be as popular now as they were when I was in high school and college back in the ’80s. Millennials don’t seem particularly interested. You mostly see 40-something/50-something Gen Xers like me (and Keanu Reeves in John Wick) driving […]

2017 BMW X1 Review

2017 BMW X1 Review

The NMA Foundation presents Eric Peter’s Car Review, a weekly Saturday feature on the NMA blog.  *  *  * Size no longer matters. Well, size can be deceiving. Sometimes, a smaller-on-the-outside vehicle has more room inside than a larger-on-the-outside vehicle. The BMW X1, for instance. It is BMW’s smallest crossover SUV but it has about the […]

2018 Chevy Cruze Diesel… Read the Fine Print

2018 Chevy Cruze Diesel… Read the Fine Print

We’re told the 2018 Chevy Cruze diesel will be capable of 52 MPG on the highway. But read the fine print. And then the bold print. Yes, the car will be capable of 52 MPG on the highway . . . if you order it with the six-speed manual transmission. With the automatic, the number […]