829 Blog Posts From the Eric Peters Tag


The Drug Whisperers

The Drug Whisperers

You may have heard about people getting speeding tickets not based on the reading of a radar gun or other instrument subject to empirical verification but solely on the basis of an armed government worker’s “training,” his estimation — that is, his or her opinion — about how fast the alleged offender was traveling. In […]

2018 Lexus NX300 Review

2018 Lexus NX300 Review

No one knows who invented the shoe — but not surprisingly, it caught on. The crossover is another such idea — and we know whose that was. Back in ’98, Lexus took a car — the ES300 sedan — gave it a lift kit, all-wheel-drive and — hey, presto! — The RX300. Obvious now. Radical […]

Techno-Economic Leveling

Techno-Economic Leveling

Cars, it’s rightly said, are becoming like cell phones — but in a way that’s different than the purely techno-gadget way most people mean when they say this. A techno-economic leveling is under way, the same as has happened with our phones. The $60 smartphone you can pick up at Walmart may not have quite […]

2018 Infiniti Q50 Review

2018 Infiniti Q50 Review

Infiniti’s cars are not named well. The Q50 sedan, for instance. Neither the letter nor the number seems to stand for anything identifiable about the car. Besides which, it just sounds bland and boring. The good news is, the car’s not. This great car deserves a better name. You can get it with a 400 […]

Mazda’s Solution That Could Work…

Mazda’s Solution That Could Work…

If you were counting calories, would you exclude the deep-fried shell of the taco you’re planning to eat? Probably not — unless you weren’t really counting calories. What has this to do with cars? A lot, it turns out. In particular, electric cars — which are touted as being “zero emissions” cars. For the most […]