886 Blog Posts From the Eric Peters Tag


2018 Mercedes GLC350e Review

2018 Mercedes GLC350e Review

Maybe you like the idea of driving an electric car — but not the idea of worrying about how far you can drive before you run out of electricity. Or how long you’ll have to wait while it recharges — and you can resume driving. Behold the plug-in hybrid. The part-time electric car. It can […]

Their Zippers Bust, Their Buckles Break…

Their Zippers Bust, Their Buckles Break…

You’ve heard the story about teaching a pig to sing? It wastes your time and annoys the pig. So said Mark Twain, at any rate. But how do you deal with cars that are pigs? Which is all new cars. Even hybrid cars. The 2018 Kia Niro plug-in hybrid I just finished reviewing (here) averaged […]

2018 Lexus RX 350 L Review

2018 Lexus RX 350 L Review

What do you do when the game is tied and the clock is running down? You go long. Lexus has done literally that with a long version of its popular RX350 crossover SUV — which is the granddaddy of all crossover SUVs. When it came out back in ’97 as a new ’98 model no […]

Your “Safety” Doesn’t Matter

Your “Safety” Doesn’t Matter

A reader asked me about dealing with the known-to-be-dangerous — the defective — air bag in her vehicle. Since there are more than 40 million vehicles “affected,” her questions — and my answer — may be of general interest: Pris asks: There’s an airbag recall for my 2005 Corolla. A truck I bought in the […]

2018 Kia Niro Review

2018 Kia Niro Review

Plug-in hybrids are all about It Depends. Not the adult garment. The calculation: What you get vs. what you spent divided by how far you drive. What you get with a plug-in hybrid like the 2018 Kia Niro is the capability to charge the battery externally — without relying on the car’s internal gas-burning engine, […]