854 Blog Posts From the Eric Peters Tag


Ubering is a Bad Idea

Ubering is a Bad Idea

How does anyone make money using their car as a taxi? Well, we’re not supposed to use that word, for openers. It’s ride-sharing. That’s just a dodge, of course. And there’s nothing wrong with dodging laws outlawing the free exchange of goods of services between consenting adults. If I have a car and am willing […]

2018 Ford F-150 Review

2018 Ford F-150 Review

When you get down to it, big power and big capability are the things most esteemed by most people who buy a big truck. Does it matter whether that power and capability arise from a big V8 — or a small V6 that makes bigger horsepower and delivers more capability? Ford’s bet is that buyers […]

The Jeep We Can Buy – But Not Drive

The Jeep We Can Buy – But Not Drive

I’ve written before about low-cost, simple vehicles the car companies aren’t allowed to sell here because they don’t conform to the various edicts issued by the federal government regarding emissions (defensible, within reason) and safety (indefensible, period — as the government has no legitimate basis dictating such a thing to supposedly “free” adults). Well, here’s […]

2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Review

2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Review

It’s not hard to understand why sedans aren’t selling. They are too small. Even a full-sized sedan hasn’t got much trunk. And what trunk it’s got is isolated from the rest of the car. Sometimes, there’s a pass-through, but it’s usually a small rectangular hole through which maybe you can poke one long and thin […]

A Lump under the Rug…

A Lump under the Rug…

In April, GM announced it would no longer report monthly sales figures. Instead, it would hold on to those numbers internally and only reveal them publicly at the end of each quarter. A GM spokesman says that “thirty days is not enough time to separate real sales trends from short-term fluctuations in the market.” Possibly. […]