Eric's Autos / Automotive

Eric's Autos: Reviewing the 2014 Porsche Cayman

The perfect car exists. Well, the perfect sports car: The Porsche Cayman. Yes, the 911 is quicker - and faster. But mere acceleration is not what a sports car is all about. The mid-engined Cayman is inherently better balanced than the rear-engined...

Eric's Autos: Inflation and Oil Changes

They tell us inflation - the benign-sounding word used to euphemize the deliberate devaluation of our money by simply creating new money (pieces of paper) out of thin air and flooding the economy with it - is "only" running about 2 percent of so ...

Eric's Autos: Giving You a Break

I've had people criticize my criticism of "speeding" tickets. They say I'm encouraging or at least defending wrongful, dangerous activity. But I'd like to ask them a question. If "speeding" is indeed such a thing - not just illegal, but genuinely ...

Eric's Autos: Reviewing the 2014 Chrysler 300

2014 is the final year for the "Luca Brasi" version of the Chrysler 300 sedan. Next year - this fall, actually - Chrysler will debut a redesigned 300 that will be (if spy photos are accurate) curvy and slinky rather than barrel chested and beefy....

Eric's Autos: A Momentary Feel of Freedom

I rode my bike without wearing a helmet the other day - just to remind myself of what it felt like to live in a semi-free country. It felt damned good. Helmets are to motorcycling what clumsy prophylactics are to sex. They interfere with the ...

Eric's Autos: Esurance is Watching You

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo just signed off on a "plan" (you knowthere's trouble brewing whenever a control freak politician announces he has a "plan") touted as a way to "discourage" teen drivers from texting while driving but which will ...