Eric's Autos / Automotive

Eric's Autos: Reviewing the 2015 VW Golf 1.8 TSI

The Beetle is cute and lately, butch - but the VW that consistently sells best (and which has done so, for a long time) is the Golf ... which was once the Rabbit ... which was the car that succeeded the original (air-cooled/rear-engined) Beetle, ...

Eric's Autos: Keeping it on the Road

Most of us would like our vehicles to last a long time - and cost us as little money as possible during that time. Here are a few tips toward that end: * If your vehicle has a manual transmission, the first time you start the car in the morning ...

Eric's Autos: Roaches Don't Like The Light

What possible legitimate objection could any cop have to being video/audio recorded while performing his "duties"? As the saying goes, if you've got nothing to hide. But of course, there is much to hide - such as the recent choke-holding death ...

Eric's Autos: Reviewing the 2015 Scion FR-S

Muscle cars and pony cars and exotic high-performance cars abound. But there aren't many true sports cars around. Not for less than $25k to start, at least. Arguably, the Mazda Miata has been the only one. It has certainly been the most successful...

Eric's Autos: Insurance Savings Accounts?

Let's accept - for a moment - the core argument that's typically trotted out in support of forcing people to buy car insurance: You might hurt someone or cause damage to someone else's property; if you don't have insurance, these costs will be ...

Eric's Autos: Riding Old

Old bikes have style - and character. Any machine that's still operable after say 40 years will have become something special, a piece of living history that conjures sensations and sounds from decades long gone. Turn the fuel tap to on, kick the...