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Eric's Autos / Automotive

Eric's Autos: Reviewing the 2014 Buick LaCrosse

Buick survived the Great Culling. No more Pontiac, no more Saturn - definitely no more Hummer. But Buick soldiers on. No, Buick thrives. It's one of the best-selling brands in ... well, China. But the brand is doing ok here, too. It ought to. ...

Eric's Autos: The Corn Lobby Loses One, Maybe

Every once in awhile, some good news. Maybe. The Environmental Protection Agency - usually strident, ideological and unreasonable - has suggested doing something reasonable: It has proposed reducing the total amount (and the percentage) of ...

Eric's Autos: I miss steering wheels

I miss the different steering wheels cars used to have. Don't you? You used to be able to choose from among several different steering wheel designs - as a way to custom-tailor your car to your preferences. The way it usually worked was the base ...

Eric's Autos: Reviewing the 2014 Dodge Durango

It is getting hard to find a real SUV - especially one that's not too damn big. In the mid-sized segment, there are oodles of FWD car-based crossovers. But how about one that's based on a RWD, truck-style layout? With a standard V-6 (and optional ...

Eric's Autos: Waterloo for the Radar Detector?

I love my V1 radar detector. It has without doubt saved me thousands that would otherwise been mulcted out of my hide by radar-trapping cops - and it has made driving fun again. But it's got an issue you probably ought to be aware of. I suspect ...

Eric's Autos: The Bad News About Good Hybrids

I'm more than a little bit concerned the latest generation of plug-in hybrids (and all-electric cars) might actually work out. Because if they do, you can bet your bippie the government won't let them get away with it. Paranoid? Internet commerce...