Eric's Autos / Automotive

Eric's Autos: Reviewing the 2014 BMW 328d

Downsizing is hitting diesels too. I wrote a week or so ago about the 2014 BMW 320i - a new, economy-minded (for a BMW) and smaller-engined/lower-powered version of the 3 sedan. This week, I'm writing about the 328d - "d" for diesel. BMW has ...

Eric's Autos: When New Cars Get Old

All cars become old cars, eventually. But the aging process is different for modern cars - by which is meant cars built since (roughly) the latter-half of the '80s, when computer controlled engine management and fuel injection came online. Like a...

Eric's Autos: The Test Ride - And How To Get One

One of the weird things about buying a new motorcycle is buying it before you've actually ridden it. This almost never happens with a car buy, because it's contrary to practice and what people expect. The test drive is almost obligatory. In fact,...

Eric's Autos: Untergang For GM?

Picture that scene in the bunker. The Fuhrer railing at his generals, spittle-spewing maledictions about their treachery and lies. Cue GM CEO Mary Barra - poor woman - inside the tube towers, ashen-faced subordinates sitting around the big table....

Eric's Autos: Bikes Like They Used To Make 'Em!

People get into bikes for many reasons, but probably two of the big ones are fun - and affordability. The fun is directly proportional to the affordability, too. A bike you can buy outright eases stress. Big payments for the next several years ...