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Eric's Autos / Automotive

Eric's Autos: Reviewing the 2014 Cadillac XTS

Remember when Cadillac's thing was big - and big-engined - land yachts? Here's a measure of how much has changed since then: Cadillac's current "big car" - the XTS - is almost three feet shorter overall than a '76 Fleetwood. And the Fleetwood ...

Eric's Autos: New Things in New Cars

By Eric Peters You've heard of Moore's Law? Applied to computers, it states that processing power doubles - roughly - every two years. A similar law - not yet named - arguably applies to new cars. Well, to the technology being fitted to new ...

Eric's Autos: Reviewing the 2014 Toyota Tundra

One area where the Japanese have not been able to eat the proverbial lunch of Detroit's Big Three has been full-size pick-ups. To date, none of the Japanese 1500s have been more than peripheral players. Why? Probably at least in part because when...

Eric's Autos: The Window's Closing

2014 is the year we turned a historically significant corner. The self-driving car is officially in the works now; it is no longer speculative fiction. In a very real way, self-driving cars are already here. Several current model year vehicles ...

Eric's Autos: Going Old

I've begun noticing more older cars on the road. And they are not headed to an antique car show, either. Almost every day, on my way into town, I pass a guy driving a mid-70's era Pontiac Sunbird. I see him every day. Then there's the other guy ...