Eric's Autos / Automotive

Eric's Autos: Reviewing the 2014 VW Tiguan

The name's awful. Let's get that out of the way first. It's hard to pronounce - it's hard to spell. A neologistic concatenation of "Tiger" and "Iguana." Yes, seriously. It's nearly as poor a choice for a car's name as Touareg. But don't hold that ...

Eric's Autos: Does "Speed" Really "Kill"?

Yesterday I took one of my motorcycles out and rode it three times faster than the posted speed limit. According to the conventional wisdom I shouldn't be sitting here at my keyboard typing this. I should be dead - since "speed kills." Yet, I ...

Eric's Autos: The Electric Crack Pipe

I never "took" drugs - but I increasingly feel as though I'm the only one who'snot on the pipe. In the June issue of Cycle World, there's a friendly article about the Zero SR electric motorcycle. Reading it made my teeth hurt. The SR is a two-...

Eric's Autos: Reviewing the 2014 Audi A8

Two things about the Audi A8. First, it's a relative bargain. $75,100 to start - and that's with Quattro all-wheel-drive. To put that in some perspective, Mercedes wants $92,900 for the least expensive Mercedes S-Class . . . without AWD. Now, the ...