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Eric's Autos / Automotive

Eric's Autos: The Failure of Satellite Radio

Satellite radio - that is, SirusXM satellite radio - was supposed to be revolutionary, an end-run around the heavily censored, mostly commercials dreck of "terrestrial" FM and AM radio. Well, they did ok on the first score. Satellite radio is ...

Eric's Autos: Taxonomy VI - The Last Word?

It may be the fluoridation of the water. Possibly the chem trails. Perhaps it is an assault at the micro-genetic level. Who can say? Whatever the source, Cloverism is propagating. There are more of them all the time, it seems. And an ever-...

Eric's Autos: Carmageddon

Maybe the biggest single negative about modern cars is this: When they reach a certain tipping point - it seems to be about 12-15 years after they left the factory - fixing them becomes either more trouble than it's worth, too expensive, or can't...

Eric's Autos: Time Bandits

"What's the big hurry?" - Clover's standard refrain. It is the peal of the left-lane hog, the cry of the slow-motion merger; the eructation of the guy who refuses to even think about making a right turn against red - even where it's legal. Even ...

Eric's Autos: Reviewing the 2014 Toyota Tacoma

Have you noticed? Mid-sized trucks are getting pretty scarce. Dodge dropped the Dakota. GM has put the kibosh - for the moment, at least - on the Chevy Colorado (and its GMC twin, the Canyon). Ford - like GM, like Chrysler (through its Ram spin-...