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Eric's Autos / Automotive

Eric's Autos: Not Another Minivan

I'm a guy, so what do I know about what women are looking for - what they need and want - in a car? Well, I have a wife who tells me what she thinks about the new cars I test drive each week. And a sister and sisters-in-law - and a mom and a ...

Eric's Autos: Reviewing the 2014 Lexus ES350

Who says badge engineering can't work? GM (and Ford, too) got heckled for years . . . for doing it wrong. For taking, say, a Chevy Cavalier, adding some chrome here, a wreath and crest there - and calling the unholy result a Cadillac Cimarron. ...

Eric's Autos: Tax By MIle Goose Steps Forward

I hate to say I told you so but, yeah, I told you so. The fuel-efficient (and planet friendly) hybrid/electric vehicles the government has been aggressively encouraging people to buy via generous (with other people's money) manufacturer and retail...

Eric's Autos: Whose Risk Should Rule?

Some people think anyone who sky dives (or rides motorcycles) must be crazy; those who do sky dive or ride motorcycles, on the other hand, think the potential risk involved is small compared with the enjoyment they get from doing those things. ...

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: Winter Driving in a Modern Car

Times have, as the saying goes, changed. If you learned how to drive before - roughly - the mid-1980s, you probably learned how to drive in a car without anti-lock brakes or traction/stability control. The skills acquired (hopefully!) such as ...