Eric's Autos / Automotive

Eric's Autos: Updating the 1983 Honda GL650

Regulars here will have already read my series of articles (here and here) about battling the ethanol demon - and casting him out of the fuel tank (and carburetors) of my '76 Kawasaki Kz900. Well, I'm now in the process of doing the same to my '...

Eric's Autos: Direct Injection Debacle

You may have noticed that new cars with gas engines "diesel." They clatter and rattle a little at idle. It's especially noticeable if you raise the hood (and remove the big plastic sound-deadening cover almost all new car engines are covered with)...

Eric's Autos: Is Tesla D's Such a Great Car?

My teeth hurt. Over the past week, I've been assaulted by one "news" story after the next about thelatest fruit of government motors. Not GM. Tesla. The Model D. It is very slick! And very quick! It has all-wheel-drive! Not one but two electric ...

Eric's Autos: Cadillac and the Disappearing V-8

Mourn with me. Cadillac - Cadillac! - no longer sells a single car powered by a V-8 engine. Or such will be the case in about two months, when 2014 fades to 2015. Come Jan. 1, all new Cadillac cars will be powered by fours or sixes. Some will be ...

Eric's Autos: 2014 "Picks of the Litter"

Going for a test drive is smart policy. The problem for most people is that test-driving all the available cars is not unlike visiting every Starbucks in the country. It's not easy - and it would take a lot of time. I, on the other hand, test ...