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Eric's Autos: 2022 Infiniti QX80

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There is a boundary layer of iridium above which there are no dinosaur bones to be found -- because the dinosaurs were killed off by whatever laid down that worldwide layer of iridium separating the last era of the dinosaurs from all of the subsequent eras.

When people from a future era look back at ours, they may also notice a layer of iridium...Read more

Eric's Autos: 2022 Jaguar XF

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Jaguar -- the luxury brand known for its cars -- currently makes only two kinds of them. And only one of them is a sedan.

The rest are crossovers, which everyone else is known for making.

It makes one wonder why Jaguar decided to make them, too, as opposed to making more of what everyone else isn't making much anymore -- like the XF sedan.

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Eric's Autos: 2023 Mini Cooper

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Small, economical cars may soon be in vogue again -- for the same reasons they used to be in vogue: Money's tight, and things cost more.

Gas, especially.

Thus, buying a car that doesn't use, or cost, much has appeal, again.

A car like the Mini Cooper.

What It Is

The Mini Cooper is the smallest new car available in the U.S., as well as one ...Read more

Eric's Autos: 2022 Nissan Leaf

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The Nissan Leaf electric vehicle is now the least expensive EV available in the United States -- and the only EV that starts under $30,000. Everything else that's electrified has a base price well over $30,000.

As the Leaf did, too -- last year.

This year, it costs $4,200 less to start ($27,400) than last year's Leaf ($31,600).

Unfortunately,...Read more

Eric's Autos: 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness

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There are two versions of the Wilderness edition of two Subaru models -- the Forester and the Outback.

Each are similar in that they both come standard with additional features that make them more capable of operating in rough conditions, both on- and off-road, than the other versions of these models. These upgrades include a raised suspension ...Read more

Eric's Autos: 2022 Dodge Durango

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The last of the V8 Interceptors -- from the "Mad Max" movies -- was a car. The real thing may be something like the Dodge Durango SUV -- especially the SRT 392 variant, which is equipped with the biggest V8 you can still get in just about anything.

Plus, every Durango variant is now equipped with something else, too.

What It Is

The Durango is...Read more

Eric's Autos: 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L

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The Jeep Grand Cherokee has most of what lots of people want, as evidenced by the fact that the GC is Jeep's bestselling model. But it hasn't got one thing many people need -- that being a third row.

Enter the Grand Cherokee L, which does.

What It Is

The Grand Cherokee L is a longer version of the standard Grand Cherokee. It...Read more

Eric's Autos: 2022 Cadillac Escalade

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It's no accident that the bestselling Cadillac model right now is very much like the models that used to define what a Cadillac was -- back when Cadillac sold more luxury cars than any other luxury car brand.

It just happens to be an SUV.

What It Is

The Escalade is a full-size luxury SUV with three rows of seats. That gives it the same ...Read more

Eric's Autos: 2022 Mercedes E450

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Back in the '70s, every other car was a wagon. These were usually based on cars made more practical by turning them into wagons, which had much more room for cargo and, in some instances, passengers.

Then wagons became unfashionable and were replaced (at first) by minivans, which then also became unfashionable. These, in turn, were largely ...Read more

Eric's Autos: 2022 Nissan Titan

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The only new half-ton truck that still comes standard with a big V8 engine isn't an American truck. It's the Nissan Titan.

Who'd a thunk it?

Some new half-tons -- the new Toyota Tundra, for instance -- don't even offer V8s anymore.

On the other hand, if you want a regular cab -- or an 8-foot bed -- the Titan doesn't offer either. And its base...Read more

Eric's Autos: 2022 Ford Bronco

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Going off-road is easy -- if you have the right equipment. Not so easy is also being easygoing on the road.

Despite its rugged looks, the revived Ford Bronco is exactly that. Plus, more than just about anything else.

What It Is

The Bronco is a two- or four-door midsized SUV and unlike any other new SUV -- with the sole exception of the Jeep ...Read more

Eric's Autos: 2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness

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In the limbo, it's how low can you go.

In the Subaru Forester Wilderness, it's how high can you go.

This new iteration of Subaru's popular crossover wagon has as much clearance as some 4WD SUVs and trucks -- which is why it can go some of the same places they can.

What It Is

The Forester a compact-sized crossover -- of which there ...Read more

Eric's Autos; 2022 Jaguar F-Pace

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The thing about Jags is the most iconic ones have never been practical cars. Thank God.

They have always been beautiful cars.

The chromed leaper on the hood, for instance, is more beautiful all by itself than the entirety of most other cars.

The trick is making practical beautiful.

Enter the F-Pace.

What It Is

The F-Pace looks ...Read more



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