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Test Drive: 2015 Toyota Camry

Written by Eric Peters on Friday, 23 January 2015. Posted in Automotive, Business

The old Camry was a good car, and not in need of fixing. Good thing, then, that Toyota has only made a good car even better for 2015.

Test Drive: 2015 Toyota Camry

Don’t worry – they didn’t mess it up.

Keeping It On The Road

Written by Eric Peters on Wednesday, 21 January 2015. Posted in Automotive, Business

A little bit of WD-40 can go a long way ... toward keeping your car on the road.

Keeping It On The Road

Most of us would like our vehicles to last a long time – and cost us as little money as possible during that time. Here are a few tips toward that end:

(R)oiling the World Markets

Written by Robert Jackson Smith on Friday, 16 January 2015. Posted in Economy, Business

The plunging price of oil has an upside and a downside. Through it all, the only thing we can count on for certain is further manipulation of the market by the government.

(R)oiling the World Markets

The world depends on oil for many things, making it one of the most important commodities around. So, let’s consider some of the effects of a 40 percent drop in oil prices during the last six months:

Test Drive: 2015 VW Golf

Written by Eric Peters on Thursday, 15 January 2015. Posted in Automotive, Business

VW's Golf has always been popular and with good reason. Its improvements for 2015 should keep that popularity going.

Test Drive: 2015 VW Golf

The Beetle is cute and lately, butch – but the VW that consistently sells best (and which has done so, for a long time) is the Golf …  which was once the Rabbit … which was the car that succeeded the original (air-cooled/rear-engined) Beetle, back in the late ’70s… by which time it could no longer comply with Uncle’s ever-more-demanding laundry list of “safety” and “emissions” requirements.

Test Drive: 2015 Lexus IS350

Written by Eric Peters on Monday, 12 January 2015. Posted in Automotive, Business

In a world of four-poppers with turbos, Lexus stands out with its available big sixes.

Test Drive: 2015 Lexus IS350

It’s said that good things come in small packages – but sometimes, they’re maybe a bit too small.

Time to Sell, Trade … or Junk It?

Written by Eric Peters on Thursday, 08 January 2015. Posted in Automotive, Business

You might love your car or truck, but if it is approaching 15 years old, it may be reaching the end of its useful life, even if it still seems to run as it should.

Time to Sell, Trade … or Junk It?

Kids leave the house at 18, Christmas is always December 25th… but when is it time to sell, trade – or junk – your car? It’s a hard question, especially if you like the car. Even more so if it’s been reliable … up to now.

Test Drive: 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500

Written by Eric Peters on Tuesday, 06 January 2015. Posted in Automotive, Business

It’s a measure of how good we have it – if “we” means those who crave power – that you can buy a full-size pick-up that’s quicker than most classic-era muscle cars but which use LESS gas.

Test Drive: 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500

The new Stingray Corvette is a helluva ride – but it only seats two and can’t tow a whole lot. How about the same engine in something that can (and also seats five)?

Last Minute Car-Guy Christmas Gifts

Written by Eric Peters on Tuesday, 23 December 2014. Posted in Automotive, Business

These last minute items will make any car guy happy. Our fave on the list here at ADH: a subscription to EPautos.com.

Last Minute Car-Guy Christmas Gifts

Got a gearhead on your Christmas list – but you’re not a gearhead and so have no idea what to get? Here are some last-minute suggestions for items to put under the tree (or in the garage) this year:

Test Drive: 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost

Written by Eric Peters on Friday, 19 December 2014. Posted in Automotive, Business

Ford has a home run with the new Mustang. It looks great, it runs great, and with the Ecoboost engine, it's a ferocious muscle car that also gets great mileage.

Test Drive: 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost

A four cylinder muscle car, anyone?

Test Drive: 2015 Chrysler 200

Written by Eric Peters on Thursday, 04 December 2014. Posted in Automotive, Business

Chrysler now, finally, has a winner in the family car segment with the 200. The only question is if buyers will migrate from their love of the Toyota Camry to an American-brand.

Test Drive: 2015 Chrysler 200

The American family car came this close to extinction.

Making The Best Of "Climate Change"

Written by Eric Peters on Thursday, 20 November 2014. Posted in Automotive, Business, Opinion, Eric Peters

With global warming missing in action, the premature onset of cold, winter weather means drivers need to think about how best to prepare their cars for the slushy, icy white stuff.

Making The Best Of

The globe refuses to warm. What happened, Al?

Still Waiting for Signs of Intelligence

Written by Robert Jackson Smith on Sunday, 03 August 2014. Posted in Economy, Business

What has this world come to when you have to negotiate with governments over how much of your own money you can keep? When you only get to keep what the government says you can keep…there are no rights anymore.

Still Waiting for Signs of Intelligence

I just read in The Wall Street Journal, “The boom in ‘inversion’ deals, in which a U.S. firm buys a foreign company and moves overseas, has raised the ire of President Barack Obama, who has said the practice is ‘wrong.’”

Test Drive: 2014 Hyundai Equus

Written by Eric Peters on Sunday, 03 August 2014. Posted in Automotive, Business

Handling and ride-wise, the Equus is a very different car than its German rivals. It is like being in a first-class suite on Titanic. A massive object moving at a good clip, unperturbed by the “water.”

Test Drive: 2014 Hyundai Equus

Ever buy a generic drug?

Most of us have – because we know it’s the same drug as the name-brand drug. Just costs a lot less. If it works the same, who cares about the label?

Another One Bites The Dust

Written by Eric Peters on Friday, 01 August 2014. Posted in Automotive, Business

The Pontiac hobby is an older guy’s hobby – which is to say, a dying hobby. When the Boomers – and then Generation X (that’s me) do the inevitable fade-away, so will the mass-market interest in the cars of our generation.

Another One Bites The Dust

Some unhappy news came in the mail yesterday. A notice that my favorite car magazine – High Performance Pontiac – will be ceasing publication after the October issue.

Test Drive: 2014 Scion tC

Written by Eric Peters on Tuesday, 29 July 2014. Posted in Automotive, Business

Few cars in this price range – which is just barely out of the economy car price range – are as fun to play with.

Test Drive: 2014 Scion tC

By the early ’70s, it was getting tough for anyone under 30 to partake of known muscle cars like the Pontiac GTO and Chevy Chevelle SS...not so much because they were expensive to buy, but because the insurance Mafia was making it increasingly impossible for the younger set to afford driving one as a result of extortionate premiums.

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