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Cars We Might Be Able To Buy

Written by Eric Peters on Wednesday, 25 March 2015. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

You might want to buy a light-weight, fuel efficient car. Too bad you can't, because the government won't let you.

Cars We Might Be Able To Buy

There is no such thing as a free market. Not in the United States, at any rate. You are free to buy what they (the people who comprise the apparat of government) allow you to buy.

Live Agent Connectivity

Written by Eric Peters on Wednesday, 25 March 2015. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

Under the guise of safety, modern fascism has delivered Big Brother tyranny to us, even in our cars, those once-fabled devices that in a earlier age symbolized for generations of Americans the freedom of movement on the open road.

Live Agent Connectivity

Things necessarily begin somewhere.

If They Want Your Money . . .

Written by Eric Peters on Thursday, 19 March 2015. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

In the land of the formerly free, a sign of our present subjugation is the fact that the State and its agents can seize your money, your car, and your other assets on the flimsiest of excuses, without regard to any rule of law.

If They Want Your Money . . .

There is always a catch.

Tax Per Mile Cometh!

Written by Eric Peters on Thursday, 12 March 2015. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

The freedom to travel as one sees fit is fundamental to human dignity and freedom. With Real ID and tax by mile plans cutting their teeth at both state and federal levels, that freedom is about to be erased for good.

Tax Per Mile Cometh!

Oregon – home of things uber trendy – has become the first state to begin dunning motorists by the mile rather than by the gallon.

Back Door For “Real” ID

Written by Eric Peters on Monday, 09 March 2015. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

Real ID is a national ID scheme. It is used to track and monitor every person. You will not be free to travel without it. In other words, you will not be free at all.

Back Door For “Real” ID

You may have thought – hoped – you could dodge the creepy “real” ID driver’s license the feds have been pushing since the terrorists who hate us for our freedoms gave the feds the excuse they needed to take away our freedoms. Including, for instance the freedom to travel.

Why Are Today’s Diesels Only So-So Economical . . . and So Expensive?

Written by Eric Peters on Sunday, 08 March 2015. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

If you wonder why it is so hard, almost impossible, to buy a diesel powered car in America, the answer is looking back at you in the form of Uncle Sam's increasingly malevolent stare.

Why Are Today’s Diesels Only So-So Economical . . . and So Expensive?

There’s something weird and cruel about the fact that diesel engines are – for the most part – for the  affluent-only. You’d think it’d be the reverse.

Equal Time For Tesla?

Written by Eric Peters on Monday, 02 March 2015. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

The FCC, in its new attempt to regulate the Internet, is trying to force sites like American Daily Herald and EPAutos offline. As Eric Peters observes, this is a sign that we are winning the debate.

Equal Time For Tesla?

Will I, as an online car colonoscopist, be forced by the FCC to give “equal time” to people outraged by my doubleplusungood articles about Tesla and electric cars generally? Will men in black visit me if I “deny” what they call “climate change” (such a convenient term given that climate changes constantly in whatever direction, so anyone who touts warming or cooling or both is always right) and refuse to publish a rebuttal?

Blame Nixon

Written by Eric Peters on Monday, 02 March 2015. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

It is well-known that the American car industry suffered in the 1970s. Blame is usually given to the Japanese who, in theory, out-competed domestics. The truth is that it was the Nixon administration that really destroyed dominance of Detroit's Big Three.

Blame Nixon

The American automobile industry has loved Uncle a long time now. But it was not always so – at least, not to extent we’ve come to accept as normal. There was a time – some of you will remember it – when the car companies would actually resist government intrusions into their business, even to the extent of end-running some of its edicts. A story (true) comes to mind that will give you an idea how far we’ve come since then. 

The Fumes of the Founding

Written by Eric Peters on Friday, 27 February 2015. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

In America, the last sweet scent of freedom is evaporating and the noxious vapor of creeping collectivism is swirling around our ankles.

The Fumes of the Founding

Most people are not liberty-inclined.

Machine Gunning a Tesla

Written by Eric Peters on Tuesday, 24 February 2015. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

Elon Musk's Tesla Motors is an epic con, enabled and abetted by the Left's anthropogenic climate change scam.

Machine Gunning a Tesla

There is an episode of the TV show Top Gear involving a Prius hybrid and automatic weapons. God, I wish I could afford to do the same to a Tesla.

How Much Power Do You Need?

Written by Eric Peters on Thursday, 19 February 2015. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

Today's cars are more capable and powerful than ever. Naturally, government won't let you use that capability.

How Much Power Do You Need?

Not much, it turns out.

60 horsepower – about what a circa 1984 Aries K car’s engine produced – is sufficient for A to B getting there and back. More is certainly nice – and definitely fun – but hardly necessary.

"No Idle" Zones… and Auto Stop/Start

Written by Eric Peters on Tuesday, 17 February 2015. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

Anti-human "progressive" do-gooders have our cars in their sights. Here's the next front in their fascist campaign against the automobile.

Have you heard about “no idling” zones? Places where it is verboten (and punishable) to leave your car’s engine running?

New Car Features To Think Twice About

Written by Eric Peters on Friday, 13 February 2015. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

The gee-whiz electro-doodads on most new cars seem like a good idea. They won't seem like a good idea at all when they start to wear out.

New Car Features To Think Twice About

It’s the “bells and whistles” that get the headlines – and grab your attention. But they might also grab your wallet once the warranty runs out. A classic example from long ago is the aluminum block four-cylinder engine GM trotted out back in the mid-1970s. It was a revolutionary design based on a high-silicon alloy that eliminated the need for pressed-in cylinder liners. It was also very lightweight, which promised to improve both the fuel economy and the handling of the car it was built for – the Chevy Vega. Stop me if you know where this is going…

Waze

Written by Eric Peters on Saturday, 07 February 2015. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

If there’s anything good about the age in which we live, it is that this technology – which they hoped could be deployed unilaterally (against us) works the other way, too.

Waze

One of the clearest indications you live in a police state – or one well on its way to becoming one – is “rules for us” (you and me) and “rules for them” (government officials and enforcers). This manifests in numerous ugly ways, the latest being the controversy over an app called Waze.

Self-Driving Acura

Written by Eric Peters on Tuesday, 03 February 2015. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

Self-driving cars are the apex of the idiot proofing of America. The result of this movement will not be a safer nation, but one that will be suitable only for idiots and not for the free and independent Americans of yesterday.

Self-Driving Acura

You’ve heard about the “self-driving” car? Here’s a preview:

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