About Eric Peters

Eric Peters

Eric Peters

Eric Peters has been writing a column about cars since the ‘90s -- and working on them since he was a kid. He’s the author of “Automotive Atrocities: The Cars We Love to Hate” and “Road Hogs.”

He has written for the Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Times, Investor’s Business Daily, Celebrated Living and the American Airlines in-flight magazine, as well as online platforms. He is a regular guest on various radio programs around the country.

In addition to test-driving the latest cars, Eric writes about classic cars and motorcycles. He owns a bright-orange ’76 Pontiac Trans Am that has outlasted his marriage, and a number of weird old bikes, including a ’75 Kawasaki S1 250, the smallest three-cylinder two-stroke motorcycle ever mass-produced, which he restored himself.

He’s a member of the International Motor Press Association and the Washington Automotive Press Association. He graduated from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and currently lives in the woods of rural southwestern Virginia, not far from Roanoke.

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2019 Audi TT Apr 16, 2019

Everyone dreams of owning a Porsche 911. Well, everyone who dreams of high-performance German sports cars. But the price tag that's attached to a 911 makes it just that — a dream — for most people. There are 911-like alternatives that are... Read More

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2019 Lexus LS 500 Apr 09, 2019

Lexus did something very daring when it redesigned the LS, its top-of-the-line (and full-size) luxury sedan. It gave it an engine the same size as a Camry's, Toyota's midsize family sedan. And it no longer offers the LS with anything bigger than the ... Read More

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2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Apr 02, 2019

Some crossovers have two rows and room for five; others have three rows and room for seven or more. The Hyundai Santa Fe goes both ways: regular or XL. It's also available with three different engines, and all of them can be paired with all-wheel dri... Read More