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 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Aug 20, 2019

You may remember the '80s-era commercial for the original Volkswagen GTI, which was backtracked by a modified version of the Beach Boys classic '60s song "Little GTO" ... with GTI subbing in for GTO — emphasis on little GTI. But what i... Read More

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2019 Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG Aug 13, 2019

A Corvette getting to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds is kind of meh at this point. A Mustang GT can almost do the same. It's just not that big of a deal anymore. Such speed has become common, and so, unremarkable. If you want remarkable, there's the Benz G 63... Read More

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2019 Volkswagen E-Golf Aug 06, 2019

Most electric cars don't come as non-electric cars, which is one of the things that makes VW's e-Golf electric car unusual — and interesting. You can cross-shop it against itself. What It Is The e-Golf is the electric version of VW's popular f... Read More