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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2020 Cadillac XT6 Dec 10, 2019

Cadillac already has a three-row SUV — so why make another one? Probably because Cadillac buyers want a different kind of three-row SUV — one that's almost as big and nearly as roomy as the one Cadillac already has in... Read More

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2020 Fiat 124 Spider Dec 03, 2019

People who buy economy cars don't especially care that lots of other people are driving the same car; if anything, it's confirmation that they bought the right car. But people who by sports cars want more than just a great car; they want to be... Read More

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2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road Nov 26, 2019

If you wear Superman's tights, you better be able to fly. Or at least, not get stuck. And you probably won't if you've got stickers reading "TRD" on the flanks of your Toyota. Not because of the stickers, mind you. Like Superman's "S," it's what's th... Read More

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2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Nov 19, 2019

Given that the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross costs a bit more than its better-equipped rivals — models like the Subaru Crosstrek and Honda HR-V — and given that it's a bit less roomy, is there any sound reason to consider buying one? There's a... Read More