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 BMW M35i Jun 11, 2019

Why sell the same basic car two different ways? Well, first of all, you make it not quite the same in order to appeal to two different buyers. This is why, for several decades, GM sold two versions of the Chevy Camaro — the other being the Pont... Read More

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2019 Chevy Blazer Jun 04, 2019

Whether you like the reincarnated Chevy Blazer may depend on whether you expect it to be like the original Chevy Blazer — which was a rugged (and spartan) 4-by-4 with a removable top and a roll bar. Just the ticket for crabbing up back... Read More

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2019 Toyota Corolla May 28, 2019

Only two cars rival the success of the Toyota Corolla. They do not exceed it. They're the Model T Ford and the Volkswagen Beetle — the original Beetle (the one made from the mid-1930s through the early 2000s ... Hecho en Mexico ), which... Read More