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 Ford F-150 Feb 12, 2019

It's interesting that just as diesels are disappearing from the passenger-car market, they're making a big comeback in trucks. Ford is the latest to bring one back, joining the Dodge Ram — which offers one in the Ram 1500 — and anticipati... Read More

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2019 Mitsubishi Mirage Feb 05, 2019

Saving money on gas is great, but how about saving money on the car? If it costs you less, then you have more in your pocket to pay for the gas you put in it — and other things. A simpler car is also less likely to hit you with high-dollar repa... Read More

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2019 GMC Canyon Jan 29, 2019

Trucks are hugely popular; they sell so well that major automakers like Ford and GM have been dropping cars from their lineup to make room for more trucks (and truck-like SUVs). But trucks have also been getting huge. Current full-size truck... Read More