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 Honda Accord Hybrid Jan 14, 2020

When hybrid cars first appeared almost 20 years ago, their main draw was that they used much less gas than other cars. They were slow, but you saved money. Which made going slow worth it. Then gas got cheap, and electric cars got fast — without... Read More

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2020 Dodge Durango Jan 07, 2020

Some SUVs come standard with a V-6 — but don't offer anything more. Others come only with a V-8 ... and cost a lot more. The Dodge Durango offers buyers a choice of three — for less. What It Is The Durango is a full-sized, ... Read More

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2020 Subaru Outback Dec 31, 2019

Subaru's Outback wagon is known for being able to get you there — just not very quickly. It was one of the first high-riding wagons with all-wheel drive — the automotive critter that's called a crossover today. It was tenacious, rugged &#... Read More

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2020 Chevy Impala Dec 24, 2019

Mercedes doesn't sell an S-class sedan for a third of the price ... under a different label. But General Motors Co. does more or less exactly that. The Chevy Impala sedan is very closely related to the Cadillac XTS. Both are full-size s... Read More