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 Mazda3 Mar 31, 2020

All-wheel drive is a feature many people want — which accounts for the popularity of crossovers, which usually offer it and often come standard with it. But for some reason, it's hard to find an entry-level compact sedan or hatchback that even ... Read More

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The Corona Car Mar 25, 2020

There actually is a Corona — not the virus, the car. Toyota sold it as recently in as 2001 in Japan — and before "corona" acquired other connotations. It was slightly larger and nicer than the more well-known Corolla, which Toyota ... Read More

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2020 Audi A8 Mar 24, 2020

The best seats in the house are in the rear — if you're in the new Audi A8. It has several inches more legroom in the back than in the front, as well as the option to recline your seat and stretch out, which, for obvious reasons, you can't do u... Read More

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2020 Nissan Frontier Mar 17, 2020

The new Nissan Frontier is actually pretty old; the 2020 model is essentially the same truck as the 2005 model. With one exception. There's a new 3.8-liter V-6 engine under the hood that's the most powerful standard engine under the hood of an... Read More