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 Ranger May 21, 2019

The name's the same — but a lot has changed since Ford last sold a Ranger in the United States. For openers, the new Ranger is a midsize truck; the old Ranger (last sold in the U.S. in 2011) was a much smaller truck, a compact-sized tr... Read More

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2019 BMW M850i May 14, 2019

High-end cars are easier to buy — assuming you can afford them — because there are fewer choices at this altitude. Take the BMW 8 Series coupe/convertible, for instance. It has the ledge all to itself. What It Is The 8 Series is BMW's fu... Read More

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2019 Mini Cooper Countryman Plug-in Hybrid May 07, 2019

There's an old motorhead saying: Speed is just a question of money. How fast do you want to go? That's been updated for our time: How far do you want to go ... on the batteries? And how much are you willing to spend to save on gas? The Mini Cooper Co... Read More