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 Acura ILX Sep 15, 2020

What if you want a Honda Civic Si but don't want a manual transmission or a turbocharged engine? You might want to have a look at the Acura ILX. It shares a platform with the Civic and comes standard with the engine that used to be the Civic Si's eng... Read More

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2020 Toyota Sequoia Sep 08, 2020

Sometimes, new and improved isn't. Improved, that is. The 2020 Toyota Sequoia isn't new — but that's because it doesn't need much improving. Toyota has been selling it the same way since 2008 because ... it sells. And you don't risk improving o... Read More

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2020 Lincoln Continental Sep 01, 2020

It took about 25 years to sink in. The bestselling Lincoln of the modern era isn't a car. It's the Navigator — Lincoln's version of the Ford Expedition SUV. On the strength of Navigator sales, Lincoln outsold Cadillac for a while back in... Read More

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2020 Mazda CX-30 Aug 25, 2020

When small and medium isn't quite what fits, maybe something in-between will. That's Mazda's idea in bringing out the CX-30, its newest crossover. It's not the smallest, but it's not quite medium-sized, either. What It Is The CX-30 is a five-passeng... Read More