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 Ford Expedition Feb 18, 2020

What's a big SUV without a big engine? If it's a Ford Expedition, it's the strongest big SUV in its class — with the smallest standard engine. It's also the biggest, period — at least, without changing names. The Expedition comes in two s... Read More

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2020 Toyota Corolla Feb 11, 2020

The Toyota Corolla hasn't changed much over the past 20 years — because Toyota is smart enough to not fix what isn't broken. No one has sold more cars than Toyota has sold Corollas — something like 44 million of them so far, over the cour... Read More

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2020 Land Rover Defender Feb 04, 2020

The old Land Rover Defender — last sold back in the 1990s — was a primal SUV. The thing didn't even have carpet. What it did have was cachet. There was something special about driving what you saw the safari guys on TV driving. It could g... Read More

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2020 Lincoln Aviator Jan 28, 2020

What if you'd like a new Navigator ... but maybe a bit less of it? Something almost as big, but not quite. With three rows — the third one usable — that can pull more than its own weight, but without so much length? And with... Read More