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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2021 Hyundai Veloster Jun 22, 2021

Sedans are more practical than coupes; the people riding up front don't have to get out to let people riding in the back get out. Or get in. But coupes look sexier than sedans. How to split the difference? How about a coupe on the driver's s... Read More

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2021 Mazda CX-30 Jun 15, 2021

Sometimes, too close is not far enough. This is why Mazda will stop selling the CX-3, its smallest crossover SUV, after next year in favor of the new CX-30, its next smallest crossover SUV. The dimensional differences between the two proved to be so ... Read More

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2021 Genesis G80 Jun 08, 2021

Small things now come in big packages. The Genesis G80, which is a big sedan, used to be available with a big V-8. It now comes standard with a small four. The same is true of its main rivals: the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedans. The g... Read More

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2022 Cadillac CTV-V Blackwing Jun 01, 2021

Maybe Bigfoot is real. Something almost as unusual has just been sighted: A Cadillac sedan with a manual transmission. Plus 472 horsepower. Through the rear wheels only. If that can exist, then Bigfoot just might. What It Is The CT4 is Cadill... Read More