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 Lincoln Corsair Jul 09, 2019

The Ford Escape is one of the best-selling compact-sized crossovers on the market. But what if you'd like an Escape with a bit more exclusivity ... and a lot more power? Lincoln's got you covered. What It Is The Corsair is an upscale version of the ... Read More

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2019 Toyota 86 Jul 02, 2019

Many people buy Toyotas because they are Toyotas, which have a reputation for being durable, reliable cars that depreciate less fast than cars with other badges. But how about a Subaru with a Toyota badge? Does the mojo transfer? What It Is The Toyo... Read More

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2020 Ford Escape Jun 25, 2019

Ford made headlines recently when it announced it was going to stop making cars — except for a few, like the Mustang — and focus instead on trucks and SUVs. There is a reason for this. Pick-ups and SUVs make Ford lots money. The cars didn... Read More