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 Subaru Crosstrek Jan 12, 2021

If you're thinking about a small crossover wagon and looking for a reason to favor one over another, Subaru's got something to show you that is hard-bordering-on-impossible to find in any other crossover: a pedal to the left of the brake ped... Read More

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2021 Kia K5 Jan 05, 2021

Other car companies — notably, Ford and General Motors — have all but given up on cars, canceling most of them in favor of a lineup of almost all SUVs and crossovers. Even the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, which were hot sellers for deca... Read More

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2021 Chevrolet Camaro Dec 29, 2020

There's no Z28 Camaro anymore — but it's hardly necessary if you want to go fast. The standard Camaro — with a four-cylinder engine — outperforms the V-8 Z28s of the '60s and '70s. And if that's not enough, there's always the V-6. ... Read More

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2021 Lincoln Aviator Dec 22, 2020

Lincoln won't be making the Continental sedan after the end of this model year — or any sedans at all, after this year. Henceforth, all Lincolns will be SUVs — like the new Aviator that's the subject of this review. People just s... Read More