Peter Braun

Peter Braun

Peter is a freelance contributor to Digital Trends and almost a lawyer. He has loved thinking, writing and talking about cars since his first adventures with the ill tempered Volvos he learned to drive on. In his free-time Peter diagnoses the problems with his Volvo 850 Turbo, goes target shooting and reads about history.
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UPDATED: Volvo S60 Inscription is the first Chinese made car to be sold in the US

Volvo just unveiled the S60 Inscription, a long wheelbase version of its luxury sedan in Detroit. More importantly this may just be the first Chinese built car to be sold in the United States.
Car Review

2015 Mazda3 Grand Touring Review

Among cheap cars, the Mazda3 comes within a whisker of being pick of the litter.
Cars

Hello, MPG! 5 automakers that plan to make 2015 the year of the turbocharger

There is plenty of talk about electric cars, hybrids, and even hydrogen power, but in 2015 the innovation that will be driving cars is turbochargers. Accordingly, we decided to take a look at what carmakers are giving themselves over to the…
Cars

Three New Year’s resolutions we’d love to see automakers keep in 2015

Every January first, millions of people make resolutions on how they are going to improve themselves. We think automakers should follow suit and make a few resolutions of their own: adding more backup cameras to standard equipment lists…
Cars

Three pieces of car tech you shouldn’t leave the dealership without

Confronting the option list on a new car can be more than a bit intimidating. With as many as fifty options that can cost tens of thousands of dollars, it is hard to know what to choose. Accordingly, we wanted to break down which pieces of…
Cars

Volvo starts over from scratch, will replace entire line by 2018

Volvo has made the news a lot in the last year, thanks to the introduction of new engines and the debut of the stunning new XC90. But the Swedish automaker is just getting started; Volvo is planning on releasing as many as seven new cars in…
Car Review

2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport Review

Hyundai's Sonata Sport delivers scads of upmarket style, but no sport to speak of.
Cars

Stifle that yawn! Honda's Accord proves mid-size sedans don't have to be boring

The Honda Accord may not do much to disprove the notion that family sedans are boring, but it is shockingly good to drive. Throw in Honda's build quality and packaging, and the Accord is an excellent consolation prize for growing up.
Cars

Thrashing Swedish steel in the quest for a death-proof Volvo by 2020

Volvo has made one of the boldest promises in the automotive industry, that no one driving a new Volvo should be killed or seriously injured by the year 2020. Digital Trends went to Sweden to see how far it has come with the new XC90 and…
Car Review

2015 Honda Civic Si Review

Turbo tuners burn circles around it, but Honda's old-school Civic Si still charms.