Who is “more premium”: Camry, “six” or Optima?
In the last decade, the word “premium” has become very fashionable among manufacturers of various goods. It was even adopted by those brands that, it would seem, are not focused…

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Which is better: chip tuning with “mechanics” or “automatic”?
How quickly kilometers fly! Our editorial Renault Kaptur is definitely not the kind of car that is bored. More than a third run at the wheel I spent. I managed…

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Total and Citroen: 50 years of victories in the most difficult races
Paris-Dakar (1981) The very first rally-raid Paris-Dakar started on the eve of 1978 and was a little like the present Dakars. There were no famous surnames, no generous sponsors, no…

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Rio X-Line: the key problem of the passenger “crossover”

Over the past month, X-line has helped me make repairs and move. On the spaciousness of the cabin, which can be shoved, in principle, almost everything, I have already written. Thus, a pair of interior doors, fittings, endless corners, baseboards, buckets, bags and other delights of the building easily fit into the Kiyanka. Even the furniture, however, disassembled. Continue reading

Mitsubishi L200: 70 years of pickup

Yes, at first there was a cross between a motorcycle and a construction car made by the now forgotten Mizushima MVW brand. The 744-cubic 15-strong “vozdushka” of the pre-war construction allowed the mini-freighter to transport one companion and take 0.4 tons of cargo on board. And although the very first production car Made in Japan was called Mitsubishi (the essence of Fiat Tipo 3 with a Kyoto cypress body), this dwarf truck became a truly mass model of “diamonds”. Continue reading

Mercedes-Benz Star Roadshow Experience: a show with stars

As a rule, the last day of summer is a sad holiday. But not this year. As if in a hurry to acquaint us with the novelties of the autumn season, the Star Experience arrived in Kiev earlier than usual. And not empty-handed, having brought 17 new products on three auto transporters at once – from the city hatchback C43 Coupe to the Vito Marco Polo caravan. Continue reading

Total and Citroen: 50 years of victories in the most difficult races
Paris-Dakar (1981) The very first rally-raid Paris-Dakar started on the eve of 1978 and was a little like the present Dakars. There were no famous surnames, no generous sponsors, no…

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Total and Citroen: half a century at the peak
In September 1968, Total and Citroen signed an agreement on commercial and technological partnership, which includes the joint development of the full range of technical fluids - from engine and…

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What happens to recycled cars?
In our country, cars "die" slowly. The average global share of the fleet disposal is 6–7% per year. And in Russia, this figure is significantly lower - 2.5%. The reason…

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Cool dad among crossovers. The first test drive Kia Telluride
To match the attractive appearance and beauty. Here style reigns (even in the initial configurations), unlike the Honda Pilot and Subaru Ascent, in which pragmatism and functionality are in the…

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