Compare front cabriolets: the last ZIL and the first Aurus
From the ideological point of view, it is better to consider as the predecessor of the open Aurus not these shameful handicrafts, but real, “factory-made” ZIL cabriolets, which were made…

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Hybrid Toyota Succeed. Who, if not she?
The Probox / Succeed family has a hybrid version. For some reason, Toyota itself, the leading figure of hybridization of vehicles, has not yet had a hybrid cargo-working "workhorse". Today,…

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Crossover motocross. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross vs Subaru XV vs Suzuki Vitara
It is understood that when buying a four-wheel drive crossover, even such a very compact format, as in our three today's heroes, you at least sometimes plan to use the…

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technical reports

Convertible in Russia: is there any point? Yes!

Did you know that you can become the owner of a convertible for 40,000 rubles? For this amount you can buy GA3-69, old, rusty, but on the go and most importantly – ours, domestic. In the database of ads on Drom.ru this is the most popular convertible on the used market. About 250 ads. I do not want to choose, there are a lot of cheap options – for restoration or a crazy project, full of well-restored (for a million or more). Continue reading

Total and Citroen: 50 years on top

Both first and second, Total and Citroen are famous for their triumphs in rally, raids and marathons – that is, away from the autodromes with ideally smooth asphalt and where cars that are technically close to serial ones compete. But there were in the history of cooperation between the two brands and formula series, the first of which was F-Bleue. Continue reading

10 facts about Toyota in Dakar

1. The participation of the Toyota in the super marathon began long before its launch – in May 1978. At the very first poster of Dakar, when the organizers still had no idea who would respond to their invitation, the rally Toyota Celica was depicted, with which the artist generously added clearance and suspension travel. Just before the start, another layout appeared (drawn in the style of a comic book), but with the image of a real participant – Toyota FJ40 of the popular RTL radio station Max Meignier. Continue reading

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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1993 Toyota Camry Retrotest
Three years ago, Mikhail was a naive student, carelessly rolling the miracle of the French car industry Renault Clio in a relatively fresh state - the "five-year plan." True, "naked"…

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How much does the car lose in price with age
Any car in the course of operation tends to lose its price, and this indicator will differ significantly for different cars. Choosing a new car, we often do not think…

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10 facts about Toyota in Dakar
1. The participation of the Toyota in the super marathon began long before its launch - in May 1978. At the very first poster of Dakar, when the organizers still…

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