Test drive Haval F7. Are Chinese cars starting to catch up with smartphones?
Cars from the new F series, in contrast to the models with the H index, are aimed at a young audience that values ​​modern technologies. Actually, the letter F, according…

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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…

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Boar with a backpack. Test new Kia Soul
Since the debut of Soul ten years ago, disputes have not subsided: is it worth it to rank it as a crossover? Well, in fact: it does not have a…

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Mercedes-Benz SL 500 “Wolfhound”: the beast in retroshkure

The town of Belorechensk, Krasnodar Territory, only 50 thousand people and such a “UFO”! But we know that sometimes the most interesting, non-trivial works are born just far from regional capitals. Why are there – the authors even go to the federal level. So it happened in our case – the project, which will be discussed, was made to order and sent to St. Petersburg. Continue reading

Auto motodinyuzhna: cars with engines from bikes and vice versa

Reasons for building a car with a motorcycle engine can be, as a rule, two. The first of them – reducing the cost of budget cars. If for our “Oka” they adapted a VAZ four-cylinder engine, roughly speaking, sawn in half, then foreign designers often used just motors from motorcycles.

Another reason for installing a motor engine under the hood of a car is, of course, a sport. Or rather, high efficiency of motorcycle units with their compact size and low weight. 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

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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Unusually delicious. The first test all-wheel drive Mazda 3
I'll give you a little advice: if you are going to buy a “premium” all-wheel drive golf class sedan like the Audi A3 Quattro and Mercedes CLA250 4Matic, do not…

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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…

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Toyota RAV4 regains individuality
Toyota RAV4 was originally a cheeky "upstart", but as generations moved, it moved towards the mainstream. Step by step, she took over the bland character that was so typical of…

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