The first test

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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The first test drive Jeep Gladiator. Yes, we liked him

Jeep has a rich history of pickups. The company introduced the model with such a body under the name Willys-Overland Pickup back in 1947. In 1957, the Jeep Forward Control truck followed it, but only in 1963 did the brand have a full-fledged J-Series Gladiator pickup truck, designed to compete with similar products from Ford and General Motors. Continue reading

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 full drive, and the trunk of the first generation was just mockingly small: 222 liters – less than the Matiz. In the second generation, it grew to 354 liters, although this too little. To top it all off, the ground clearance was only 153 mm. That is no advantage over any hatchback of a similar class. Continue reading

The most insane Kayenas in history. Better than a Porsche

Over the 17 years that Kayenas have been producing (of all three generations), an incredible number of variations of the exterior styling of this model has been created. Extended, understated, hung with carbon on the very roof – so different, but at the same time they are the same at the same time. Continue reading

Is it time to sell a Ford? Or buy?

This spring, Ford announced that it would soon stop selling cars in Russia and close two of its three Russian plants. The remaining enterprise in Elabuga will produce only commercial Transit models. What now to do the current owners of Ford and those who are going (going) to buy a passenger model of this brand? Is there any cause for concern? Continue reading

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 to fall in love with him several times and hate him with all my heart. Useless chip tuning, which we described in the last blog entry, only aggravated the already contradictory feelings. Continue reading

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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1987 Nissan Skyline R31. From the Quartet to the G8
Was the Skyline R31 revolutionary? Rather, it was the result of evolution - technical, marketing. As we remember, in the late 60s Nissan successfully entered motor racing, and with it…

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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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Comparison of Kia Cerato, Skoda Octavia and Toyota Corolla: Two Bestsellers vs. Corolla
First, some more statistics. As we have said, sales in its segment Octavia out of competition. The closest pursuer is Kia Cerato: last year these sedans sold just over 11,000…

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