Creepy smell, exaggerated startups, weakening demand. The present results of Shanghai 2019
Last week, the Shanghai Motor Show completed its work. What do we know about the largest of the world's automobile exhibitions, which has been held since 1985? Ten years ago,…

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Rock and Roll Concentrate: Bertone X1 / 9 Ownership
Such cars in Russia on the go - no more than three or four pieces. This copy was literally saved by a miracle in Rostov from the garbage dump and…

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5 reasons to love and hate Lifan Solano
On the one hand, it seems everyone knows that the Chinese cars of “zero” years suffered from mediocre reliability, while pleasing with good equipment for little money. On the other…

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Kia Cerato II with mileage

A beautiful car, still appearing as it is today, besides, it promises small investments in operation, taking into account the simplicity and low cost of construction. Or not? We will understand: in the first part we study the body, interior, electrics and chassis, in the second we will touch the engines and transmission.

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Stern, more spacious, … cheaper? New Mercedes-Benz GLB

The idea to put a car in the model line between class A and C crossovers suggested itself – but they approached its implementation in Stuttgart creatively. The Germans did not go the same way as in the development of sedans, simply scaling the older model, and added something fresh to the line. Of course, this was not a surprise – moreover, we had been promised a “baby-helico” for a long time, and the output was a sort of chunky ninth-grader with weekly bristles. For the car dealership, he was additionally strapped on rubber boots and his father’s cap – yes, and so they showed off to the public: they say, to the feast, and to the world, and to the dacha. Continue reading

They scold, but admit: what Kolesa.ru readers think about Chinese cars

The past two weeks, inspired by the Shanghai Motor Show, which had 4 of our journalists, were marked by Chinese premieres and news. There were so many of them that some readers were perplexed, some were enraptured, and some were even outraged. But something else became interesting to us: what is the general attitude of the audience towards Chinese cars? Is there a shift, and how do the majority vote for or against?

Our curiosity is quite logical and easy to explain: in the comments, critics usually gather in detail indicating the reasons for the low popularity of Chinese cars, but the voting results, as they say, are not always so straightforward. Continue reading

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American no chance of a V8
Why do we love American cars in general and SUVs in particular? Of course, for multi-liter V8 - not too powerful, voracious, meaningless, but simple, high-torque and unpretentious. The first…

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Kia Cerato II with mileage
A beautiful car, still appearing as it is today, besides, it promises small investments in operation, taking into account the simplicity and low cost of construction. Or not? We will…

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I'm not guilty: the end of the brake pad benchmark test
The great-grandfather of one character in a famous film once said: “I have the desire to buy a house, but I don’t have the opportunity ... I have the opportunity…

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Hyundai Allantra extent
The fourth-generation Elantra is a boring machine in all respects. Both in terms of design and in terms of operation. No hidden corrosion, tricky electrics or characteristic breakdowns that you…

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