5 reasons to love and hate Range Rover Evoque I
Range Rover cars in Russia have an extremely controversial reputation. On the one hand, any “Range” is a symbol of prestige, luxury and status of the owner. On the other…

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Rust, but not break: buy Hyundai Tucson
In the past five years, the share of crossovers of all stripes is growing by leaps and bounds. Now it is the most popular car class in Russia. Yes, crossovers…

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Ford Fiesta mileage: hard-to-reach generator and brittle plastic on the outside and inside
This Fiesta was offered at a price comparable, and sometimes even higher than what was requested for a much larger and more practical Focus, so there are not many cars…

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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

French design, wrong name and best layout: myths and facts about IL-2125 Combi

In the mid-sixties, Izhevsk decided to organize automobile production. The corresponding government order prescribed the creation of a car factory on the basis of Izhmash, where Moskvich clones would be produced. However, almost at the same time, an “automobile” GKB-88 was created at the engineering design bureau. It employed young and ambitious enthusiasts, in a short time created on the basis of the “four hundred and eighth” Moskvich new universal car, whose body was a cross between a sedan and a station wagon. Moreover, it was not a hatchback – the same as the newest French Renault 1 released in 1965: after all, the fifth door (also the boot lid) had a noticeable protrusion below the glass, which formed another visual volume. Continue reading

Light against the light: Does the ceiling light in the cabin help from blinding the headlights?

Blinding the driver with headlights of oncoming cars in the dark is an eternal problem. And with the advent of modern halogen lamps with increased luminous efficiency and cheap kits for self-installing xenon, it has become only sharper …

If the rear blinding was partially overcome by the use of electrochromic auto-dimming mirrors (although budget cars usually do not have such a function), then backlight is still dangerous for cars of almost any class and price. Continue reading

5 reasons to love and hate Range Rover Evoque I
Range Rover cars in Russia have an extremely controversial reputation. On the one hand, any “Range” is a symbol of prestige, luxury and status of the owner. On the other…

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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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Simple, but expensive: is it worth buying a Toyota Camry XV40
Unlike some “business fellows” like the Honda Accord, the sixth generation Camry does not indulge buyers with a choice of body: there are no station wagons or a coupe, although…

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After the already classic “five” in the back of the E39, the design of the E60 was shocking - although less ambiguous than that of the E65 that appeared a…

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