Engine V6, limousine body and Ukrainian production: myths and facts about the Skoda Octavia I
Skoda Octavia has every reason to be considered one of the most important and “volume forming” models for a Czech manufacturer. For us, this car is also remarkable by the…

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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…

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Almost crossovers: 5 new sedans with the highest ground clearance
Not so long ago, we found out which off-road vehicles from those sold in Russia have the highest ground clearance - and, oddly enough, solutions were found in different price…

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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 hand, about the reliability of this brand are pretty angry jokes, and the smallest of them, Evoque, was called both “glamorous toy” and “powder on wheels”. But continued to buy, well, or envy those who bought and dream of buying. Continue reading

5 reasons to love and hate Geely Emgrand EC7

From refrigerators to buying a Volvo
The history of the Geely brand began not so long ago – in 1986, when Mr. Li Shufu borrowed a certain amount of money from his family and organized production … No, not cars, but refrigerators. Seven years later, in 1994, he decided to engage in transport and mastered the production of motorcycles, then mastered small vans, and only in 2001 his company received the approval of the authorities for the production of cars. Continue reading

5 reasons to love and hate the Subaru Impreza III

Origins
The first-generation Impreza of the 1992 model was built on a shortened platform of the Outback model, and received a wide range of atmospheric boxer engines (1.5, 1.6, 1.8 and 2.0 liters), which became the hallmark of the Subaru. Somewhat later, they were joined by a 2.5-liter unit, which migrated from under the bonnet of the older Outback model and was intended primarily for the American market. Together with them could work either a 4-speed automatic transmission or a 5-speed manual. Continue reading

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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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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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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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…

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