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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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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5 reasons to love and hate Chevrolet Captiva
The name Captiva appeared in Chevrolet dealer price lists in 2006. This mid-size crossover was developed by the South Korean branch of GM in Inchon based on the GM Theta…

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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

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, many famous brands began to organize world premieres of their models in Shanghai. The Chinese quickly found their bearings and in 2015 built a huge new exhibition center for their main automobile exhibition. From time to time there are more and more journalists in it, but the number of new products has diminished compared to 2015. Did the salon in Shanghai, barely having time to compete with Frankfurt and Paris for the second place after Geneva, again slide to the level of the exhibition of local importance? We offer you a somewhat atypical review of Shanghai-2019 with an emphasis on the brands and models that emphasize the most characteristic trends not only in the exhibition but also in the Chinese automotive market. Continue reading

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 categories. However, not everyone is ready to overpay and buy a crossover or SUV – for someone a sedan is enough. But one that is able to argue the largest clearance with a different crossover. What options are there for those looking for an off-road geometry sedan? 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…

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Everything is more complicated than it seems: is it worth buying a Suzuki Jimny
Suzuki Jimny - the model itself is old (it has its history since 1970), and the third generation in particular also became incredible by modern standards, a long-lived, released from…

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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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Rotor carrot: tuning Lada Samara Fun
Anyone who has long been interested in tuning and racing can remember this car: the VAZ-2108 nicknamed “Carrot” participated in the very first official drag racing competitions in Russia back…

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