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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Class struggle: how in 30 years the automobile B-class has outgrown the D-class
Almost every new or used car buyer is anxious to get “as much as possible a car” for their money. In other words, buy a car as high as possible…

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Collect the remnants of the resource: whether to buy a Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
Toyota SUVs are loved by many - only not everyone can pay a few million for the Land Cruiser 200 or the brand new “seventy”. Another disadvantage of the Japanese…

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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

Mercedes-Benz E-Class W211

Let the majority of the “luxury” options of this car, such as keyless access, rain sensor, navigation and parking sensors, are available in modern mass C-class machines, but the balance of smoothness and controllability, quality of finish and sound insulation in the W211 are relevant today. In addition, this is probably one of the last Mercedes, created before Daimler set a course for cheaper interiors. Unjustified technical complication and price increase here, alas, is already encountered, but is not widespread, as in later models. At the same time, as of 2019, the W211 has not yet entered the advanced age of the young timers, when from old age, with daily use, the one and the other constantly breaks. In short, with the difficult choice of a decent second-hand option, there is something to fight for. Continue reading

Opel can take all-wheel drive from the Jaguar E-Pace. And what else will he have?

After it became known about the upcoming merger of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi with Fiat-Chrysler, the general director of PSA, Carlos Tavares, had the only opportunity to get the all-wheel drive system of the traditional, “non-hybrid” design. Given the fact that he does not plan to invest in his own all-wheel drive transmission, there is only one option …

Let’s start from afar. In the spring of 2008, after long attempts to sell Jaguar, Ford finally found a buyer for the “cat” brand – the Indian concern Tata, but he set a condition: Land Rover should go to the bargain. Continue reading

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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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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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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Dangerous steering, minivan body and foreign design: myths and facts about Lada Kalina
Outwardly, the Lada Kalina was so different from the angular "chisels" and the "pregnant-swollen" VAZ-2110 that they immediately tried to catch her in "tarnishing connections with foreign cars." Moreover, the…

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