Nissan Tiida I
Transmission Despite the fact that some of the cars on sale are designated as all-wheel drive, there is no full-fledged all-wheel drive here - there is an electric drive to…

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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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An island of four colors: experiencing Subaru in Iceland
Is an all-wheel drive crossover enough to get to the most spectacular sights of Iceland, or do you need a prepared SUV or all-terrain vehicle in an amicable way? What…

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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

5 reasons to love and hate Volga Siber
GAZ's engineering project for turning Chrysler into the Volga can be called one of the most controversial in the history of the domestic auto industry. Some call Siber the best…

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Test: What suits you best, Lada Vesta Sport or Kia ProCeed?
1. Should a charged car attract attention? Connoisseurs at the sight of the ProSide silhouette will recall the term “shocking break”, and the decision of the back (especially the lights!)…

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Hyundai Elantra IV used
Soplatformenniki and restyling It was the Elantra HD that at one time became a pioneer in terms of using the new J4 platform, on which Kia Ceed and Cerato will…

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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…

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