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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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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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…

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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 to buy a goat, but I don’t have the desire”. And drank to ensure that the possibilities coincided with the desire. We had a desire to make a comparative test of brake pads, but it was not possible to put different pads on the same car with the same driver: it would have taken too long. Therefore, we took one car and put different pads on it from different sides. And you could, like that great-grandfather, just drink.
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5 reasons to love and hate the Suzuki Grand Vitara I

The Japanese are great confusions. Someone is counting the history of the model, which will be discussed, since 1988 and considers it the second generation of the family Vitara / Sidekick / Escudo. Someone considers it the first generation of the car called the Grand Vitara. In some directories, the XL-7 is considered an independent model, in others – just an elongated version of the same car. Anyway, the Suzuki Grand Vitara, produced from 1998 to 2005, was the last car of the family, built according to the classic recipes of off-road vehicles: with a powerful frame of a ladder type, a continuous rear axle, dependent suspension and reduction gear in the transmission. Continue reading

Minimum status, maximum complexity: whether to buy a Volkswagen Phaeton

Phaeton – the car is in many ways truly non-standard. For example, it was produced simply indecently long for a representative sedan – from 2002 to 2016, and during that time, having gone through two updates, it still did not become a radically different car. This is one of the few Volkswagen that received “record” engines under the hood – diesel V10 and petrol W12. This is an atypical Volkswagen from the point of view of the “national” image of the brand – here, unlike any other Passat, there were no cheap versions with spring suspension and manual transmissions. 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…

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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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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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Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class II c run: a new V6 with old timing problems and a V8 with chances for badass
The second-generation CLS, featuring a much greater variety of versions compared to the first (here, four-wheel drive, and even station wagons), turned out to be a machine in general not…

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