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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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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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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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

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…

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Why did FAW stop building on Avtotor? Where will adjust the release of Besturn X40 and what have the Haval?
The oldest Chinese company FAW introduces its second passenger model FAW Besturn X40 to the Russian market and plans to begin assembling it in Russia. And at what factory? ..…

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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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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…

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