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After the already classic “five” in the back of the E39, the design of the E60 was shocking - although less ambiguous than that of the E65 that appeared a…

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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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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

Risk is a noble cause: we buy Chevrolet
Two-faced Janus could envy Lanos. Few models boast such numerous pseudonyms - six producing countries and five names in a long 20-year history. Despite the fact that the first generation…

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Hyundai Allantra extent
The fourth-generation Elantra is a boring machine in all respects. Both in terms of design and in terms of operation. No hidden corrosion, tricky electrics or characteristic breakdowns that you…

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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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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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