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 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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They scold, but admit: what Kolesa.ru readers think about Chinese cars
The past two weeks, inspired by the Shanghai Motor Show, which had 4 of our journalists, were marked by Chinese premieres and news. There were so many of them that…

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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

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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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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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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