Engine V6, limousine body and Ukrainian production: myths and facts about the Skoda Octavia I
Skoda Octavia has every reason to be considered one of the most important and “volume forming” models for a Czech manufacturer. For us, this car is also remarkable by the…

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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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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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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

Everything is more complicated than it seems: is it worth buying a Suzuki Jimny

Suzuki Jimny – the model itself is old (it has its history since 1970), and the third generation in particular also became incredible by modern standards, a long-lived, released from 1998 to 2018. During this time, the car has not undergone many changes, and it is the long production period that largely explains such a large variation in prices in the secondary market. Well, another important reason – of course, the presence of right-hand drive cars, which are traditionally a little cheaper than left-hand drive. But unlike the Pajero Mini, Jimny was not “endemic”, so the right-hand drive cars are less popular and make up only about 20% of the supply on the secondary market. Continue reading

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 is the most spectacular waterfall, what to see in Reykjavik, and why in Iceland, on pain of a huge fine, you can’t get out of the way in an unapproved place? We understand, traveling around the island on Subaru XV, Forester and Outback.

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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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5 reasons to love and hate Chevrolet Captiva
The name Captiva appeared in Chevrolet dealer price lists in 2006. This mid-size crossover was developed by the South Korean branch of GM in Inchon based on the GM Theta…

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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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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…

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