Test: What suits you best, Lada XRAY Cross or Renault Sandero Stepway?
Despite the strangeness of the very concept of a front-wheel-drive hatchback, dressed in plastic "off-road" armor, this segment proved to be viable. You already had the opportunity to choose between…

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When there is no choice: is it worth buying Infiniti QX56
Probably, it is no secret to anyone that the Infiniti QX56 is a converted Nissan Armada, built, in turn, on the basis of the Titan pickup. A car was created…

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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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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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Volvo XC70 III with mileage
Transmission The vast majority of Volvo XC70 of this generation are all-wheel drive and equipped with automatic transmission. Machines with mechanics are a huge rarity, and front-wheel drive versions appeared…

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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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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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Kia Cerato II with mileage
A beautiful car, still appearing as it is today, besides, it promises small investments in operation, taking into account the simplicity and low cost of construction. Or not? We will…

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