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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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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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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Ford Fiesta mileage: hard-to-reach generator and brittle plastic on the outside and inside

This Fiesta was offered at a price comparable, and sometimes even higher than what was requested for a much larger and more practical Focus, so there are not many cars sold in Russia. And yet in the fifth generation Fiesta remains the most widespread for our country – there is a choice in the secondary market. Is it worth it to look at baby Ford for those who do not need the maximum car for a minimum of money? In the first part of the review we will describe in detail the problems of the body, the cabin, the electrics and the chassis. In the second – about engines and transmissions. Continue reading

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 for markets where big SUVs love – and in the list, besides America and the Middle East, there was Russia. The model was produced from 2004 to 2010 – and this means that the freshest cars are already in its tenth year, and the earliest more than fifteen. What is the risk of such an age when buying a used copy? Continue reading

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 the Lada Vesta SW Cross and the Kia Rio X-Line, and today we face the dispute between the Lada XRAY Cross and the Renault Sandero Stepway. Well, you have to answer ten questions to get one final answer. Go!

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JAC T6 pickup in Russia: twice cheaper than Toyota Hilux!
Our editorial has a JAC T6 pickup commercial created specifically for Russia. The Chinese quail our famous military song "Katyusha", simultaneously demonstrating the features of their "truck". At the same…

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Light against the light: Does the ceiling light in the cabin help from blinding the headlights?
Blinding the driver with headlights of oncoming cars in the dark is an eternal problem. And with the advent of modern halogen lamps with increased luminous efficiency and cheap kits…

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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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Mazda MX-5 III
Mazda in the case of the MX-5 - this is just “the guy who loudly told someone else's joke.” The recipe for a commercially successful low-cost roadster was invented by…

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