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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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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Almost crossovers: 5 new sedans with the highest ground clearance
Not so long ago, we found out which off-road vehicles from those sold in Russia have the highest ground clearance - and, oddly enough, solutions were found in different price…

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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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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

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

How to make friends with a modern car with a trailer? The nuances of the installation of the tow bar
The trailer is a favorite accessory of avid gardeners, experienced auto-travelers, as well as many small businessmen from the construction and commercial sector. Its cost is not so great, and…

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Almost crossovers: 5 new sedans with the highest ground clearance
Not so long ago, we found out which off-road vehicles from those sold in Russia have the highest ground clearance - and, oddly enough, solutions were found in different price…

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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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French design, wrong name and best layout: myths and facts about IL-2125 Combi
In the mid-sixties, Izhevsk decided to organize automobile production. The corresponding government order prescribed the creation of a car factory on the basis of Izhmash, where Moskvich clones would be…

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