Creepy smell, exaggerated startups, weakening demand. The present results of Shanghai 2019
Last week, the Shanghai Motor Show completed its work. What do we know about the largest of the world's automobile exhibitions, which has been held since 1985? Ten years ago,…

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Simple, but expensive: is it worth buying a Toyota Camry XV40
Unlike some “business fellows” like the Honda Accord, the sixth generation Camry does not indulge buyers with a choice of body: there are no station wagons or a coupe, although…

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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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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

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 /…

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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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Volvo V70 3
Pro generational confusion In some sources, this car is considered the third generation, in others - the second. Rights of any of them. The question is where to count. The…

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American no chance of a V8
Why do we love American cars in general and SUVs in particular? Of course, for multi-liter V8 - not too powerful, voracious, meaningless, but simple, high-torque and unpretentious. The first…

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