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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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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How to start the car if the battery is in the key fob alarm?
What if, far from civilization, the battery in the key fob "died" in your alarm? There are no shops nearby, there is no spare battery either, and you cannot use…

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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 generation of the Chevrolet TrailBlazer, when it was still “Native American,” also included a V8 – but there are practically no such cars in Russia. In part, this annoying circumstance is compensated by a reasonable price: our colleagues from Avito Avto suggest that a good copy in the secondary market can be found for 500 thousand rubles. What will happen under the hood of such a machine, and what you should pay attention to when buying it? 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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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

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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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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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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Dangerous steering, minivan body and foreign design: myths and facts about Lada Kalina
Outwardly, the Lada Kalina was so different from the angular "chisels" and the "pregnant-swollen" VAZ-2110 that they immediately tried to catch her in "tarnishing connections with foreign cars." Moreover, the…

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