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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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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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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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 the advantages are enormous. However, those who plan to put the hitch with their own hands on a modern car, and not on the grandfather’s “penny”, may face some difficulties …

Plus trailer – weight. The minus is, in fact, one, but huge – difficulties with storage … In many cities today there is no place to put the car itself, what can we say about parking a “cart” … However, if you don’t have problems with storing a trailer and buying it is planned , in fact, petty efforts – installation on the car traction coupling device, popularly referred to as a towbar. Continue reading

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 restored … no, not 100% original, but this process cannot be called “kolhozing”. The approach to the restoration was chosen very conceptual, including a trip to the factory in Turin. However, first things first …

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Bertone X1 / 9 (nee – Fiat X1 / 9, later named Bertone, after the completion of production at the Fiat plant), rear-wheel drive two-seater sports coupe in the back of a targa, produced in 1985. Continue reading

Risk is a noble cause: we buy Chevrolet
Two-faced Janus could envy Lanos. Few models boast such numerous pseudonyms - six producing countries and five names in a long 20-year history. Despite the fact that the first generation…

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Ride or own: 5 cases when leasing is more profitable than a loan
Credit remains the key financial instrument for acquiring new cars in Russia. The main reason for its popularity is simple and clear: car owners are accustomed to "pay for their",…

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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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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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