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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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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Everything is more complicated than it seems: is it worth buying a Suzuki Jimny
Suzuki Jimny - the model itself is old (it has its history since 1970), and the third generation in particular also became incredible by modern standards, a long-lived, released from…

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the corrosion processes

Mercedes-Benz E-Class W211

Let the majority of the “luxury” options of this car, such as keyless access, rain sensor, navigation and parking sensors, are available in modern mass C-class machines, but the balance of smoothness and controllability, quality of finish and sound insulation in the W211 are relevant today. In addition, this is probably one of the last Mercedes, created before Daimler set a course for cheaper interiors. Unjustified technical complication and price increase here, alas, is already encountered, but is not widespread, as in later models. At the same time, as of 2019, the W211 has not yet entered the advanced age of the young timers, when from old age, with daily use, the one and the other constantly breaks. In short, with the difficult choice of a decent second-hand option, there is something to fight for. Continue reading

They scold, but admit: what Kolesa.ru readers think about Chinese cars
The past two weeks, inspired by the Shanghai Motor Show, which had 4 of our journalists, were marked by Chinese premieres and news. There were so many of them that…

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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…

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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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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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