Collect the remnants of the resource: whether to buy a Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
Toyota SUVs are loved by many - only not everyone can pay a few million for the Land Cruiser 200 or the brand new “seventy”. Another disadvantage of the Japanese…

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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…

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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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Rotor carrot: tuning Lada Samara Fun

Anyone who has long been interested in tuning and racing can remember this car: the VAZ-2108 nicknamed “Carrot” participated in the very first official drag racing competitions in Russia back in 2004. But those who see the car for the first time are unlikely to remain indifferent: after all, this is not just a dealer “eight” in the back of a landau, but also a rotor!

This is not the first rotor Lada Maxim. Once he had a “eight” with a “Wankel”, and he really liked this car. Continue reading

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

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 fact that Octavia was among the first foreign cars that came to our country with new ones, and not driven from abroad at the age of ten. Often, the first generation Octavia can be heard (or read) the most amusing myths and half-true rumors, including an unusual body type, heavy-duty engines, and much more. Today we will understand all this, separating the seeds of historical truth from the tares of fables and idle speculation. usually called the first-generation Octavia. Continue reading

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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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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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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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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