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Light against the light: Does the ceiling light in the cabin help from blinding the headlights?
Blinding the driver with headlights of oncoming cars in the dark is an eternal problem. And with the advent of modern halogen lamps with increased luminous efficiency and cheap kits…

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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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Rust, but not break: buy Hyundai Tucson
In the past five years, the share of crossovers of all stripes is growing by leaps and bounds. Now it is the most popular car class in Russia. Yes, crossovers…

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Class struggle: how in 30 years the automobile B-class has outgrown the D-class

Almost every new or used car buyer is anxious to get “as much as possible a car” for their money. In other words, buy a car as high as possible class. Many are even willing to permanently abandon the idea of ​​buying a new car – after all, in the secondary market, you can buy a car for one or even two classes above for the same money. Let’s look at how car classes are defined, how they have changed over time, and why this whole system is not perfect. Continue reading

5 reasons to love and hate Geely Emgrand EC7

From refrigerators to buying a Volvo
The history of the Geely brand began not so long ago – in 1986, when Mr. Li Shufu borrowed a certain amount of money from his family and organized production … No, not cars, but refrigerators. Seven years later, in 1994, he decided to engage in transport and mastered the production of motorcycles, then mastered small vans, and only in 2001 his company received the approval of the authorities for the production of cars. Continue reading

Hyundai Elantra IV used

Soplatformenniki and restyling
It was the Elantra HD that at one time became a pioneer in terms of using the new J4 platform, on which Kia Ceed and Cerato will be released a bit later, the ix35 crossover, the Tiburon coupe and much more. As the model of the “main” brand of the Korean concern, Elantra was the first to try on the Gamma family of engines, and even a hybrid version, which did not reach Russia. Continue reading

Hyundai Allantra extent

The fourth-generation Elantra is a boring machine in all respects. Both in terms of design and in terms of operation. No hidden corrosion, tricky electrics or characteristic breakdowns that you will not find among competitors in the segment. Usually, it all comes down to a simple replacement of consumables and a touch-up of chips – we saw this in the first part of the review. In the second part, we understand the engines and gearboxes, which, as it seems, are also not inclined to present expensive surprises. However, problems are encountered.

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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 and 2.0 liters), which became the hallmark of the Subaru. Somewhat later, they were joined by a 2.5-liter unit, which migrated from under the bonnet of the older Outback model and was intended primarily for the American market. Together with them could work either a 4-speed automatic transmission or a 5-speed manual. Continue reading

Rust, but not break: buy Hyundai Tucson
In the past five years, the share of crossovers of all stripes is growing by leaps and bounds. Now it is the most popular car class in Russia. Yes, crossovers…

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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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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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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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