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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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…

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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…

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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 after restyling, when they released cars with a two-liter four-cylinder diesel engine, a new eight-speed automatic transmission and only in a mono-drive version. Continue reading

5 reasons to love and hate the Suzuki Grand Vitara I

The Japanese are great confusions. Someone is counting the history of the model, which will be discussed, since 1988 and considers it the second generation of the family Vitara / Sidekick / Escudo. Someone considers it the first generation of the car called the Grand Vitara. In some directories, the XL-7 is considered an independent model, in others – just an elongated version of the same car. Anyway, the Suzuki Grand Vitara, produced from 1998 to 2005, was the last car of the family, built according to the classic recipes of off-road vehicles: with a powerful frame of a ladder type, a continuous rear axle, dependent suspension and reduction gear in the transmission. Continue reading

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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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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An island of four colors: experiencing Subaru in Iceland
Is an all-wheel drive crossover enough to get to the most spectacular sights of Iceland, or do you need a prepared SUV or all-terrain vehicle in an amicable way? What…

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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…

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