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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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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Volvo V70 3

Pro generational confusion
In some sources, this car is considered the third generation, in others – the second. Rights of any of them. The question is where to count. The very first generation was referred to as the V70 XC, and only in the second a proper name appeared – in a similar way, say, the Subaru XV. Therefore, this XC70 can be called the second and third generation. For accuracy, you can use the release years (2007-2016) or the P24 index.

The third generation XC70 came out at a time when Volvo belonged to Ford, so the basis was the Ford medium-sized EUCD platform, which the XC70 shares, including the Ford Mondeo and Land Rover Freelander 2. This slightly expands the range of available parts, but does not always benefit quality. 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…

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5 reasons to love and hate Lifan Solano
On the one hand, it seems everyone knows that the Chinese cars of “zero” years suffered from mediocre reliability, while pleasing with good equipment for little money. On the other…

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After the already classic “five” in the back of the E39, the design of the E60 was shocking - although less ambiguous than that of the E65 that appeared a…

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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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