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Great Chrysler UK Journeys: Staycation Hints for Our Time

Move over, Portillo, because William Dickey has been on a virtual tour of the UK using his collection of Chrysler UK car brochures as a guide.

Couple complete 414,000 miles in a Mitsubishi Mirage

Jerry and Janice Huot of Minnesota have completed an incredible 414,000 miles in a 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage. That’s 16 times around the world.

10 of the Best: Mercedes at the Car Wash, Yeah

The Mercedes-Benz Museum has issued a selection of photos of Mercedes cars at the car wash. It’s prime 10 of the Best fodder for PetrolBlog.

The Fast But Not Furious: Citroën ZX Furio

The Citroën ZX Furio was an insurance-friendly warm hatch powered by a 1.8-litre petrol engine. There’s one for sale on Auto Trader. You should buy it.

The 2021 Toyota Camry Isn’t Inspirational – But That’s OK

The UK 2021 Toyota Camry was unveiled today. If the GR Yaris entered with a bang, news of the Camry was greeted more with a whimper. But that’s OK.

MOT Pickers: Not Coming to a TV Near You Soon

Inspired by Motor Pickers, PetrolBlog introduces MOT Pickers, the show in which you can risk £500 of your own money on cars of varying degrees of quality.

Much Like The Horse, Your Car Will Live On

The horse survived the industrial revolution, the mechanisation of farming and the war. Your petrol car will have little trouble surviving the 2030 ban.

10 of the Best: When BMW Made Us Smile

In an attempt to improve the mood of BMW fans across the world, here are some photos from a time when BMW made people smile. Even Demi Moore. Probably.

Oxymoron: Why The Sport Failed to Save the Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry Sport was unveiled at the 1996 British Motor Show. It was designed to appeal to a youthful audience, but it failed to spice up the Camry.

The Joy of Valet Parking in a Cheap Car

In the film Beverly Hills Cop, Axel Foley turns up at the valet parking lot in a cheap and battered Chevy Nova. You should try it. No really, you should.

Bangerwatch: Mk1 Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec

Bangerwatch is back. PetrolBlog reckons that the Mk1 Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec could be the ultimate budget all-rounder. Top Gear’s Chris Haris agrees!

These Bristol Cars press photos are delightfully British

Bristol Cars was wound up in March 2020, bringing to a close 73 years of eccentric British motoring history. Here are some delightfully British press photos

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FRENCH CAR CRITICAL LIST 2020

The French Car Critical List 2020: Peugeot

Using DVLA registration data, PetrolBlog has updated the French Car Critical List. These are the rarest Peugeot models of the 70s, 80s and 90s.

The French Car Critical List 2020: Renault

Using DVLA registration data, PetrolBlog has updated the French Car Critical List. These are the rarest Renault models of the 70s, 80s and 90s.

The French Car Critical List 2020: Citroën

Using DVLA registration data, PetrolBlog has updated the French Car Critical List. These are the rarest Renault models of the 70s, 80s and 90s.

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The Swift 1: BMW M135i review

BMW M135i review: PetrolBlog takes the explosive 3.0-litre 450Nm of torque BMW M135i for a quick drive for a swift pint of Coke at Dartmoor’s remotest pub.

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It’s time to appreciate the Lancia Thesis

A decade has passed since we waved goodbye to the Lancia Thesis. PetrolBlog asks: is it time to reevaulate the misunderstood Italian saloon?

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10 of the Best: When BMW Made Us Smile

In an attempt to improve the mood of BMW fans across the world, here are some photos from a time when BMW made people smile. Even Demi Moore. Probably.

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