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Seat Arosa: Spanish City Car, Made in Germany

The Seat Arosa launched in 1997, a year before the arrival of the Volkswagen Lupo. PetrolBlog has found a mint example for sale.

Chris Barker asks: What Gender is My Car?

The talented Mr Chris Barker pens his first PetrolBlog post of 2021 by addressing the subject of gender neutrality in the car world.

Could the Volkswagen Eos be Your Greek Goddess?

Nobody seems to talk about the Volkswagen Eos, so it might surprise you to discover that prices have dropped below the £1,000 mark.

Bangers and Flash: Peugeot 309 XS Heads to Auction

The Peugeot 309 XS is one of the rarest French cars in Britain, so this Mathewsons auction car has caught the attention of PetrolBlog.

Fleet Update: Camry Shines, Safrane Smells, Megane Stalls

In the first PetrolBlog fleet update of 2021, the Toyota Camry passes its MOT, the Renault Safrane smells of petrol and the Megane is flat.

Renault 5 Prototype: Looking Back to Move Forward

The launch of the Renault 5 Prototype is the best thing to happen in 2021. But is a homage to the past the best way to embrace the future?

This Exmoor apartment has a Subaru MV in its front room

Exmoor is prime Subaru country, so it shouldn’t be a surprise to discover that a Dulverton apartment includes a Subaru MV in the front room.

Posh in fun size: 10 of the Best Luxury Small Cars

Fancy a luxury small car? PetrolBlog has pulled together a list of 10 small but perfectly formed luxurious motors, including the Clio Baccara.

Revealed: The UK’s Best-Selling Cars of 1992

UK new car registrations in 2020 plunged to their lowest level since 1992. What were the best-selling cars in the year of the recession?

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.

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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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Spoiler alert: Richard Grant added plastic; fantastic?

PetrolBlog stumbles across an advert for Richard Grant Accessories and starts to reminisce about the days when plastic was fantastic. Of sorts.

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Buying and selling cars: Petrolhead logic

Buying and selling cars should be straightforward shouldn’t it? Well not in my case it isn’t…

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New and improved? 2014 Volvo XC60 AWD R-Design

PetrolBlog reviews the new 2014 Volvo XC60 D5 R-Design and finds that a raft of small changes help to make the premium concept SUV even better than ever.

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