PETROLBLOG 2019: New Year, Same Old Tat

Inspired by a Jalopnik post, PETROLBLOG wakes up in 2019 to discover that it owns a fleet of nine cars. So, what are PB’s New Year ‘wrencholutions’?

Click and Collect is a Christmas gift for drivers

PETROLBLOG takes the Citroën Xsara VTS shopping and reckons that Click and Collect is a Christmas gift for keen drivers. Here’s why.

Meet the only living Fiat Tempra in New York

How did you spend your honeymoon? Chances are it didn’t involve taking a Fiat Tempra on an 8,000-mile American adventure. We doff our hat to Jim and Alan.

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Whatever happened to the Volkswagen K70?

Designed and developed by NSU, the Volkswagen K70 represented a turning point in the history of VW, but today it is all but forgotten. Which is a shame.

Chris Rea finally makes it home for Christmas

After 30 years on the ‘Road to Hell’, Chris Rea has finally got his feet on holy ground and made it home for Christmas. He couldn’t wait to see those faces.

The Skoda Felicia Fun was a properly fun pick-up

This is the Skoda Felicia Fun, arguably one of the most 90s cars of the 1990s. To celebrate 20 years since its launch, PETROLBLOG says hello to yellow.

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Rob writes: Skoda Octavia 1.9 TDi Laurin & Klement

Rob Griggs-Taylor has ditched the Primera and opted for a Skoda Octavia. It’s the Laurin & Klement model, don’t you know?


Driving with Angry Birds

PetrolBlog has a little say about the number of birds who seem hellbent on dicing with death on our roads. It is all becoming too much.


James Bond: Licence to park

Recently, PetrolBlog was at the press launch of the Bond in Motion exhibition at Beaulieu. As usual, some gems were found in the car park…



With our new click and collect service, you can order anything from the shop and have it delivered to your local Fine Fare, Comet or Freeman, Hardy and Willis.


Coming soon, your chance to decide the future of the universe, with PETROLBLOG’s CarPARK.


Updates from the PETROLBLOG. We buy the rubbish cars, so you don’t have to.