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Now is the right time to buy this Volvo 480 ES

To mark the anniversary of the unveiling of the Volvo 480 at the 1986 Geneva motor show, PetrolBlog thinks you should buy this 480 ES.

Shednesday: Honda Accord 4WS vs. Renault Laguna GT

Ben Carter has wandered into four-wheel steer territory for this week’s Shednesday. So, Honda Accord 4WS or Renault Laguna GT?

Shednesday: Native New Yorker in Sunderland

This week Shednesday serves up a slice of automotive American pie in the shape of a £400 Chrysler New Yorker. Do ya feel lucky? Well, do ya?

Buy a Toyota Celica – it’s good for your mental health

Making his PetrolBlog debut, Justin Time tells us why he bought a Toyota Celica T-Sport and why it has been good for his mental health.

Lost Bullet is a film about a Renault 21 Turbo

Lost Bullet is a Netflix film starring a Carmen Red Renault 21 Turbo. It’s like a French Fast & Furious movie, but shorter. And better.

Shednesday: Fiat Croma Comfort Wagon

Introducing Shednesday, Ben’s weekly dive into the murky waters of Facebook Marketplace in search of pearls. He starts with the Fiat Croma.

Your reminder that the Lancia Ypsilon is still alive

The Lancia Ypsilon has been facelifted again. It remains incredibly successful in Italy, where it outsells all except the Fiat Panda. Blimey.

10 of the best: the French cars of Conakry

Where are you going to go when the lockdown is over? PetrolBlog would like to suggest the Guinea capital Conakry. The French cars are superb.

PetrolBlog’s 2013 Toyota GT86 review, revisited

As the last Toyota GT86 is sold in the UK, PetrolBlog recalls the time it spent a glorious week in the company of this brilliant sports car.

As seen on PB: 1986 Audi WR quattro

As a prelude to the forthcoming ‘As seen on PB’ section of the blog, Ben Hooper explains the significance of his family’s Audi WR quattro.

Citymatic for the people: Fiat Regata ES

There’s a beige Fiat Regata 70 ES Comfort for sale on Auto Trader. You can experience the marvel of the Citymatic system and econometer.

Give my regards to the Renault 11 Broadway

Give my regards to the limited edition Renault 11 Broadway: a musical theatre workshop. Or, how do you solve a problem like a Kia?

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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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Why the Daihatsu Charade XTE is the best car in the world

PETROLBLOG dons its rose-tinted spectacles to pose the unlikely question: is the Daihatsu Charade XTE the best car in the world? Well, is it?

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FailCar does Paris

FailCar was at the Paris Motor Show and has provided his own, left-field report on the show especially for PetrolBlog.

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When I was growing up, I considered Audi to be superheroes. I wanted my Dad to buy a ur quattro, but to my untrained eye, the […]

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