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Ten years on: PetrolBlog is still running

PetrolBlog was born on this day in 2010. To mark the occassion, here are ten cars with a tenuous link to the number ten – and a thank you for hanging around

This Volvo 340 GL is far nicer than a knitted toilet roll holder

Roy is selling his delightful 1988 Volvo 340 GL. It comes with a stack load of receipts and the provenance of a small role in a play. Yours for £800.

This Peugeot P4 is here to turn the streets beige

There’s a Peugeot P4 for sale in London for £9,995. PetrolBlog reckons it’s the perfect vehicle for beating the school run and arriving at the Dorchester.

The Sainsbury Archive is a gift for petrol station voyeurs

The Sainsbury Archive has uploaded hundreds of photos of petrol stations to the internet. Naturally, PetrolBlog is rather excited about this.

The Bentley Turbo R isn’t a Rio but it costs 15 grand

Simon Harris is selling his wonderful 1988 Bentley Turbo R for £15,000. For the same price, you could own a Kia Rio ‘2’ with a 1.2-litre petrol engine.

The Renault Sandero RS is the budget hot hatch we need

Designed by Renault Sport in collaboration with Brazilian designers and Renault engineers in Latin America, the Sandero RS is the budget fun car we need.

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The Citroën Xsara Enterprise was a tax-dodging starship trooper

The Citroën Xsara Enterprise was a van based on the Xsara estate. But did you know there was also an Irish market van based on the Xsara Coupe?

The new Citroën C3 has got wood

Citroën has updated the C3 supermini for 2020. You can now get a wood dashboard to go with your Airbumps. It’s the best combo since Eric and Ernie.

Like the Citroën GS, PetrolBlog is at home everywhere

The Citroën GS: “A car without borders, she is at home everywhere.” Maybe we can learn something from the car bedecked in the flags of Europe.

The Alpine A110 SportsX is too good for words

The Alpine A110 SportsX concept has been unveiled and PetrolBlog is lost for words. It’s only January, but nothing is likely to top this SUV coupe in 2020.

Just the fax: The Ford Escort Seeka was great outdoors

PetrolBlog remembers the Ford Escort Seeka, an outdoor leisure vehicle designed by Ghia. The forward-thinking show car included a dash-mounted fax machine.

Is it time to give the Alfa Romeo Arna a break?

In an exclusive excerpt from his new book, Matteo Licata explains why the Alfa Romeo Arna was central to the company’s planned return to profitability.

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Bangerwatch: Peugeot 306 Cabriolet

Bangerwatch celebrates the timeless beauty and pure elegance of an unlikely hero. No, not Jenny Hanley, the Pininfarina-designed Peugeot 306 Cabriolet.

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Ask PetrolBlog: Sam bangs the drums

In a first for PetrolBlog, we are asked to provide some advice to a reader. What drivers’ car should be bought with a budget of £1,500? We pick ten candidates.

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Her name was Rio and she wasn’t all that

Tom Ellis goes racing in a Mk1 Kia Rio and promises never to make the same mistake again. Meanwhile, PetrolBlog uses a Duran Duran-inspired headline.

Civic Type R: Jonny tries to tame the Beast of Exmoor

Devon man, Jonny Edge, delivers a few words on his week with the 2016 Honda Civic Type R. Can he tame the Beast of Exmoor?

SMMT Test Day 2012: Speed dating, part two

It’s been nearly a week since an update on PetrolBlog, so how about something new? Part two of my SMMT Test Day report. This update features […]

Has Top Gear wrecked a Matra Bagheera?

There’s a new series of Top Gear on the way, and if the trailer is to be believed, we’re about to witness the death of a Matra Bagheera S.

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