LATEST POSTS

Volvo 850 SE: Gone But Not Forgotten

Chris Barker returns to the pages of PetrolBlog to pen a poignant farewell to his trusty Volvo 850 SE. An epic beard meets black steelies. Great combo.

10 of the best: test drivers looking at the camera

It’s time for another terrible ’10 of the best’ feature. In this one, PetrolBlog focuses on the test drivers who couldn’t help but look at the camera.

CarTunes: a mixtape by Tony Gardner

What’s this, a proper celebrity on PetrolBlog? Last Tango in Halifax actor Tony Gardner has been in touch with his CarTunes. Contains a purple Beach Buggy.

Car buyers don’t care about ‘some hard plastics’

New research* shows that new car buyers aren’t bothered about ‘some hard plastics’ in a cabin. Road testers have been sent into a tailspin.

It’s finally happened: I really fancy a Lexus

After 45 years of being a Lexus denier, I really fancy owning a Lexus IS, ideally in F Sport trim, thank you. A life of Radio 4 and garden centres awaits.

10 of the best photo opportunities for your press car

Looking for photo opportunities for your next press car? Here are 10 of the best locations, including on the ferry, at the recycling centre and in Cornwall.

Computer Love: Citroën Xsara Windows CE

The Citroën Xsara Windows CE was a digital car in an analogue age. There’s one for sale at next weekend’s Aguttes sale of collectors cars and automobilia.

CarTunes: another mixtape by Peter Counsell

Peter Counsell is back with another three CarTunes, with songs linked to drives in a Ford Fiesta XR2, Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet and Audi A6 Avant.

Something Wicked This Way Comes: The Large SUV

William Dickey returns to PetrolBlog with an objective analysis of current large SUV styling trends. This post contains horrifying and scary images.

It’s time to appreciate the Vauxhall Meriva VXR

PetrolBlog spots a Vauxhall Meriva VXR in the wild. The bonkers version of the practical mini-MPV arrived in 2006 and there are fewer than 200 in the UK.

10 of the best: a celebration of Baby Poo Yellow

In 2012, Jalopnik named Baby Poo Yellow (aka Baby Puke Yellow) as one of the worst car colours ever offered. PetrolBlog respectfully disagrees with this.

CarTunes: a mixtape by Kenny Smith

Friend of the show and Club PetrolBlog member Kenny Smith has wandered into the lock-up armed with his choice of CarTunes. He has an eclectric taste. Nice.

CLUB PETROLBLOG IS COMING SOON

PetrolBlog is written by freelance motoring writer Gavin Big-Surname.

Club PetrolBlog is coming soon and will be your chance to support the website by signing up for membership of the site. More details to follow.

Alternatively, please feel free to share the content you like with others. Thank you.

pump

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.

Get more Waffle

Sign up for even more waffle and bunk, news of special events and exclusive^ content delivered straight to your door.*

We promise never to sell your details to the Russians and will only send stuff that’s interesting to you.

^Exclusive doesn’t necessarily mean exciting. *Inbox

FROM

From France with Love (via Germany): Citroën C6

PetrolBlog stumbles across a video from 2006 in which Sean Connery drives a Citroën C6. Quite why it has taken us so long to discover it is anyone’s guess.

THE

Thank the Cadillac Allante for the Fiat Coupe

In his latest video, Matteo Licata explains how the failure of the Cadillac Allante led to the success of the Fiat Coupe. Like and subscribe, etc, etc.

ARCHIVES

Darren’s Audi 80 1.8S: an update

Darren’s been having a few issues with his Audi 80. Nobody said that running an old car was easy!

SERVICE AREA

SUPPORT PB! BUY STUFF

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.

GO TO THE CAR PARK

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

GO TO THE GARAGE

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