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New drivers – forget the A-Class and buy something cheap

According to Auto Trader, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is the best new car for new drivers. With a list price of £24,000, surely there’s been some mistake?

CarTunes: a mixtape by Graham Eason

PetrolBlog is fast becoming a home for words and pictures of a musical variety. Stay locked to this channel for the top CarTunes of Graham Eason. Not ‘alf.

The Nissan Pao is keeping me awake at night

The Nissan Pao was one of the four Pike Factory cars produced by Nissan in the late 1980s and early 90s. PetrolBlog has seen one and now it wants one.

The Ford Cortina: a listener’s top ten guide

Inspired by Peter Counsell’s recent CarTunes feature, William Dickey delivers a top ten countdown of songs containing an ode to the Ford Cortina.

Why PetrolBlog says it’s time to Save Our Scrap

The 2009 scrappage scheme had a devastating effect on the classic car industry. The Save Our Scrap (SOS) campaign is calling for a fairer scheme in 2020.

Introducing CarTunes: a mixtape by Peter Counsell

In a nod to Ken Bruce’s ‘Tracks of My Years’ feature, PetrolBlog introduces CarTunes. Songs that take you back to a specific journey in a specific car.

The French cars killed by scrappage: Peugeot

In the third and final installment, PetrolBlog looks at the number of Peugeot cars killed as part of the UK government’s scrappage scheme in 2009.

The French cars killed by scrappage: Citroën

There are rumours that the government will introduce a new scrappage scheme in 2020. With this in mind, here are the Citroën cars that were lost in 2009.

The French cars killed by scrappage: Renault

Around 390,000 cars were victims of the 2009 UK scrappage scheme. Here, PetrolBlog reveals the Renault cars that were lost, including two Clio Williams.

This unrestored Renault 6 looks almost perfect

There’s a Renault 6 L for sale on eBay. Key to its appeal is its original and unrestored condition. Wouldn’t it be great if the new owner kept it this way?

Bruce celebrates the glorious French tat of Argentina

Bruce Jamieson spent two months on holiday in South America. While he was there, he spotted an abundance of French tat in Argentina. Here are his pictures.

The Hyundai Genesis now costs less than a new i10

Five years ago, our man drove a new Hyundai Genesis 3.8-litre V6. It cost a massive £48k. Today, the price has dropped to £14k. Still want that VW Phaeton?

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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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Motorway walks for drivers and dogs!

PetrolBlog takes a look at an intriguingly named book called that invites people to enjoy ‘motorway walks for drivers and dogs’.

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Renault Kangoo: Van Extraordinaire

Dave Bicker returns to PetrolBlog with some words on the Renault Kangoo, or Van Extraordinaire.

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