80s CARS

21st October 2019
Renault 5 GTX

Remember when the Renault 5 GTX was the stuff of nightmares?

Nicholas Parsons, deranged socialites and a traffic warden scoffing eggs, it can only be the frankly terrifying advert for the Renault 5 GTX. Who's Sarah?
11th December 2018
Peugeot 309 SR

Frankly, we don’t talk about the Peugeot 309 enough

The Peugeot 309 was developed as the Talbot Horizon but became the first Peugeot to be built in Britain. But it's in danger of becoming extinct in the UK.
5th September 2018
Automobil Amos Lancia Delta

I should love the Lancia Delta Futurista, but I don’t

The Automobili Amos Lancia Delta Futurista is the reimagining of a cult classic. So, why is PETROLBLOG left feeling so nonplussed?
23rd August 2018
Renault 18 Turbo

Whatever happened to the Renault 18 Turbo?

The Renault 18 Turbo: the first mass-market turbocharged car and the first from a volume manufacturer. Let's celebrates the turbo saloon for the common man.
13th August 2018
Skoda 110 Super Sport Ferat

The Skoda 110 Super Sport Ferat was fangtastic

Based on the 1972 Skoda 110 Super Sport concept, the Skoda Ferat appeared in a movie about a vampire-like car that ran on blood. It's fangtastic. Probably.
10th August 2018
Whatever happened to the Saab 90?

Whatever happened to the Saab 90?

With the front end of the Saab 99 and the rear end of a Saab 900, the Saab 90 was a bit of an oddball. A compromised saloon or the best of both worlds?
28th April 2017
Why the Daihatsu Charade XTE is the best car in the world

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?
20th April 2017
Renault-20-1976

Tangerine Dream: Renault 20 TS

PetrolBlog stumbles across a Dutch TV ad for the Renault 20 TS, complete with evocative Tangerine Dream soundtrack.
28th September 2016
Renault 7 Spain

Spanish Shatchback: 3 into 5 makes the Renault 7

PetrolBlog makes a case for the defence of the Spanish Renault 7, arguing that it deserves to be categorised as a good Shatchback. What do you think?
20th September 2016
Citroen CX Chocky gif

PetrolBlog in Unexpected Places: Chocky

It's time for another update of 'PetrolBlog in Unexpected Places', which this time features Chocky and a delightful Citroën CX Familiale.
19th September 2016
richard grant accessories

Spoiler alert: Richard Grant added plastic; fantastic?

PetrolBlog stumbles across an advert for Richard Grant Accessories and starts to reminisce about the days when plastic was fantastic. Of sorts.
16th September 2016
Honda Jazz advert

This Honda Jazz ad will funk up your Friday

PetrolBlog stumbles across a German television ad for the original Honda Jazz. It's guaranteed to funk up your Friday.