80s CARS

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

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.
3rd August 2016
Fiat Ritmo

Fiat Strada: Rhythm is beautiful

PetrolBlog stumbles across some wonderful footage of the Fiat Ritmo (Strada) and requests that Fiat's oddball is given greater respect.
2nd August 2016
Project AX restoration on PetrolBlog

The Citroën AX GT will live again (touch wood)

Finally, work has started on restoring PetrolBlog's Citroën AX GT to former glory. There's a long way to go, but with a strong wind she might rise again.
11th May 2016
Renault 14 TS

The Renault 14 was ‘quite a nice car’

Nice pear? According to a 1983 review in the Motorists Guide, the Renault 14 was 'quite a nice car', but one that was unlikely impress the neighbours.
12th April 2016
93 VW Corrado VR6

Back for good: Volkswagen Corrado VR6

After an absence of seven years, the Volkswagen Corrado VR6 has returned to the PetrolBlog fold. This time, it's for good.
21st March 2016
Mk2 Honda Accord and AA truck

Honda Accord hates winter storage, throws a hissy fit

She's been in winter storage for six months and it's fair to say she didn't enjoy the experience. A few problems later and the Honda Accord is home. Just.
17th March 2016

Auto Trader Mandy and her topless Vauxhall Cavalier

Twenty years ago, when you advertised a car for sale in the Auto Trader, Mandy would arrive in her topless Vauxhall Cavalier.