80s CARS

28th January 2016
Sexy Volvo 780 Coupe

Why the Volvo 780 is sexier than the P1800

It's generally accepted that the P1800 is the sexiest Volvo ever made. But PetrolBlog begs to differ. Step forward the glorious Volvo 780 coupe.
26th January 2016
Citroens for sale at Retromobile 2016

10 Citroëns to fall in love with at the Rétromobile sale

From a 1961 Citroën 2CV Sahara to a 2007 Citroën C6, we list 10 cars most likely to appeal when part of the Trigano collection is auctioned at Retromobile.
7th January 2016
Audi 80 B2

Regrets: Audi 80 GLE

Would you buy an Audi 80 GLE without driving it first and having only viewed it in the dark and rain? PetrolBlog did and lived to regret it.
5th January 2016
Renault 5 Gordini

Billy and the Renault 5 Gordini

Line up your cheese footballs and don your party hats, because the Renault 5 Gordini – or more specifically, the Renault 5 Alpine – is turning 40 […]
21st October 2015
1984 MG Maestro 1600

I drove an MG Maestro 1600 and it wasn’t rubbish

My nine-year-old self was in his element when I finally got the chance to drive an MG Maestro 1600. Was it worth the 30-year wait? You bet it was.
15th October 2015
Mercedes-Benz 230E on PetrolBlog

Oh Lord, I’ve bought a Mercedes-Benz W123

Wait, what? PetrolBlog has actually bought a socially-acceptable classic car? Introducing the Mercedes-Benz W123. It's very gold.
22nd September 2015
Rear of Honda Jazz Si

Is the Honda Jazz Si the new Citroën AX GT?

Daniel Bevis spends a week with a Honda Jazz Si to find out if it's the modern equivalent of the Citroën AX GT.
30th July 2015
AMC Eagle 2-door saloon

AMC Eagle: the original crossover?

PetrolBlog is off to test the all-new Volvo S60 Cross Country. So naturally it's time to salute the AMC Eagle - the original American crossover.
2nd July 2015
Volkswagen Polo Transfer in France

Vantastique! Volkswagen Polo Transfer

PetrolBlog brings you the latest Transfer news from France. Introducing the Volkswagen Polo Transfer - built in Germany, converted in France. Vantastique!
30th June 2015
Orange Fiat 131 Racing

Orange crush: Fiat 131 Racing

Now PetrolBlog is really spoiling you. Having spotted an orange Fiat 131 Racing in rural Germany, we had to take some photos and write some words.
30th June 2015
Ford Capri 280 nostalgia

Ford Capri 280: Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be

Nostalgia: Peter Counsell winds the clock back to spend some quality time with a Ford Capri 280 whilst retracing some of his old steps.
18th June 2015
Matra Murena - Europe's forgotten sports car

Talbot-Matra Murena: Europe’s forgotten sports car

David Milloy remembers the Talbot-Matra Murena, the final sports car Matra would ever make and a car that's all but forgotten in the UK. PB flies the flag.