80s CARS

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.
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.