80s CARS

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.
14th May 2015
Red Renault 11 Turbo phase 2

Renault 11 Turbo: best of the breed?

Forget the 205 and Golf GTI. For David Milloy there's only one 80s hot hatch - the brilliant Renault 11 Turbo. He should know - he actually owned one.
17th February 2015
Out of hibernation - MK2 Honda Accord

Out of hibernation: MK2 Honda Accord

Shamefully, it's eight months since the MK2 Honda Accord last hit the road. But this weekend she sprung into life, with only a small amount of assistance.
10th February 2015
Pontiac Stinger concept

Six bizarre concept cars of the 80s and 90s

Natasha Colyer has gone back to the future to look at a selection of concept cars from the 1980s and 1990s. You may wish to use shades when reading this.
14th August 2014
Whatever happened to the Fiat Argenta

Whatever happened to the Fiat Argenta?

Hands up if you remember the Fiat Argenta. Anyone? No? OK, well let PetrolBlog take you down memory lane as we pay tribute to the oft-forgotten ‘luxury car’
8th August 2014
1989 Nissan Prairie Anniversary II

Bangerwatch: 1989 Nissan Prairie

PetrolBlog finds a Nissan Prairie for sale and immediately mounts a case for its place in the automotive hall of fame. You're not convinced, are you?
30th July 2014
Renault 21 GTS

Renault 21: more than just a number

More than just a number? In 1989, the Renault 21 starred in a classic TV ad, based on the cult TV series, The Prisoner. It even escaped from the Village.