80s CARS

3rd February 2014
Fiat Panda Terramare on the water

Are these the best Fiat Panda special editions of all-time?

Is the 4x4 Antarctica 'Penguin' the best Fiat Panda special edition of all-time? PetrolBlog takes a look at 30 years of Fiat Panda history to find out.
29th January 2014
MK1 Renault Espace and aircraft

Happy 30th birthday, grand-père: MK1 Renault Espace

It's 30 years since the original MK1 Renault Espace was born. After a very slow start, it went on to define the MPV sector. PetrolBlog says happy birthday.
21st January 2014
Rover 75 V8 on PetrolBlog

FailCar’s top ten modern classics with investment potential

FailCar is back to provide a list of FailSafe future classics worth ploughing your money into. PetrolBlog giving financial advice - what could go wrong?
10th December 2013
Nissan 100NX

Barker’s 10 worst Japanese coupes: an introduction

Chris Barker returns to PetrolBlog to spout some waffle on the terror of Japanese coupes. Only PetrolBlog has a bit of a problem. We happen to like them...
27th November 2013
Toyota Corolla 4WD 16v Estate with skis

Bangerwatch: Toyota Corolla 4WD Estate

With winter fast approaching, PetrolBlog is tempted by this delightfully retro Toyota Corolla 4WD Estate. Yours for about the price of a set of winter tyres
26th November 2013
1982 Honda Accord meets 2013 Accord Type-S

Soul survivor: MK2 Honda Accord Hondamatic

There's a new arrival on the PetrolBlog Fleet and it's in the shape of a 1982 Honda Accord Hondamatic. Say hello to the Honda and wave goodbye to the Audi.
9th October 2013
Talbot_Samba_Cabrio

Whatever happened to the Talbot Samba?

PetrolBlog asks, whatever happened to the Talbot Samba. Come on, when did you last see one? Guess how many are left. You may be surprised at the result.
29th August 2013
Japanese Integrale: Mazda 323 4x4 Turbo

Japanese Integrale: Mazda 323 4×4 Turbo

Blimey, when was the last time you saw a Mazda 323 4x4 Turbo in the wild? OK, so it may not be a poor man's Lancia Delta Integrale, but it remains very cool
22nd August 2013
Save it from the Banger Boys: Peugeot 604

Save it from the ‘Banger Boys’: Peugeot 604

PetrolBlog is going all weak at the knees over a Peugeot once again. This time it's the oft-forgotten Peugeot 604. Somebody save this one from the 'Banger Boys'.
20th August 2013
Peugeot 505 GTi for sale on eBay

Cool as Pug: Peugeot 505 GTi

PetrolBlog discovers a Peugeot 505 GTi for sale on eBay and concludes that, not only is it as cool as Pug, it's also better value than a £17m Ferrari.
19th August 2013
Whatever happened to...the Renault 14?

Whatever happened to the Renault 14?

It was launched as 'The Pear' and later nicknamed 'The Rotten Pear', but PetrolBlog asks, whatever happened to the Renault 14?
13th June 2013
1993 Volvo 940 S Auto Accrington Stanley

Accrington Stanley sign big Swede for European campaign

Stanley sign big Swede for European campaign! Accrington Stanley are raising money for a new bar and toilets by taking part in the Monte Carlo or Bust rally. In a Volvo.