80s CARS

23rd April 2014
Fresh MOT for PetrolBlog Honda Accord

Tried and tested: Honda Accord Hondamatic

Having survived the wet winter, the PetrolBlog Honda Accord Hondmatic returns from MOT test day with a completely clean bill of health. Amazing.
27th March 2014
H-reg Volkswagen Passat GT 16v estate

The Passat GT 16v that’s practically a MK2 Golf GTi

PetrolBlog falls in love with a Volkswagen Passat GT 16v, only to find that some lucky beggar has already secured it. Oh well, back to the search for a W8.
13th February 2014
Audi 80 on frosty morning

The 80 is back: Darren’s Audi 80 returns

The 80 is back! The wait is over. Having waited patiently for months, Darren finally gets a chance to rekindle his love affair with his lovely Audi 80.
10th February 2014
Atlantic Hotel Hamburg - Tomorrow Never Dies

The cars of the Tomorrow Never Dies car park

PetrolBlog asks, is the Tomorrow Never Dies car park - namely the Atlantic Hotel garage - the most PetrolBloggy car park in the world? It might just be.
4th February 2014
Red Fiat Tipo 2.0 16v

Reverting to Type: Fiat Tipo 16v

A seductive Italian has caught our attention, and we can't take our eyes off her. It's no good, we're falling for the charms of the Fiat Tipo 16v. Oh dear.
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.