90s CARS

6th January 2021
Ford Escort best-selling car 1992

Revealed: The UK’s Best-Selling Cars of 1992

UK new car registrations in 2020 plunged to their lowest level since 1992. What were the best-selling cars in the year of the recession?
24th November 2020
Citroen ZX Furio

The Fast But Not Furious: Citroën ZX Furio

The Citroën ZX Furio was an insurance-friendly warm hatch powered by a 1.8-litre petrol engine. There's one for sale on Auto Trader. You should buy it.
16th November 2020
Camry Sport UK

Oxymoron: Why The Sport Failed to Save the Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry Sport was unveiled at the 1996 British Motor Show. It was designed to appeal to a youthful audience, but it failed to spice up the Camry.
11th November 2020
Mk1 Ford Focus Zetec three-door

Bangerwatch: Mk1 Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec

Bangerwatch is back. PetrolBlog reckons that the Mk1 Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec could be the ultimate budget all-rounder. Top Gear's Chris Haris agrees!
11th November 2020
Robert Woodhead in boot of Bristol

These Bristol Cars press photos are delightfully British

Bristol Cars was wound up in March 2020, bringing to a close 73 years of eccentric British motoring history. Here are some delightfully British press photos
10th November 2020
Daihatsu Sirion for sale

This Daihatsu Sirion is a wheel trim away from perfection

There's a Daihatsu Sirion for sale on Auto Trader. It's next owner will probably be its last, which is why PetrolBlog wants to spend the winter months in it
4th November 2020
Fiat Tipo 16v

Club PetrolBlog: Best Cars of the 1990s

Club PetrolBlog members were sent an email about a competition to win a copy of the book Cars We Loved in the 1990s. Here are the best responses.
29th October 2020
FFB Classic 570 motorhome storage

Elaine Beige has Become a Big White Elephant

It hasn't been a good year for Elaine Beige the FFB Classic 570. Months in storage, weeks at a garage, and not a single night spent away from home. Oh dear.
26th October 2020
Red Citroen ZX 16v

Citroën ZX 16v: The Hot Hatch The 90s Forgot

There are just four examples of the Citroën ZX 16v taxed in the UK. Is the hottest version of the Citroën ZX hatchback endanger of extinction?
23rd October 2020
Volvo 850 SE and field

Volvo 850 SE: Gone But Not Forgotten

Chris Barker returns to the pages of PetrolBlog to pen a poignant farewell to his trusty Volvo 850 SE. An epic beard meets black steelies. Great combo.
24th August 2020
Baby Poo Yellow Honda HR-V

10 of the best: a celebration of Baby Poo Yellow

In 2012, Jalopnik named Baby Poo Yellow (aka Baby Puke Yellow) as one of the worst car colours ever offered. PetrolBlog respectfully disagrees with this.
20th August 2020
Proton Saga launch 1985

Celebrating 35 years of the orgasmic Proton Saga

The first Proton Saga rolled off the production line in Malaysia in July 1985. Four years later, the first Proton arrived in the UK, with prices from £5,999