90s CARS

28th June 2011
Sao Penza

The hunt for Sao Penza

According to howmanyleft.co.uk, there is only one Sao Penza left (legally) roaming the streets of Britain. That’s right, just one Sao Penza. And you’d forgotten all […]
20th June 2011
Volvo 480 ES rear

Bangerwatch: the Volvo 480

PetrolBlog launches a new series called Bangerwatch and kicks off with the Volvo 480. Sadly you won't find Kate Humble here.
6th June 2011
Honda Accord 2.2i VTEC in Devizes

Honda Accord Type-Shed: an update

Two months and 1,781 miles of life with the PetrolBlog Shed. So how is the Honda Accord Type-Shed performing so far?
3rd May 2011

Here’s one they made earlier: Nissan Micra

Glam metal band Cinderella once sang that you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. Many a true word spoken by the long haired rockers […]
11th April 2011
Honda Accord Shed

PetrolBlog buys a shed

Inspired by James Ruppert and Bangernomics, PetrolBlog buys a shed. Surely this can only end in tears? Driving on a wing and a prayer. And a budget.
9th December 2010
John Lewis Christmas

An old Alfa is for life, not just for Christmas

It is the kind of detail only a petrolhead would notice. Forget the controversy surrounding a cold dog, I doth my cap to John Lewis for […]
17th August 2010
Nissan Rasheen

Major Oddity: Nissan Rasheen

The Nissan X-Trail has been around for the best part of a decade and as such is quite a common sight on Britain’s roads. But there’s […]
15th June 2010
Ford Probe 24v

Car Confessional: Skoda Superb and Ford Probe

Skeletons in the closet and guilty pleasures. PetrolBlog enters the confessional and declares a fondness for the Skoda Superb and Ford Probe.
12th May 2010
Sao Penza

Whatever happened to the Sao Penza?

Remember the Sao Penza? The South African-built hatchback was essentially a rebadged Mazda 323. Good luck spotting one on Britain's roads.
7th May 2010
VW Polo Harlequin

Yesterday’s Specials…VW Polo Harlequin

PetrolBlog takes look at the VW Polo Harlequin, Volkswagen's version of Joseph's Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Only with less singing. And no coat.
28th March 2010
The biggest name in small cars: Daihatsu Cuore Avanzato

Daihatsu Avanzato: The biggest name in small cars

PetrolBlog travels to London to buy a Daihatsu Cuore Avanzato TR-XX R4. Here's the story so far, including a report from the journey home.
25th March 2010
Fiat Panda Italia 90

Yesterday’s Specials: Fiat Panda Italia 90

The Fiat Panda Italia 90 was the one of the best – and worst – special editions to grace the planet. Shouldn't more cars come with football hubcaps?