90s CARS

6th May 2020
Volkswagen Corrado shooting brake concept

The Volkswagen Corrado ‘Aerodeck’ was nearly a thing

Herbert Schafer had visions of the Corrado looking more like a shooting brake, while some at VW wanted to see pop-up headlights. Wolfsburg's Aerodeck?
4th May 2020
Proton Coupe on the beach

Whatever happened to the Proton Coupe?

The Proton Coupe launched in the UK in 1997, around the same time as the Ford Puma. In this respect, it never stood a chance, but it had other issues, too.
28th April 2020
Seat Marbella Playa living the dream

The Seat Marbella Playa was a 90s lifestyle concept

Seat unveiled the Marbella Playa at the 1991 Frankfurt Motor Show. It's one of the most 90s concept cars you're ever likely to see. Because lifestyle, innit
15th April 2020
Nigel Taylor and the Renault Avantime fleet

The man who bought NINE Renault Avantimes

In 2003, this head of a computer firm rolled the dice by purchasing NINE Renault Avantimes. Somebody give the man a drink to go with his brave pills.
14th April 2020
Daihatsu Move

Remember when Daihatsu outgunned Audi?

In the year 2000, Daihatsu offered no fewer than eight different model lines in the UK, including the Move, Grand Move, Sirion and Fourtrak.
8th April 2020
Nissan Almera Tino really on it

Will nobody think of the Nissan Almera Tino?

The Nissan Almera Tino mini-MPV won't encourage many somersaults or fist pumps, but you're free to call it a ‘fat Nissan Almera’ if you like.
7th April 2020
Peugeot 406 Coupe facelift

The ugly face of the Peugeot 406 Coupe

The 406 Coupe wasn't in need of a facelift, but that didn't stop Peugeot from taking to a scalpel to its beautiful face in 2003.
1st April 2020
The PetrolBlog Fleet

VIDEO: Here’s the entire PetrolBlog fleet in 20 minutes

PetrolBlog has done a video introducing the entire fleet of 13 cars. It's not very good, but if you're having trouble sleeping, it might be worth a watch.
20th February 2020
Citroen Xsara Enterprise

The Citroën Xsara Enterprise was a tax-dodging starship trooper

The Citroën Xsara Enterprise was a van based on the Xsara estate. But did you know there was also an Irish market van based on the Xsara Coupe?
23rd January 2020
Ford Escort Seeka with awning open

Just the fax: The Ford Escort Seeka was great outdoors

PetrolBlog remembers the Ford Escort Seeka, an outdoor leisure vehicle designed by Ghia. The forward-thinking show car included a dash-mounted fax machine.
2nd January 2020
Mazda 323 Coupe review

Anonymous rarity: Mazda 323 Coupe

Reader Ben Day has written some words on his super-rare Mazda 323 Coupe. It features a PetrolBlog sticker, so it must be good.
22nd December 2019
Renault Safrane at Fleet

The £200 Safrane is proof that Christmas miracles DO happen

The £200 Renault Safrane has made it home to PBHQ without drama or fuss. It could be the best car PetrolBlog has ever bought – Christmas miracles do happen.