26th July 2018

It’s time to appreciate the Hyundai Matrix

Fancy a little Pininfarina glamour on your driveway? Forget Ferraris and French fancies, PETROLBLOG reckons you should take a look at the Hyundai Matrix
25th July 2018

Skoda Favorit saved from the scrapheap is a brilliant first car

PETROLBLOG attends the Haynes Breakfast Club and falls in love with a Skoda Favorit LXI owned by 17-year-old George Fooks. As first cars go, this one is rather special
29th June 2018

The Little Chef is dead and that makes me sad

The Little Chef: born in 1958, died in 2018. I shouldn't care that the roadside restaurant is dead, but for some reason I miss the red sign of nostalgia
5th June 2018
Dacia Duster Access

The UN-spec Dacia Duster Access 4×4 bites the dust

The all-new second-generation Dacia Duster goes on sale on 11 June, but the UN-spec Access 4x4 has been consigned to the history books.
30th May 2018
Renault Captur in Huelgoat

The curse of the crossover is killing French tat

Today, as I meandered my way across the French countryside, I was tailgated by a French driver in a French car. Nothing new about that. If […]
28th April 2017
Why the Daihatsu Charade XTE is the best car in the world

Why the Daihatsu Charade XTE is the best car in the world

PETROLBLOG dons its rose-tinted spectacles to pose the unlikely question: is the Daihatsu Charade XTE the best car in the world? Well, is it?
27th April 2017
Skoda's decision to kill the Yeti is abominable

Skoda’s decision to kill the Yeti is abominable

According to Autocar, the Skoda Yeti is set to replaced by a new, characterless model called the Karoq. Oh dear.
20th April 2017
Renault-20-1976

Tangerine Dream: Renault 20 TS

PetrolBlog stumbles across a Dutch TV ad for the Renault 20 TS, complete with evocative Tangerine Dream soundtrack.
19th April 2017
Car industry admits: 'We've run out of names'

Car industry admits: ‘We’ve run out of names’

As Vauxhall names its large SUV the Grandland X, the car industry is forced to admit ‘we've run out of names'.
13th April 2017
PetrolBlog dishes out awards at the New York Auto Show

PetrolBlog dishes out awards at the New York Auto Show

PetrolBlog is in New York, New York for the 117th New York International Auto Show, which just happens to be in New York.* We wandered along […]