Automotive waffle

23rd November 2020
2021 Toyota Camry side view

The 2021 Toyota Camry Isn’t Inspirational – But That’s OK

The UK 2021 Toyota Camry was unveiled today. If the GR Yaris entered with a bang, news of the Camry was greeted more with a whimper. But that's OK.
20th November 2020
PetrolBlog MOT Pickers

MOT Pickers: Not Coming to a TV Near You Soon

Inspired by Motor Pickers, PetrolBlog introduces MOT Pickers, the show in which you can risk £500 of your own money on cars of varying degrees of quality.
19th November 2020
Horse and Suzuki Vitara

Much Like The Horse, Your Car Will Live On

The horse survived the industrial revolution, the mechanisation of farming and the war. Your petrol car will have little trouble surviving the 2030 ban.
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.
12th November 2020
Valet Parking in Cheap Car

The Joy of Valet Parking in a Cheap Car

In the film Beverly Hills Cop, Axel Foley turns up at the valet parking lot in a cheap and battered Chevy Nova. You should try it. No really, you should.
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
6th November 2020
Volkswagen Golf Rallye UK

I’m an Idiot: The Cars I Should Have Kept

Having owned 50+ cars in my lifetime, there are bound to be a few I regret selling. Here are 10 of the best that provide the proof that i'm an idiot.
5th November 2020
Chris Goffey dog

Dog Gear: Is Chris Goffey Really on Twitter?

In January, Chris Goffey tweeted that his dog was feeling a bit sad. The question is: is it the real Chris Goffey and is his dog feeling alright?
1st November 2020
1988 Toyota Space Cruiser 2.0 GL

Ace Race: The Toyota Space Cruiser Was No Oddity

A Toyota Space Cruiser is going under the hammer at the forthcoming Barons Autumn Classic sale. The pioneering people carrier is a PetrolBlog favourite.
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?