Automotive waffle

PETROLBLOG 2019: New Year, Same Old Tat

Inspired by a Jalopnik post, PETROLBLOG wakes up in 2019 to discover that it owns a fleet of nine cars. So, what are PB’s New Year ‘wrencholutions’?

Click and Collect is a Christmas gift for drivers

PETROLBLOG takes the Citroën Xsara VTS shopping and reckons that Click and Collect is a Christmas gift for keen drivers. Here’s why.

Meet the only living Fiat Tempra in New York

How did you spend your honeymoon? Chances are it didn’t involve taking a Fiat Tempra on an 8,000-mile American adventure. We doff our hat to Jim and Alan.

Frankly, we don’t talk about the Peugeot 309 enough

The Peugeot 309 was developed as the Talbot Horizon but became the first Peugeot to be built in Britain. But it’s in danger of becoming extinct in the UK.

It’s time to appreciate the Mk3 Vauxhall Astra

PETROLBLOG spots a Mk3 Vauxhall Astra and wonders whether it’s time to appreciate the 90s hatchas a rising gem. Or, has PB been sniffing highlighter pens?

Blimey, Mazda has built a desirable Shatchback

You can come out from behind the sofa, because Mazda has just unveiled a desirable Shatchback at the Los Angeles Show of New Cars.

Regrets: how I blew my chance to own a Scirocco Storm

PETROLBLOG remembers the time it nearly bought a Scirocco Storm for the princely sum of £300, only to be denied by the cost of insurance.

I can’t stop looking at signs directing me to the airport

PETROLBLOG has discovered something about road signs directing us to the airport, and life will never be the same again.

I should love the Lancia Delta Futurista, but I don’t

The Automobili Amos Lancia Delta Futurista is the reimagining of a cult classic. So, why is PETROLBLOG left feeling so nonplussed?

Confession: my name’s Gavin and I love roof boxes

While others ogle supercars and members of the opposite sex, PETROLBLOG’s head is turned by cars with roof boxes. A problem shared, etc, etc.

Extreme #FrenchTat: the £100 Renault Laguna

It’s one of the most unreliable cars you can buy, so what’s a Renault Laguna doing on the PETROLBLOG fleet? Meet the #FrenchTat purchased for £100.

The Skoda 110 Super Sport Ferat was fangtastic

Based on the 1972 Skoda 110 Super Sport concept, the Skoda Ferat appeared in a movie about a vampire-like car that ran on blood. It’s fangtastic. Probably.