Automotive waffle

23rd August 2019
Vauxhall Insignia spotted in Blinded by the Light

Blinded by the Insignia on the M1 motorway

A Vauxhall Insignia was spotted in Blinded by the Light, a film set in the 1980s. This highlights the perils of watching films when you're a car enthusiast.
8th June 2019
Peugeot 406 Coupe V6 for sale

Should I rescue a Peugeot 406 Coupe?

PetrolBlog stumbles across a Peugeot 406 Coupe V6 which just happens to be for sale. The question is: should it be rescued? Answers on a postcard, please.
6th June 2019
FFB Classic 570 in North Devon

The FFB Classic 570 is bonkers, brilliant and very beige

Introducing the latest member of the PetrolBlog fleet: the very beige Tabbert FFB Classic 570 motorhome, which is based on a 1991 Fiat Ducato.
5th June 2019
Red Renault Twingo plushie

Man, I want a Renault Twingo plushie

It has taken the discovery of a Mk1 Renault Twingo plushie to wake PetrolBlog from its slumber. It's a joyful thing, and goodness knows we need more joy.
3rd January 2019
Renault Clio Baccara rear

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'?
14th December 2018
Click and Collect

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.
13th December 2018
Fiat Tempra in New York

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.
11th December 2018
Peugeot 309 SR

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.
3rd December 2018
Vauxhall Astra Mk3

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 hatch as a rising gem. Or, has PB been sniffing highlighter pens?
30th November 2018
Mazda 3 Shatchback profile

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.
23rd November 2018
Mk1 Volkswagen Scirocco Storm

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.
20th September 2018
Glasgow Airport sign

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.