Automotive waffle

30th October 2019
Was Quentin Willson right about the Citroen Xsara Coupe

Was Quentin Willson right about the Citroën Xsara Coupe?

It's fair to say that Quentin Willson wasn't a fan of the Citroën Xsara Coupe, slamming its styling and interior ambience. But was Mr Two Ls right?
26th October 2019
Citroen AX 4x4 on rocks

Citroën AX 4×4: French mountain goat

Launched in 1991, the Citroën AX 4x4 was the French answer to the Fiat Panda 4x4. It's what the French snow plough driver would have driven. Probably.
21st October 2019
Renault 5 GTX

Remember when the Renault 5 GTX was the stuff of nightmares?

Nicholas Parsons, deranged socialites and a traffic warden scoffing eggs, it can only be the frankly terrifying advert for the Renault 5 GTX. Who's Sarah?
17th October 2019
Lancia Thesis and fountain

It’s time to appreciate the Lancia Thesis

A decade has passed since we waved goodbye to the Lancia Thesis. PetrolBlog asks: is it time to reevaulate the misunderstood Italian saloon?
3rd September 2019
Citroen Mehari in Brittany

Is Méhari Man living the French dream?

PetrolBlog is back from a week in Brittany, which can mean only one thing: it's time to ponder whether 'Méhari Man' is living the French dream.
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.