Automotive waffle

1st January 2012

Happy New PetrolBlog Score

PetrolBlog sees in the new year with a new scoring system. It might just help to decide which car gets the title of PetrolBlog Car of the Year 2011. Happy New Year!
22nd December 2011
Merry Christmas from PetrolBlog

Merry Christmas from PetrolBlog

A Christmas message from PetrolBlog. Email subscribers would have received an e-card already, but there's some additional blog content here. Merry Shatchmas!
21st December 2011
nicole papa

And the Shatchback of the Year 2011 is…

You've been voting with your feet and have stuck the boot in to our list of gloriously awful Shatchbacks. But who has picked up the Golden Boot for Shatchback of the Year 2011?
16th December 2011
Dongfeng Peugeot 207 Sedan

The Golden Boot: Vote for your Shatchback of the Year 2011

It's time to award the Golden Boot to the Shatchback of the Year 2011 and your votes are required. Vote for the most hideous Shatchback ever to appear on PetrolBlog.
27th November 2011
peugeot 205 xs

Ask PetrolBlog: Sam bangs the drums

In a first for PetrolBlog, we are asked to provide some advice to a reader. What drivers' car should be bought with a budget of £1,500? We pick ten candidates.
24th November 2011
Fog lights on Mitsubishi Colt Ralliart

For fog’s sake – switch them off

As winter rolls around, Britain is once again gripped by the fog light epidemic. For fog's sake, is it really so hard to understand how to use them?
23rd November 2011
Jaguar XKR-S

Recession buster: Jaguar XKR-S

PetrolBlog drives the sublime Jaguar XKR-S and comes up with an unlikely plan. Is this the car that can drag Britain out of recession?
21st November 2011

Brief encounter: SsangYong Korando EX

Location: Bowood Hotel, Wiltshire Date: 5th October 2011 Korando. It sounds like the name of a detective in a US cop show from the 1970s. He’d […]
19th November 2011
Proton Exora

Brief encounter: Proton Exora

PetrolBlog drives the Proton Exora MPV in the UK - a car that's destined to arrive on these shores in 2012.
19th November 2011
Citroën Visa GTI

FailCar visits the NEC Classic Motor Show

FailCar took a wander around the NEC Classic Motor Show and picked out his favourite cars for PetrolBlog. Warning, reading this could seriously damage your wealth.
8th November 2011
First Drive: New 2012 Suzuki Swift Sport

First Drive: New 2012 Suzuki Swift Sport

PetrolBlog heads out to Barcelona to test drive the new and 'improved' Suzuki Swift Sport. Here are some thoughts...
2nd November 2011
Ullo John Gotta A New Motor

Car Geek Alert: Ullo John! Gotta New Motor?

PetrolBlog stumbles across the video to Alexei Sayle's 'Ullo John! Gotta New Motor?' and discovers that it's a retro car fan's dream!