Automotive waffle

5th September 2018
Automobil Amos Lancia Delta

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?
30th August 2018
Dacia Logan MCV Stepway Laureate

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.
29th August 2018
Renault Laguna 1.9 dci Dynamique

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.
13th August 2018
Skoda 110 Super Sport Ferat

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.
11th August 2018
Toyota Sprinter Carib Z Touring

Spotted: Toyota Sprinter Carib Z Touring

PETROLBLOG spots a Toyota Sprinter Carib Z Touring in the wild and gets very excited. So excited, that it penned 550 words. You know you want it.
8th August 2018
Renault 16 Coupe-Cabriolet

The Renault 16 coupe-cabriolet that never was

The Renault 16 coupe-cabriolet was developed alongside the pioneering hatchback, but the project was canned on the grounds of cost. A missed opportunity?
7th August 2018

Full stop: the Fiat Punto is dead

Twenty-five years after its launch, the Fiat Punto is dead. PETROLBLOG says arrivederci and mourns the demise of the stylish supermini.
2nd August 2018

Pick-up and play: Proton Jumbuck GTI

Take a 2005 Proton Jumbuck GL, add some bits and pieces from a Satria GTI and what you have got? A Proton Jumbuck GTI, of course. Nice.
26th July 2018

It’s time to appreciate the Hyundai Matrix

Fancy a little Pininfarina glamour on your driveway? Forget Ferraris and French fancies, PETROLBLOG reckons you should take a look at the Hyundai Matrix
25th July 2018

Skoda Favorit saved from the scrapheap is a brilliant first car

PetrolBlog attends the Haynes Breakfast Club and falls in love with a Skoda Favorit LXI owned by 17-year-old George Fooks. It's a very cool first car.
29th June 2018

The Little Chef is dead and that makes me sad

The Little Chef: born in 1958, died in 2018. I shouldn't care that the roadside restaurant is dead, but for some reason I miss the red sign of nostalgia.
5th June 2018
Dacia Duster Access

The UN-spec Dacia Duster Access 4×4 bites the dust

The all-new second-generation Dacia Duster goes on sale on 11 June, but the UN-spec Access 4x4 has been consigned to the history books.