Automotive waffle

2nd August 2016
Project AX restoration on PetrolBlog

The Citroën AX GT will live again (touch wood)

Finally, work has started on restoring PetrolBlog's Citroën AX GT to former glory. There's a long way to go, but with a strong wind she might rise again.
2nd August 2016
Daewoo Kalos Blue driving

Daewoo Kalos Blue: the worst ‘hot’ hatch of the noughties?

The Daewoo Kalos Blue dared to go where no previous Daewoo had gone before: in pursuit of sporting greatness. Was it the worst 'hot' hatch of the noughties?
29th July 2016
Renault Olympique Albertville 1992

The Renault Olympic 92 range was a bit of all-white

In 1992, Renault lent 1,500 cars to the Olympic Organisation Committee for the Winter Games in Albertville. The limited edition cars were rather special.
26th July 2016
Citroen DS Pallas

Hands up if you think the DS is a Citroën

Citroën has chosen to airbrush the DS and SM from its family tree, a decision that has left PetrolBlog feeling a little irritated. Sacrebleu, etc.
21st July 2016
2000 Megane Cabriolet roof down

Rescued three goats; bought a Renault Megane Cabriolet

PetrolBlog travels to Dorset to buy three goats and ends up returning home in a Renault Megane Cabriolet. Needless to say, the goats travelled separately
13th July 2016
Lada Granta Sport

The Lada Granta Sport is a 1990s throwback

PetrolBlog has spent too much time reading about the Lada Granta Sport and immediately places it near the top of its virtual shopping list.
6th July 2016
2016 Nissan Note Black Edition

Nissan Note Black Edition: humdrum to holy moly

The Nissan Note Black Edition: the best looking B-road obstacle the world has ever seen? PetrolBlog thinks so.
30th June 2016
Scrap motorway hard shoulder

Hard shoulder plans leave motorists ‘shocked and appalled’

Government plan to convert hundreds of miles of hard shoulder into permanent motorway lanes has left Britain's motorists 'shocked and appalled'
24th June 2016

Can I have a quick pee please, Bob?

On the UK motorway network, there's no such thing as a quick wee. Spending a penny requires time, patience and a very strong bladder.
28th May 2016
Skoda Citigo Monte Carlo Grand Prix

Move over Monaco, we want the St Ives Grand Prix

Would St Ives be the perfect town to host a British equivalent of the Monaco Grand Prix? It’s a question nobody has ever asked, but PetrolBlog […]
11th May 2016
Renault 14 TS

The Renault 14 was ‘quite a nice car’

Nice pear? According to a 1983 review in the Motorists Guide, the Renault 14 was 'quite a nice car', but one that was unlikely impress the neighbours.
4th May 2016
Renault 4 Glitterball

PetrolBlog in Unexpected Places: The Glitterball

Hands up if you remember The Glitterball film of 1977. It was one of the Children’s Film Foundation movies, many of which seemed to be screened […]