WHATEVER HAPPENED TO?

4th May 2020
Proton Coupe on the beach

Whatever happened to the Proton Coupe?

The Proton Coupe launched in the UK in 1997, around the same time as the Ford Puma. In this respect, it never stood a chance, but it had other issues, too.
21st December 2018
Volkswagen K70

Whatever happened to the Volkswagen K70?

Designed and developed by NSU, the Volkswagen K70 represented a turning point in the history of VW, but today it is all but forgotten. Which is a shame.
23rd August 2018
Renault 18 Turbo

Whatever happened to the Renault 18 Turbo?

The Renault 18 Turbo: the first mass-market turbocharged car and the first from a volume manufacturer. Let's celebrates the turbo saloon for the common man.
10th August 2018
Whatever happened to the Saab 90?

Whatever happened to the Saab 90?

With the front end of the Saab 99 and the rear end of a Saab 900, the Saab 90 was a bit of an oddball. A compromised saloon or the best of both worlds?
28th July 2018
Renault 6 in Cornwall

Whatever happened to the Renault 6?

French fancy: To mark 50 years since its launch in Paris, PetrolBlog asks: whatever happened to the Renault 6 family car?
14th August 2014
Whatever happened to the Fiat Argenta

Whatever happened to the Fiat Argenta?

Hands up if you remember the Fiat Argenta. Anyone? No? OK, well let PetrolBlog take you down memory lane as we pay tribute to the oft-forgotten ‘luxury car’
7th August 2014
Whatever happened to the Daihatsu Applause?

Whatever happened to the Daihatsu Applause?

With only 16 cars left on the road, the Daihatsu Applause is close to extinction in the UK. Time to save the car that put two fingers up at the Shatchback?
9th October 2013
Talbot_Samba_Cabrio

Whatever happened to the Talbot Samba?

PetrolBlog asks, whatever happened to the Talbot Samba. Come on, when did you last see one? Guess how many are left. You may be surprised at the result.
19th August 2013
Whatever happened to...the Renault 14?

Whatever happened to the Renault 14?

It was launched as 'The Pear' and later nicknamed 'The Rotten Pear', but PetrolBlog asks, whatever happened to the Renault 14?
12th June 2013
Whatever happened to...the Talbot Solara?

Whatever happened to the Talbot Solara?

The Talbot Solara is an early example of a Shatchback, being as it was, a saloon version of the Alpine. PetrolBlog asks, whatever happened to the Talbot Solara?
14th May 2013
Whatever happened to: the Renault 25?

Whatever happened to the Renault 25?

PetrolBlog asks: whatever happened to the Renault 25? With a Gandini-designed interior and the sumptuous Bacarra version, the 25 needs more respect.
19th October 2012
Vauxhall Chevette

Vauxhall Chevette: Whatever you want it to be

PetrolBlog took a trip down memory lane and drove a 1982 Vauxhall Chevette L around the streets of Luton