Almost no overpayment: new convertibles out of the luxury tax
A convertible, especially a new one, cannot be called a pragmatic purchase - it is in any case a toy. However, the so-called luxury tax does not want to pay…

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A simple solution: how to drive a new Nissan crossover every year
Most of the buyers of new cars are still acting “in the old manner”, buying a car on credit, and having paid it, they sell a car in three years…

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In search of lost sportiness: whether to buy a Honda Accord VIII
Honda Accord in the seventh generation has earned the image of a stylish and interesting car, as well as a claim to dynamism. The eighth generation added the status of…

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Karapet and Mihleon: unknown Soviet experimental cars
If we are not too lazy to rummage in the yellowed Soviet books, magazines, newspapers and penetrate the depths of the archives of the domestic auto industry, we face an…

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Like the Impreza, only more: is it worth buying a Subaru Forester II
Subaru is a permanent four-wheel drive, the legendary boxer engines and driving pleasure: this is the perfect image of these Japanese cars. But in practice it turns out that the…

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Dead end: why GAZ-3111 did not become a mass car

Already in the late eighties, a few years before the official “demise” of the USSR, each fundamentally new model was given to Soviet automobile plants with great difficulty. The exception is perhaps the VAZ with its “figure of eight”, which managed to launch it even before the restructuring. But the Zaporozhye Tavriya, a front-wheel Moskvich and other cars, markedly different from their predecessors, got up on the conveyor with great difficulties, and many did not become serial at all. Continue reading

The Future is Yesterday: Audi Q4 e-tron concept review and video

At the Geneva Motor Show, we were not able to clarify with Audi technicians what the cost per kilowatt-hour of the high-voltage Audi Q4 e-tron battery is, how many years it can retain the original capacity, and who the cell supplier is for it. Even about the chemical formula of the cathode did not know – “no data.” But all these are important characteristics of the battery. Meanwhile, this does not mean that the new compact Audi Q4 e-tron electric crossover is not worth talking about. Continue reading

Five reasons to love and hate Renault Fluence
Renault Fluence has never been a hit and bestseller. There were no queues behind this model, and it was not necessary to wait for many months to receive your car…

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Not cheap, but angry: review and video of Skoda Scala
Unlike its platform platform relative, Skoda Kamiq, another 2019 Geneva premiere, the Skoda Scala hatchback, will definitely not appear in Russia - at least in the foreseeable future. It remains…

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