Testing the Mazda CX-9. Facelift without facelift
Mazda invited journalists to the Murmansk region to familiarize themselves with its updated flagship - as if emphasizing that the car, which is being produced for Russia in Vladivostok, is…

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Looking for the perfect crossover: Forester, X-Trail, Tucson
What is better - “purely Japanese” by origin of the fifth generation Subaru Forester on a completely new modular platform SGP or thoroughly adapted for Russia during the recent restyling…

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Fiat Punto : Like adults
The new “Punto”, like the previous one, is striking in the number of modifications: as many as eight engines, including one turbodiesel and mixed (gas-gasoline), four types of transmission (two…

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Self-made cars in the USSR: how and why did they appear so much?

Soviet Union and the socialist countries, people built their own cars. Surprisingly, not only mechanics and engineers, but even musicians and cosmonauts, doctors and teachers were able to do it. Now it looks strange, but in the seventies and eighties of the twentieth century this phenomenon was quite large-scale and well-known and attracted the attention of not only auto enterprises and the Minister of the automotive industry, but also the Secretary General of the Central Committee of the CPSU. Why did people build cars themselves and what did it sometimes lead to? Continue reading

Top cars on the speed of decay
All cars are rusting (except Delorian - it is stainless steel), but some are especially fast. We will not once again be apologetic about some products of the domestic auto…

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Ride the rocket
Delight. Disbelief. Fear. Pain. Causeless gaiety. It is with these words that I will draw a line under my first weekend, held on the NHRA drag-racing races. Twenty-three times a…

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Testing the Mazda CX-9. Facelift without facelift
Mazda invited journalists to the Murmansk region to familiarize themselves with its updated flagship - as if emphasizing that the car, which is being produced for Russia in Vladivostok, is…

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