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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Real indian
"The real Indian is always nishtyak everywhere" - once Fedor Chistyakov sang, meaning not quite what the new owner of the ten-year-old Jeep Wrangler Laredo thought about, whistling this song…

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Mercedes-Benz CLK Cabriolet: a breath of air
So that the sun does not shine "past the ticket office" and the wind pleasantly cooled "past wounds", the automobile industry invented a cabriolet, to which they immediately labeled open-top…

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XRAY Cross, Creta and Kaptur: Kuz’kina’s mother against foreign crossovers

Even a quick glance at the price lists is enough to understand: if Lada is indeed their competitor, then in Tolyatti they are clearly dumping. After all, the price for the most sophisticated XRAY Cross is lower than for the basic monoprivodnye versions of Crete and Kaptur!

The top version of the Lada XRAY Cross – Luxe / Prestige – is estimated at 913,900 rubles (the box for now is just a “mechanic”). At the same time, the prices for Renault Kaptur only start from a mark of 947,000 rubles (with a variator – from 994,990 rubles). “Minimal” Creta – 944,000 rubles (with an “automatic machine” – no less than 1,050,000 rubles) Continue reading

Folk retro. 1990 Mitsubishi Pajero. Pleasure for the egoist

You can argue about what a massive SUV was the first in terms of a combination of cross-country and passenger comfort. In fact – Range Rover. Behind him in smaller dimensions and with an independent front suspension – our “Niva”. But didn’t Pajero also contribute to the improvement of the descendants of army all-terrain vehicles? After all, “Range” was considered an aristocrat with the appropriate price level. Lada, except for the “iron curtain”, was offered in the social bloc and developing countries. And in the decaying West – very limited. And only “Padzhik” became really accessible and widespread. Continue reading

Why Hyundai can not do KIA

It happens that restyling is carried out only for show. Yes, the car has received new features, but soon they will become familiar and in the traffic flow you can’t really figure out – which modification is more recent, and which is dorestayling. The updated Elantra is unlikely to risk getting lost among previous versions. So what, and the exterior of this sedan really changed dramatically: the headlights became triangular and now literally wedged into the radiator grille, the trapezoid grille itself has more acute angles, a triangular block with “fog lights” and “turn signals” appeared on the sides, and the front bumper came out downright screaming. Continue reading

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Audi A3: the right format
Having multiplied around the world in the form of 900,000 copies, the A3 collected a lot of awards for design and excellent data, and also still remains a bargain in…

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BMW 760i / 760Li: seven or ace
Following the extended versions of the 735Li and 745Li, the German company brought to the market the leader of its model range - the “long” BMW 760Li, equipped with a…

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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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