BMW E36: with respect for excellence
The world tuning market saw something similar for the first time several years ago, when a set of "plastic" appeared, turning the "hundred and fortieth" body of a "Mercedes" into…

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Opel Astra Irmscher vs Opel Corsa Irmscher
Who said that Opel can't look cool? Maybe even how! Please note: the most spectacular cars from Rüsselsheim have a double label: Opel Irmscher. After all, for Opel, the word…

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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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Monthly Archives: March 2019

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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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Citroen C-Airdream: Cloud №9
In the world of designers, the French speak their own special language. Their voice is sometimes almost not heard behind the Italian squabble or the American complacent choir, but it…

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Lexus RX 330: comfortable world
What best proves the success of the model Lexus RX 300, as early as 1998, which led the "road of life" light "luxury" SUVs? Five years of release without major…

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Nissan Maxima: Maximus, not Maxim
Most attention in the new car is given to the exterior - that she will play the first game in the winning march of the model. It is completely changed…

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