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Test drives 2021, July

Lexus NX 300h. Opinion after test drive

Lexus NX 300h. Opinion after test drive

Probably Toyota Motor clapped their hands with joy when people rushed to place orders for this car in September 2014, until the moment it was brought to car dealerships in mid-late October. The excitement was wild, and it could only be compared with when Toyota started selling a new Toyota ...

Infiniti Q50S Hybrid: Fifty Shades of Q50S

Infiniti Q50S Hybrid: Fifty Shades of Q50S

I am publishing my test drive of the Infiniti Q50S hybrid sedan. Read and comment!))) Infiniti Q50S Hybrid: Fifty shades of Q50S Perhaps, if anyone can be surprised by a hybrid car in our time, it is just a poor fellow who just left a 20-year-old coma a minute ago. Yes, now hybrid cars ...

Exclusive - BMW i8 - Hybrid Supercar Test Drive in Milan!

Exclusive - BMW i8 - Hybrid Supercar Test Drive in Milan!

Pavel paulrsx Bludenov has just sent me a fresh exclusive, and I, by tradition, hasten to share it with you, dear friends, because we are talking about a BMW i8 ...) Right now in the suburbs Milana Pasha paulrsx is testing this ...

Space and Jeep

Space and Jeep

We return "from space" after dark - the tenth hour. The two children in the back are sleeping soundly. Our Jeep Cherokee crossover pushes in traffic. Its 2.0 MultiJet turbodiesel (170 hp, 350 N • m) stalls every now and then - this is the start / stop system that saves fuel. Average fuel consumption during our trip is ...

We drove around the new Ford Mustang

We drove around the new Ford Mustang

Ford's globalization strategy has extended to the Mustang as the pony car returns to Europe. Over the years, he has already appeared in the Old World, but there was no common European version. And now even the British will have an authentic right-hand drive! Motors - "turbo four" 2.3 EcoBoost (314-3 ...

Trying to see premium in the Genesis G70

Trying to see premium in the Genesis G70

Many years ago, during my school days, I really loved reading car magazines. Then, on the pages of almost all authoritative publications there were materials about how the Japanese premium got close to the German one and he had very little left to grab and pick up all his clients! Now we are p ...

How much Mercedes is in AMG?

How much Mercedes is in AMG?

I have a stereotype in my head that prevents me from taking sports Mercedes seriously. AMG makes crazy cars, transforming base Mercedes into technical monsters, both inside and out. But the problem is that sometimes their models, although faster than Ferraris, are still ...

Little Viking - Volvo XC40

Little Viking - Volvo XC40

I will never forget the first time I met the XC40. Volvo invited me to the official presentation in Milan, but it so happened that on those dates I was in Riga on personal business, so instead of the classic press tour I had an exciting adventure with 3 flights in 12 hours - first from Ri ...

Off-road test of the Russian Haval H9

Off-road test of the Russian Haval H9

Chinese cars are still highly controversial, but I will provide evidence as to why the Haval H9 SUV is worth considering even with its flaws. Why Haval H9 is interesting First, the H9 is now being assembled in Russia. The frame and motors come from China, but everything else including pcs ...

Nine eleven: pure sex. And even more

Nine eleven: pure sex. And even more

Legend. Dream. You want to shoot it exclusively from behind, and drive only along the track or mountain serpentines in order to break the silence with the roar of the engine and scare the surroundings. Nine eleven is a real bundle of power and technologies that have been surprisingly combined for many decades into this ...

Love and ride. A note about the Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 4MATIC +

Love and ride. A note about the Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 4MATIC +

To be honest, it's quite difficult for me to write something meaningful about such machines. Most of the readers, even mine, are accustomed to minimal technical details, but the abundance of emotions and sensations that I try to convey, often try to find something bad in any car. And I often reproach ...

Looking for Volvo in the new Geely Coolray 2020

Looking for Volvo in the new Geely Coolray 2020

Surprising, but true: we have an attractive and harmonious Chinese car. Geely Coolray is a compact front wheel drive crossover (B-SUV). Video review. Test drive Geely Coolray youtu.be/cWGKd5irq2U Attention to detail The exterior was not without quotes, but the look was worked out in detail. ...

Hummer H1: dreams come true

Hummer H1: dreams come true

The Hummer H1 is completely unique in the automotive industry in terms of its combination of qualities. First, everyone knows this car. Well, that is, everyone, including people who are completely far from our topic. Secondly, this is the rarest, if not unique case when it was military equipment that entered the civilian market ...

Japanese revolution in Russia

Japanese revolution in Russia

In appearance, this Infiniti QX50 is an ordinary crossover, except of course some creative elements in the body design, such as a crescent-shaped C-pillar and a voluminous hood, which from the interior resembles those American classic cars that were not made by marketers, but by engineers and di ...

Suzuki Jimny: flying gait ... (including the author's reading of the article)

Suzuki Jimny: flying gait ... (including the author's reading of the article)

Hmm, not great, we'll see about that. You might think that the larger the jeep, the further it will go, no matter how it is. I do not eat everything, and the weight is within reasonable limits. And that means I'll get through wherever you want. And what is he? Apples overeat, oversaturated with iron and was like that. Go now, walk between those trees. Quite ...

New old Nissan Qashqai: what to expect from a CVT crossover?

New old Nissan Qashqai: what to expect from a CVT crossover?

When I started writing reviews of cars, I thought, what's wrong with that, took the car, took a ride, and wrote about my feelings. What can I say, I did just that. Someone read my posts, but on Drive they did not go, from the word at all. And only after posting a post about Cherry 4, I understood why. Yes, just discussing ...

2020 Toyota Camry 2.5 / 4 - the reference UG

2020 Toyota Camry 2.5 / 4 - the reference UG

How to tell about the colors of the sunset to someone who has never seen the sun? How do you describe the taste of latte macchiato to someone who drank nothing but water? And is it worth trying to explain something to someone who lives in darkness and drinks only water? Would he even want to hear about things that are different? Another flight to the southern kuz ...

How we killed a CVT with a clutch at Renault Arkana, and how our story ended!

How we killed a CVT with a clutch at Renault Arkana, and how our story ended!

When Renault Arkana appeared in Russia, I immediately experienced it and shared about it in my blog. The test drive of the car took place in the city, on a dirt road and light off-road. In this environment, it was possible to check how the car drives, but it was impossible to test the units for strength in such conditions. Now ...

The story of one car: VW Passat CC

The story of one car: VW Passat CC

Ask motorists what good Volkswagen cars are, and they will answer you, they say, this is a German who is of high quality and safe. Another part will tell you about DSG boxes and their fragility. As a result, it turns out that with reliability they are neither better nor worse than other brands. In 2018, I wrote an article about V ...

Smart FourTwo review. Can you call it a car?

Smart FourTwo review. Can you call it a car?

Smart Fortwo II 2009 1.0mhd Robot av. price $ 5200 In an attempt to determine the class affiliation, I looked at the Avabay Peugeot 107, Citroen C1, Ford Ka., but already having a ride, after a test drive, I realized that there is nothing to compare it with. So, Smart is two seats, on 4 x 15 "wheels, bolted to the same ...

A couple of words about Subaru Forester or how much Subarin for the people

A couple of words about Subaru Forester or how much Subarin for the people

Subaru is one of my favorite car companies. I really like all these cars. There is something contradictory in them, something primitive, something for which people like cars. Even now, in the era of globalization and worldwide unification, when different machines are like two peas in a pod similar to others ...

New Suzuki Vitara: expectations and reality

New Suzuki Vitara: expectations and reality

Suzuki fans have been waiting for the restyled Vitara with great hope that the car will finally acquire the options and functions that the developers have long hinted about. Unfortunately, seeing him, many were upset. The SUV was not only deprived of the Grand prefix, but unfortunately it was transferred to a lower class ...

"Quick Chinese": what to expect from Chery Tiggo 4

"Quick Chinese": what to expect from Chery Tiggo 4

A serious claim for victory in the segment of budget SUVs came to Russia from the Middle Kingdom again. We are talking about Chery Tiggo 4, which has been found on European roads since 2017, and we got it only last summer. At the same time, the model that came to our country has a more stylish body design and ...

Competitor or not? Test drive crossovers Haval F7 and F7x

Competitor or not? Test drive crossovers Haval F7 and F7x

Among all the Chinese competitors presented on the Russian market, the Haval F7 crossovers and its version with a sloping roof F7X stand out with an unexpectedly neat design. Still, after all, none other than Pierre Leclerc, who previously painted Ford Street'Ka, Mini Countryman, BMW X5 E70, BMW X6 E71, worked on it ...

The Chinese are no longer the same ... We drove 10,000 km and made sure

The Chinese are no longer the same ... We drove 10,000 km and made sure

Honestly, I have always been very skeptical about the auto industry from China and not without reason. The quality and design of the cars from China were not very good to say the least. Therefore, I did not fully believe that our Haval would stand up to all the trials of a trip to the Arctic. During the trip I received a bunch of questions ...

Geely Atlas passenger test drive with 325,000 km mileage

Geely Atlas passenger test drive with 325,000 km mileage

To be honest, the phrase in the title initially seemed to me the purest oxymoron. Don't get me wrong - I once drove a Chinese car from Beijing to Irkutsk without the slightest damage. But still, it was obvious to me how quickly these cars "get tired" - after 20,000 kilometers of test ...

There is never too much space, or why does Mitsubishi Outlander need a whole third row

There is never too much space, or why does Mitsubishi Outlander need a whole third row

Nightingale the robber, Koschey the Immortal, Ivan the fool - whom we just did not look for in the vastness of the Ryazan region, remembering all Russian fairy tales. And in between, we studied a 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander with an additional third row of seats. Kikimora, by the way, was especially good ... This crossover is quite recognizable ...

New versus old: comparison test drive Suzuki Jimny of two generations

New versus old: comparison test drive Suzuki Jimny of two generations

Suzuki Jimny is a car that is different. Firstly, it is small in size if you take it without a spare tire cover, a typical kei car, only 3.4 meters, and 3.6 meters in the “global” version. Secondly, in the appendix to it, the word SUV is a real characteristic, and not a phrase from a marketing booklet ...

Geely Coolray review. Is it worth your $ 20,000 or not?

Geely Coolray review. Is it worth your $ 20,000 or not?

Working in car sales, I'm used to comparing things being compared, let's go through 10 points of the "buyer's questionnaire" to assess this tomboy in terms of its competitive range. 1. Exterior - 9/10 points Absolutely stylish Coolray takes 9 points from the start! How did the photographer evaluate body lin ...

Has Arkana retained everything we love Renault for?

Has Arkana retained everything we love Renault for?

Renault's coupe-crossover conquered many hearts, leaving even those who had not looked at the models of this brand indifferent. The most important fact to know about Arkana is that it was created for Russia in Russia. The car received a recognizable French silhouette with aspiring others ...

Bold, impudent like a bullet sharp - meet the Haval F7

Bold, impudent like a bullet sharp - meet the Haval F7

Remember how in childhood there is a feeling that you have been deceived somewhere in something? This is exactly such a strange feeling combined with a little disappointment that came to me after testing the Haval F7. A massive advertising campaign that was supposed to create a stir around the new Chinese crossover, ...

Should I choose others if there is one - Volvo S60

Should I choose others if there is one - Volvo S60

The beginning of “To be” or “to seem”? Which of these two concepts is appropriate to characterize the Volvo S60? The new generation is long-awaited, although everyone already roughly understood that the price would definitely not be small. And why should it be low? Competitors are sold a little more expensive or just more expensive, but according to the baseline ...

Video mirror with zoom, turbo engine and cut price tag: test drive the updated Cadillac XT5 2020

Video mirror with zoom, turbo engine and cut price tag: test drive the updated Cadillac XT5 2020

Nothing in our life gets cheaper - that's how the world works. Inflation, the hand of the market, the global financial backstage, and all of this make it so that each new or updated car is worth more than its predecessor. The reasons for the price increase are very different. Our designer blew and came up with a new ...

Geely Atlas: the Chinese who did it ?!

Geely Atlas: the Chinese who did it ?!

For many years, Chinese automakers have been arranging a kind of get-together on the Russian market. The cars from the PRC had a certain fan base, whose representatives, like a mantra, repeated the phrase "they are about to learn and they will tear everyone up." These same people provided a relatively stable demand, sufficient for ...

Elite "Korean" Genesis G70

Elite "Korean" Genesis G70

The premium class from Korea, as expected, turned out not only to be no worse than different BMWs, Lexus, Audi and Volvo, positioned in the corresponding segment of the car market, but also managed to surpass them in many respects. For a model that appeared less than four years ago, this is a very significant indicator. TO…

Renault Arkana. Turbine swallow flying over the ruts

Renault Arkana. Turbine swallow flying over the ruts

Hello. I drove a Renault Arkana with an engine of 150 horsepower on the running test. The test was small, only two days, but there was a lot of driving. On the first day there was a forest road, and on the second there was an ice track. I don't know Arkana very closely and haven't driven it before. I was at the first poster presentation, to ...

New car. Is it that simple?

New car. Is it that simple?

And again in trends. Which choice do you think is more difficult? Choosing a new car, used, or old used? In addition to answering this question, I would like to hear from you - will your opinion, whatever it may be, remain the same after reading this material. In the meantime, I am choosing my new car. ...

When you can count on more: Genesis G80

When you can count on more: Genesis G80

Genesis is a premium Korean brand with Hyundai as the founding father. It is akin to the same for Toyota, Nissan and Honda, although marketers consider Mercedes and BMW to be direct competitors. Genesis is struggling to gain recognition among other premium players in the market, but many will ...

Like Tiguan, only ... First test drive of the Russian Skoda Karoq. Front-wheel drive, 1.4 TSI, AKP8.

Like Tiguan, only ... First test drive of the Russian Skoda Karoq. Front-wheel drive, 1.4 TSI, AKP8.

In Russia, they love "budget" VAG cars. Including the Skoda brand. There is a reason: for a reasonable price, you get a car with all the attributes of European quality and technology, as well as convenience and practicality. Skoda Karoq video review: youtu.be/Vz-eEpmkveE While Asians offer ...

Volvo S60: good, but late

Volvo S60: good, but late

Volvo did everything right once again - they created another model on the modular SPA platform, adding the S60 sedan to the model range at no extra cost. The order in which the new Volvo appeared may seem odd - they started with the flagship XC90, then unveiled the S90 premium sedan and its wagon.