Toyota Prius: The Dawn of Hybridization
When Toyota started selling Prius in 1997, each sold car, according to experts, brought the company a loss of $ 16,000. For eight years, the model has won a lot…

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Mitsubishi Pajero Sport: Jeep for "average" Russian
Choosing a car is a topic relevant for everyone who intends to buy it. With the growth of the material capabilities of our citizens, the choice of “car for yourself”…

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Porsche Boxster, Mazda RX-8: In the spotlight zone
For a long time test cars did not arouse such interest of others: drivers, pedestrians, traffic police officers. The latter followed the car with gaze, but it seemed they simply…

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Nissan Terrano II. Buy or not?

Remember the movie “Guest from the Future”? There, a bad space pirate suggested to our pioneer to give the magic device melafon, promising to donate Zhiguli for it: “Imagine you are so small, and already“ Zhiguli … ”. A similar phrase met me one of my friends when I drove up to him on the Nissan Terrano II.

Only this phrase sounded a little different – “so funny, but already an SUV”. Indeed, outwardly, the Nissan Terrano II with its round eyes looks somewhat frivolous. Continue reading

Mitsubishi Carisma: Direct Communication

The engine is trained to manage the process of mixing and burning, even after closing the valves. In economy mode, it is able to work on ultra-poor air-fuel mixture, providing gasoline savings, but, if necessary, it develops high power and torque, working on enriched mixtures in power mode. There are three options for fuel injection. When driving at a constant speed of up to 120 km / h, the GDI engine (Gasoline Direct Injectiоn) works on ultra-poor mixtures (air-fuel ratio 30-40: 1). With active driving and at high speeds goes into power mode (ratio of 14.7: 1). Continue reading

Mazda 5: Let’s do the Karakuri

“He” – a mini-van, “she” – “Mazda”? I am constantly confused in the definition of gender – you look at the solid dimensions, wrapped in the classic forms of a mini-van, like “He.” And you get behind the wheel, glance through the interior, the familiar “twisters”, the display screen – “She”, “Mazda” comes out. Then you step into the wide opening of the sliding door, try on the middle row of the relief seats, feel the supply of space around – and again confusion. Continue reading

Mitsubishi Lancer: Tenth Shaft
A rare case: sales of the new - the tenth - generation of Mitsubishi Lancer start first in Russia, and only then in Europe and, by the way, in Japan…

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Honda Civic: Ordinary Superman
The eyes are afraid - the hands are doing, so what? It is easy, however, to say ... Right on the course is a 90-degree left, on the speedometer it…

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