Toyota Rav 4, Suzuki Grand Vitara: From each - according to his ability
SUV "now in vogue. Agree, the relatively small size, versatile interior, four-wheel drive and, finally, decent ground clearance make such machines perhaps the most suitable for our breadth and lifestyle.…

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Nissan Maxima: Maximum Nissan
The front-wheel-drive sedan "Nissan-Maxim" (in Japan, "Sephiro") debuted in 1994. Modification with a station wagon appeared three years later. This spring in Geneva showed the second generation of this model…

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Chery Tiggo, Toyota Rav 4, Hyundai Tucson: Learn, Learn and Learn
The Japanese auto industry is seven decades old. Korean is a quarter of a century younger. The Chinese are just getting up "on the wheels." Is it possible to catch…

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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

Toyota Rav 4: Step to Excellence

The first RAV4 in 1994 created a real revolution, opening to the world a new class of “SUVs”. The machines of the two subsequent generations developed in an evolutionary way — methodically eliminating the shortcomings of the progenitor and preserving its best qualities. The current Toyota has made another step towards perfection.

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Honda Civic: Everything can CVT

In front of me, it seems, a completely ordinary Honda Civic. At the stern – plates “1,6iEC” and “VTEC”. Everything is clear – the engine capacity of 1.6 liters with a mechanism for changing the height of the valves. Get in the car. Two pedals and a selector are also familiar to anyone who is familiar with the “automatic”.

I let the engine, taxiing to the avenue and “stepping” on the accelerator. And here miracles begin … Continue reading

Nissan Maxima: Maximum Nissan
The front-wheel-drive sedan "Nissan-Maxim" (in Japan, "Sephiro") debuted in 1994. Modification with a station wagon appeared three years later. This spring in Geneva showed the second generation of this model…

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Toyota Land Cruiser: Unsinkable Off-Road Cruiser
The Toyota Land Cruiser-100 has been produced since 1998 and is still in great demand in Russia. And it is not surprising: after all, by the totality of the qualities…

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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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Tests a modernized Toyota Corolla
You can dream all your life about the Bugatti, and for decades to ride a modest car, produced in mass circulation. For obvious reasons. But to make such an offer…

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