Toyota Celica: In the cramped, but not mad
The main advantages of the coupe - the enthusiastic views of others and sporty characteristics. According to the canons, the silhouette should be squat, the motor powerful, and the interior…

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Honda Legend: Legend and true story
Carmakers of the Land of the Rising Sun have long been successfully competing in all markets around the world. European and American firms have to mobilize all their engineering power…

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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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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 Terrano I. To buy or not?
So, you decide to buy a used SUV. The first generation Nissan Terraro is a very good option ... But we all know that buying a used car is quite…

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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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Ford Mondeo, Mazda 6: Soul Mates
In our market, powerful versions of these two family sedans look like direct competitors. After all, the relationship between the brothers does not always develop so perfectly as in the…

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Nissan Xterra Simplified SUV
The new mid-size SUV Nissan Xterra 2001 is mounted on a chassis borrowed from the compact Nissan Frontier pickup. The car was designed specifically for the American market in the…

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