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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Toyota Corolla: Eternal consumer goods
For Toyota Corolla, reliability is not an empty sound. Toyota cars do not need any special presentation. This brand has long been considered the most reliable in the world, and…

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Alfa Romeo 159, Mazda 6: Beautiful rivals
It seems that both Alfa-Romeo and Mazda-6 were created using the same software. Or is it design templates? Eight glowing round in the front of the car - a coincidence?…

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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

Mitsubishi Carisma: Reasonable Sufficiency

We have already met with “Mitsubishi Carisma” more than once, including in group tests. The car, well-known in our country, has been produced since 1995, and during this time it has changed many times. So in 2002, the model year “Charisma” acquired a new power unit and suffered a small facelift. The main changes in appearance – a new grille, black edging headlights, chrome emblems; A second passenger airbag and some additional equipment appeared in the cabin. Under the hood now – the engine with direct injection of 1.8 GDi. Continue reading

Toyota Avensis Stripping Game

A budget version of Avensis is on sale. Having lost a dozen equipment positions, Toyota dropped $ 2,200 in price and became one of the best deals in the class. Let us try to find out how justified such savings are.

At one time, we complained that the basic equipment of the 1.8-liter Avensis was too rich. In principle, there is nothing bad in this – rather, on the contrary. Continue reading

Mitsubishi Carisma: Reasonable Sufficiency
We have already met with "Mitsubishi Carisma" more than once, including in group tests. The car, well-known in our country, has been produced since 1995, and during this time it…

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Alfa Romeo 159, Mazda 6: Beautiful rivals
It seems that both Alfa-Romeo and Mazda-6 were created using the same software. Or is it design templates? Eight glowing round in the front of the car - a coincidence?…

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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…

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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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