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: In balzakovskom age
"Corolla" was the success of the company "Toyota", a kind of Japanese "Golf", not losing popularity for 30 years with all the changes in the model range. Last year, the…

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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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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

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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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 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…

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Nissan 350Z: Ninja with Z sign
Most of the mass cars "Nissan" - "Primera", "Almera", "Micra" - are proper names. But an exclusive, a real ninja, in which a generation is already content with an index…

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