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Rare Italian fails to meet pre-auction estimate at Pebble Mill

There was shock and dismay at this week’s prestigious Pebble Mill Concorde d’Extraordinary auction as a rare two-seat Italian failed to live up to …

Going green: MK1 Honda Insight review

It all started, as many things do these days, with a Tweet. This one in fact.<p>I’ve been known to express desire for used cars posted on Twitter …

Whatever happened to the Fiat Argenta?

Go on, admit it – you’d completely forgotten about the Fiat Argenta, hadn’t you? Maybe you weren’t even aware of its existence. Which is hardly …

Building the Perfect PetrolBlog Car - PetrolBlog

What would be the ideal PetrolBlog car? It’s a question we regularly get asked here at PBHQ, but in truth it’s something that’s rather difficult to …

The world's most PetrolBloggy 3D model cars - PetrolBlog

PetrolBlog gets an awful lot of junk mail. Cynics would suggest that this is the least we deserve for spouting inane waffle and bunk on a daily …

BMW X4 xDrive 30d review

It’s funny how we’re all too quick to form an opinion on niche cars like the BMW X4. Oh, it’s just a more expensive and less practical version of the …

Beautifully ugly: Ford Scorpio Ultima estate

When the moment comes, parting with this Ford Scorpio Ultima estate will be such sweet sorrow, not least because it’s one of the last tangible links …

Bangerwatch: 1989 Nissan Prairie

When I were a lad, Prairie meant one of two things. One was the frankly awful <i>Little House On The Prairie</i> TV show, which quite literally made we want …

Whatever happened to the Daihatsu Applause?

The Daihatsu Applause is on the verge of extinction in Britain. Shocking as this news is, the harsh reality is that there are only 16 of these …

Regrets: Honda Prelude 2.2 VTEC

So here I am, once again regretting the sale of a car. This time, it’s a 1994 Honda Prelude 2.2 VTEC, purchased just nine months ago.<p>Back then I was …

60 things you never knew about SsangYong

It’s an all too familiar story for pub quiz fans across the country. There you are, on course for a record points haul, when Dave the quizmaster …

Is the Seat Altea XL the saddest car in Britain?

Some cars are have the ability to make you feel sad behind the wheel. Step forward, the Mitsubishi Mirage. Other cars make you feel depressed when …

Citroen BX GTi 16v - spares or repair

Spy: chapter 2

We have literally been inundated with three requests to roll out a second chapter of PetrolBlog Eye-Spy. In fact, our postbag has been fit to …

Let's go, Mr Driver: remembering Chase HQ

“Let’s go, Mr Driver.” The Chase HQ video game must have left a lasting impression on me, because in 2014, some 26 years since the game first …

Renault 21: more than just a number

The Prisoner TV series had it all. A catchy soundtrack, a charismatic lead actor in Patrick McGoohan, a gripping storyline and a rather sinister …

Flying Citroën Cars Series By Jacob Munkhammar

Transforming conventional models of <b>Citroën</b> into something never seen before, this <b>artist</b> brings out the concept of <b>flying cars</b> by giving them a whole …

End of term: Daewoo Musso 2.9 TD

If I’m brutally honest, there were only three occasions when I was glad we owned a Daewoo Musso 2.9 TD. That’s not to say I regret buying it, but I’m …

Spy

School’s out for summer. Which means two things. Firstly, your morning commute will suddenly get a whole lot easier. And secondly, you may wish to …

Chalk and fromage: Audi 80 meets Citroën ZX 16v

It would make for an unlikely twin test. Just six years separate my 1995 Citroën ZX 16v and Darren Leslie’s 1989 Audi 80 S, but in reality the two …

Which one is for you? Citroën C1 v Peugeot 108

What should be first on to your scone – clotted cream or jam? For lovers of cream teas, this is a critical question. The correct way is, of course, …

The French Car Critical List: Renault

Earlier this year, PetrolBlog spent a worrying amount of time sifting through the data on How Many Left? to identify the rarest French cars on the …

Had the pleasure of a day out in this Series 3 wagon!! http://t.co/WmTXXvrdTT

Remember when you could phone William Woollard?

William Woollard’s Telephone Motoring Magazine was a thing. As unlikely as it sounds, back in 1991, you could call 0839 654213 to listen to the …

Comfort and joy: Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate

The all-new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate isn’t the most PetrolBloggy of cars. For a start, it’s too expensive, with prices starting from £28,055, but …

Gran Designs: BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

The BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe isn’t perfect. In fact, I’d wager that it would get a solid four-star rating in a traditional car mag review. But it …

Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary: the new sensation?

The 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed promises to be quite an event for Peugeot. Few manufacturers will be able to ‘do Goodwood’ with greater …

10 of the best: single wipers

It’s often said that lists are a very good way of boosting a website’s search engine optimisation. The theory being that people will be searching for …

Why Kelvin loves the Mazda Bongo Friendee

My name is Kelvin and I have a car confession.<p>I like Bongos.<p>Not the noisy ones played in the Congo by cannibals before they eat a tourist. You always …