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  • Volkswagen Golf
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    Volkswagen Golf Diesel. Revolution in 1976.

    In the first half of the 204s, Volkswagen engineers looked closely at the fairly limited diesel supply within the car industry. Also prompted by the first oil crisis, the development of a new generation of compact diesel power units is starting. Peugeot is already building small diesels for the 304 and XNUMX. But VW decides that the Golf concept lends itself perfectly to a much improved diesel engine. The diesel engine should not only be economical and efficient. The new diesel will also have to demonstrate performance values ​​that correspond to engines from comparable petrol cars. The starting points form the prelude to the first VW Golf Diesel. Sea

  • Diesel
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    Diesel out the door

    Diesel is nowadays suspicious, even reprehensible. The particulate matter from diesel engines is a threat to just about everything. No particle filter or cheating electronics will help. By reasoning clearly, administrators and government have made that clear. We classic enthusiasts are also saddled with that realization. And we are no longer allowed to come, drive or be the owners of […] Sea

  • Citroën DS
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    The Nose of the Pike: Citroën DS

    When our salesman Marc happily informs me that we can auction a great, 45-year-old 7-seater station wagon, it could be German, French, Swedish or American, but at least something beautiful. A few days later when I find myself in a neighborhood in Amstelveen where a garage door slowly becomes a pointed nose with a split […] Sea

  • German cars
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    Das war einmal: German Cars

    German cars were the benchmark for many years, but in all areas they matter in a different way than before. It has not only to do with the meanwhile developed cheating practices. The noises about the declining technical quality of various German brands are also increasing. And now there is also a […] Sea

  • Rudolph Diesel
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    The disappearance of Rudolph Diesel

    At those moments when you are zooming in your diesel on the gentlemen's roads, when the traffic does not demand too much attention from you, you can think. About the phenomenon of diesel, for example. You may feel that the 'oil' you just refueled and any spills on your shoes, clothes or […] Sea

  • old diesels
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    Decreasing old diesels has no effect on air quality

    The number of diesel cars with a date of first registration before 2001 has fallen sharply in our country. Currently, only 155.000 cars are registered in this category in the Netherlands. The decrease in old diesels has been greatest in Utrecht and Rotterdam, partly due to the introduction of environmental zones. The latter observation is not surprising, given that within […] Sea

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    The Peugeot 204. A stable French factor.

    In the spring of 1965, Peugeot surprised the world when it introduced the Peugeot 204. The compact middle class rounds off the Sochaux range downwards. The 204 designed by Pininfarina proved to be a success factor from the outset, which eventually sold well for eleven years. The progressiveness gives the 204 a […] Sea

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