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Two in one: buy a Honda Civic VIII for 460 thousand (part 2)
Hard but breathing The next car is an illustration of how neither the Civic nor any other car in the aftermarket should be. So, the most expensive instance for 480…

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One hundred and forty-one: compare AZLK-2141 and Audi 100 C2 (part 2)
Inside Muscovite is an abundance of booming plastic, the shade of which, depending on the year of manufacture, ranged from light brown to gray-black. “Oak” head restraints, obvious ergonomic punctures,…

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Demon in the Rib: 1994 Cadillac Fleetwood Ownership Experience (part 1)
In those years when the whole world was already accustomed to compact, light and economical cars with a leading front axle, Cadillac suddenly released a car completely uncharacteristic for the…

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Checked “Driving”: Auto Blanket

The most effective way is to insulate the engine compartment. To do this, it is necessary to cover the engine with a strong, non-combustible and rather thick (20-30 mm) material. An old padded jacket will not work – it can catch fire.

We decided to try a car blanket specially designed for these purposes (in the Za Rulem online store it costs 1,900 rubles). They covered him with an engine and tested its effectiveness at different temperatures and in different conditions.

Winter tips for a motorist. Unexpected and useful
Heat losses really decreased significantly. This is especially felt when the engine warms up in place. The temperature of the coolant rises by about 40% faster than under the same conditions without a blanket. Continue reading

One hundred and forty-one: compare AZLK-2141 and Audi 100 C2 (part 2)

Inside
Muscovite is an abundance of booming plastic, the shade of which, depending on the year of manufacture, ranged from light brown to gray-black. “Oak” head restraints, obvious ergonomic punctures, such as “control keys” hidden “behind the wheel” and a roof hanging over the driver like the visor of a Georgian cap.

The objective advantages of Moskvich include a spacious interior – at least when compared with other Soviet cars. That is why the “forty-first” at the time of its release was considered a car of a higher class than the VAZ satellites, but the poor workmanship, rotting body and many other “charms” soon made this car a kind of outcast, which if bought, then from hopelessness. Continue reading

One hundred and forty-one: compare AZLK-2141 and Audi 100 C2 (part 1)

AZLK-2141 – Moskvich, who never became Aleko, but remained forever “forty-first”. This is the first (and, in fact, the last) serial front-wheel drive car of the Lenin Komsomol Automobile Plant, which in the mid-eighties initially even competed with the super popular Togliatti representatives of the “eighth” family. But what if you compare this car with the legendary German “weaving” – Audi 100 with index C2? Yes, this car was produced a decade earlier than the “forty-first” entered the Soviet roads, but it will be more interesting to compare the front-wheel drive from Audi 40 years ago with its younger Soviet counterpart. Moreover, in their design, it turns out, you can find a lot in common.
A bit of history
In the early seventies, the designers of the AZLK plant tried to “jump” to a higher class, taking an intermediate position between the Zhiguli, their own previous models and the Volga. Continue reading

How to pump 10 wheels using a “bucket”: BERKUT Spec-2M test

The ancient tradition of the auto mechanics league requires that you send an inexperienced “salag” for compression, handing him a bucket. However, a bearded joke can be adequately answered by bringing … a BERKUT Spec-2M compressor. This is a natural “bucket of compression”, with the full to the top!
Compressors of the Berkut line have long been well known in the Russian market. Their authority among users is evidenced by the fact that, in addition to the traditional use for pumping wheels, they are used in the construction of powerful pressure control stations in the tires of SUVs to increase patency, switch air locks, create air suspensions, etc. Surprisingly, until recently, the company’s assortment did not have a model with automatic shutdown at a given pressure – a very popular function among motorists. And so she appeared – BERKUT Spec-2M: Continue reading

But it’s cheap to repair: is it worth buying Lada Kalina for 300 thousand rubles

Already at the moment of reading the title, the opinions of readers are probably divided into at least three streams. A third already instinctively replies “it’s not worth it, this is a VAZ”, another third exclaims “for three hundred ?!”, and the rest thoughtfully props their heads with their hands and thinks: “for three hundred – alive, yes with a gun, yes with air conditioning, why not?” . As a matter of fact, we do not set ourselves the goal of convincing the first or convincing the second – unless to help the third. After all, our colleagues from Avito Auto suggest that among the conditional second generation cars that appeared in 2013, there really are options with a real automatic transmission, and if you do not concentrate on it, then the breadth of choice promises the right opportunity to find a living car for 300 thousand. to be prepared, what you need to pay attention to, and what can you just close your eyes to? Continue reading

Awesome rust, insidious step, call a friend: Cadillac Escalade 3 gen with a range of 200,000 km (part 1)
Do I need to visit an official dealer for owners of large luxury SUVs? Recently, we have already answered this question in the affirmative, at least if we are talking…

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5 reasons to buy and not buy Ford Fiesta Mk6 (part 2)
LOVE # 5: PRACTICE AND QUALITY OF THE SALON So is everything really bad? Not at all. Firstly, the owners in their reviews positively note both the build quality of…

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Motor V12 with a gun - there were such trucks in the USSR!
In the Soviet Union, trucks were the main cars. They were produced in huge quantities by giant, large, medium and small plants. Almost every citizen of the USSR one way…

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One hundred and forty-one: compare AZLK-2141 and Audi 100 C2 (part 2)
Inside Muscovite is an abundance of booming plastic, the shade of which, depending on the year of manufacture, ranged from light brown to gray-black. “Oak” head restraints, obvious ergonomic punctures,…

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