Buses from the USSR - serial and experimental
Open resort buses on the ZIS-5 chassis for the health resorts of the Crimea and the Caucasus produced several small factories on imported and domestic AMO and ZIS chassis. In…

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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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Yellow "Changans" - messengers of separation? For a crossover Changan CS55 ask from 1,269,000 rubles
Today it has become fashionable to launch a model without OTTS on the market. Changan also went along this path: a certificate from Rosstandart for the compact crossover CS55 in…

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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Eight red: tuning VAZ-21013

Vazovskaya “classic” is gradually moving from the category of signs of lack of money to the category of signs of the presence of some of their surpluses – that is, to the class of weekend cars. Someone drifts on them, someone restores them, and someone stylizes them. Today we’ll talk about the last option: this red penny is equally far from both the factory condition and the race tracks, but I’m not averse to taking a ride to the next exhibition. What is she ready to show there?
Purchase history
Once we already argued that even the Soviet automobile consumer goods, released in millions of copies, is becoming surprisingly small, and the purchase history of this “penny” is an indirect confirmation of this. After all, initially in 2013, Alexei began his search with the VAZ-2102, but for half a year none of the available proposals satisfied him. Continue reading

Like a Niva, it’s only better: is it worth buying a Toyota RAV4 II for 500 thousand rubles (part 2)

However, those who want a crossover with an automatic transmission will also not be disappointed: this is an old and four-stage, but delightfully reliable Aisin U140. Given in addition that it can work with engines up to 3 liters, and the maximum available engine in RAV4 has only 2.4, the box does not work at its limits. True, off-road rides, coupled with poor service, can easily compensate for this “oversight,” and there were plenty of the first and second in the life of many crossovers. It’s hard to get the box before 250-300 thousand, although control electronics failures may occur earlier, and the wear of the torque converter lock plates depends on the riding style. However, from a mechanical point of view, the resource, provided that the oil is replaced every 60-80 thousand, can exceed 350 thousand kilometers. It’s only unconditionally to believe in this reliability is too late: given the age of the machines, all the boxes have probably survived at least one intervention, and it is absolutely impossible to study the history of service after 15-20 years. Continue reading

Like a Niva, it’s only better: is it worth buying a Toyota RAV4 II for 500 thousand rubles (part 1)

Just a month ago, we thought about buying a third-generation Toyota RAV4 and found out that one of the main problems when choosing is a considerable price level for such a popular model, which many even consider to be overpriced. What to do if you want a crossover from Toyota, but you don’t have a million in your pocket? One of the obvious answers is to collect half a million and buy the RAV4 of the previous, second generation: our colleagues from Avito Auto confidently say that for this amount you can buy a live car. Their prices are already more or less market, and the lack of a clearly middle-aged age is compensated by some technical features in which the “second” RAV4 is even better than its heir. Which ones?
Determining the maximum age of cars on the market is not difficult: the second generation RAV4 appeared at the turn of the century, in 2000, so that the oldest copies will soon celebrate their twentieth anniversary. Continue reading

5 reasons to buy a Volkswagen Teramont
Large, spacious, roomy, family, versatile - all these points are suitable for Volkswagen Teramont with a small addition - Very. Affiliate material Very big. Without exaggeration, the Volkswagen Teramont is…

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Honda Jazz and Fit I with mileage: arches rot without lockers, and wiring can throw problems
Honda’s reputation in Russia is generally good: it is believed that the cars are fairly reliable, moderately simple and pleasant to drive. In the case of the Honda Jazz and…

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The muscles of the world. Why, after 70 years, a descendant of the Land Rover Series I got an aluminum body again? (part 2)
Computer and aluminum are power! How to combine the strength and rigidity of the frame with the characteristics of the supporting body? It was here that engineers, along with the…

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Dangerous filters: how to distinguish a fake from the original? (part 2)
Purely theoretically, the size of the oil filter is unimportant. The main thing that came up on the thread and landing surface. But there are much more important characteristics. For…

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