Monthly Archives: August 2018
At that time, when the ICE power supply systems were imperfect, and the gas distribution mechanisms were primitive, the return per liter was small, and the consumption of gasoline and oil, related to the dynamic qualities of the car, did not fit into any modern ideas, a lot of engineering minds were struggling over the riddle of increasing ICE efficiency due to changes in compression ratio. This task is not easy, and its “conveyor” solution appeared only in our time, when the relevance of the topic has come to naught. As you know, Infiniti engineers have introduced an additional link between the crankshaft crank and the connecting rod, controlling which you can change the working volume. Continue reading
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 or another at least once in his life came across the most popular models. Someone studied at GAZ while still in a driving school, others worked behind the wheel or served as drivers in the army. Well, someone just loaded furniture into the truck, moving to a new apartment.
Some models were so massive and produced them for so long (one not always, but almost always coincided with the other), that they were known in almost every, even the most remote village of the Union. Other cars are famous for the fact that they became epoch-making not only for the Soviet automobile industry, but, in fact, for the whole country. Continue reading
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 its right-hand drive twin, Fit is also usually praised for practicality. In principle, stereotypes do not lie and reflect a more or less real picture. But there are a lot of details and nuances. In the first part of the review we will focus on the body, interior and electrics, and in the second – on the chassis, motors and gearboxes.
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