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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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…

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The future of the taxi world: what the largest aggregators answered the questions of taxi drivers
Having virtually visited nine cities and visited large regions, we completed a study of the taxi market and looked at how those who actually shape it live, taxi drivers. We…

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Monthly Archives: September 2018

Awesome rust, insidious step, call a friend: Cadillac Escalade 3 gen with a range of 200,000 km (part 2)

Simple, but change the oil!
The “handout” of the previous Escalade is simple in design, and although it does not have clutches, and the differential is free, the oil has to be changed strictly for 80 thousand km – this is the regulation, but the assembly itself is problem-free. The same story with bridges, at least on our copy they are in perfect condition. It happens that cars come with a misaligned contact spot. As a rule, this is easily fixed. Exposure of the spot can be carried out exclusively by an experienced craftsman: for this, an installation brass washer is used, which, when mechanically applied, is crushed by a torque wrench, giving the desired gear position. Continue reading

What did the Soviet general secretaries ride: from Ilyich to Sergeyich

The leaders of the new proletarian state were first taken on a rich inheritance left over from the old regime. Mostly in cars from the Imperial Garage or requisitioned by industrialists, merchants and intelligentsia. Chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars V.I. Lenin, N.K. Krupskaya and sister of the leader M.I. Ulyanov in Renault 40 CV with a huge 6-cylinder 7.5-liter engine, 1918
In 1921, for the leaders of the socialist state, they bought the first few brand new British Silver Spirits with the full name Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost. One of the cars was redone according to a scheme developed by the head of the royal garage, Frenchman Adolf Kegress, who left Russia after the revolution. On a semi-tracked 75-horsepower Rolls-Royce in winter, Lenin was taken from Gorki in the last years of his life. 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 about a car of a European luxury brand. But what about the big “American”, because they are all simple in design, unpretentious and seem to not require qualified attention? We found a nine-year-old third-generation Cadillac Escalade, which traveled more than 200,000 km along Moscow roads, went to the “official”, where he had been servicing all this time, picked it up on the lift and asked all the stereotypical questions that accompanied us, simultaneously clarifying that, in In principle, it can happen on such runs at the frame “American”. Continue reading

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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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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Hyundai Santa Fe I with mileage: reliable V6 and even more reliable automatic transmissions - they will survive the body (part 2)
Motors The bulk of the Russian Santa Fe is equipped with 2.7-liter V6 engines of the G6BA series. There are also options for Korean assembly with 2.4-liter engines of the…

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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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