Monthly Archives: July 2019
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
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