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
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
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 tracked the main trends, determined what is typical for the whole country and what local features are. And here we could put an end to it, but we decided that the study would be incomplete without the opportunity to give the floor to the other side – the largest companies, which also do not just compete, but create an image of the taxi market. Do they plan changes in commercial programs, software improvements that drivers dream of, what their future intentions are, what they will concentrate on in the near future – all these issues, in fact, also determine the near future of this industry.
Before proceeding to a dialogue with companies, we want to once again thank those who participated in our project: taxi drivers who became our “freelance correspondents”. Continue reading