5 reasons to buy and not buy Ford Fiesta Mk6 (part 1)
The world bestseller, one of the most massive cars of the European range of Ford concern and at the same time is the owner of not very, to put it…

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Hyundai Santa Fe I with mileage: inevitable corrosion due to drainage and a very simple electrician
This mid-size crossover can now be found at a price of 350-400 thousand rubles. They say he has very reliable 6-cylinder engines, and all-wheel drive - like SUVs. The feature…

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Solaris alternative for comparable money: is it worth buying a Kia Cerato II for 600 thousand
A few weeks ago, we were thinking about buying a used Hyundai Solaris, arguing along the way that, given the fluctuations in the exchange rate, these cars today are not…

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Two in one: buy a Honda Civic VIII for 460 thousand (part 2)

Hard but breathing
The next car is an illustration of how neither the Civic nor any other car in the aftermarket should be. So, the most expensive instance for 480 thousand rubles, 1.8 liters, automatic transmission, 2010, the indicated mileage is 110 thousand km.
Unfortunately, I had to watch it in a real blizzard, but even under the snow it can be seen that the hood is uneven, and its color is slightly different from that of the rest of the body. And if you look closely at the rest of the body, then the color in general becomes incomprehensible: repainted the car completely, but not at a time, but by the elements. And they never got into color. Continue reading

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 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

5 reasons to buy and not buy Ford Fiesta Mk6 (part 1)

The world bestseller, one of the most massive cars of the European range of Ford concern and at the same time is the owner of not very, to put it mildly, high popularity among Russian buyers. What prevented the sixth generation Ford Fiesta from winning their hearts and why was the small hatchback more in demand in the secondary market than new cars? Let’s get it right.
The origins and difficult fate of the Russian market
The name Fiesta appeared in the European Ford line in 1976, but the decision to start developing a subcompact car, which should have been positioned as more compact and cheaper than the then popular Escort, was made back in 1972. From that moment, the model went a long evolutionary path, was noted on the rally tracks, changed a number of generations and became almost worldwide (its production was deployed in Germany, Spain, Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, China, India and Russia). Continue reading

How to pump 10 wheels using a “bucket”: BERKUT Spec-2M test
The ancient tradition of the auto mechanics league requires that you send an inexperienced “salag” for compression, handing him a bucket. However, a bearded joke can be adequately answered by…

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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…

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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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One hundred and forty-one: compare AZLK-2141 and Audi 100 C2 (part 1)
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,…

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