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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Demon in the Rib: 1994 Cadillac Fleetwood Ownership Experience (part 2)
The neck of the fuel tank, by the way, is conveniently located above the rear bumper strictly in the center, covered by a shield to which the number of the…

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Two in one: buy a Honda Civic VIII for 460 thousand (part 1)
Civic is the undisputed best seller. It was with the advent of this model that Honda was learned as a manufacturer of not only motorcycles, but also cars. Historically, Honda…

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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

Dangerous consumables: what is the difference between fake brake discs and pads from the original (part 2)
Now let's move on to the drives We have only two of them: the original Hyundai-Kia with the number 517120U000 and the Miles drive with the number K001254. Such wheels…

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But it’s cheap to repair: is it worth buying Lada Kalina for 300 thousand rubles
Already at the moment of reading the title, the opinions of readers are probably divided into at least three streams. A third already instinctively replies “it’s not worth it, this…

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But it’s cheap to repair: is it worth buying Lada Kalina for 300 thousand rubles
Already at the moment of reading the title, the opinions of readers are probably divided into at least three streams. A third already instinctively replies “it’s not worth it, this…

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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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