Like a Niva, it’s only better: is it worth buying a Toyota RAV4 II for 500 thousand rubles (part 2)
However, those who want a crossover with an automatic transmission will also not be disappointed: this is an old and four-stage, but delightfully reliable Aisin U140. Given in addition that…

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One hundred and forty-one: compare AZLK-2141 and Audi 100 C2 (part 2)
Inside 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,…

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The muscles of the world. Why, after 70 years, a descendant of the Land Rover Series I got an aluminum body again? (part 1)
In 1946, the outstanding British design engineer Maurice Wilkes began developing the Land Rover Series I. For many decades, this car will remain the most popular SUV in the world.…

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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 bringing … a BERKUT Spec-2M compressor. This is a natural “bucket of compression”, with the full to the top!
Compressors of the Berkut line have long been well known in the Russian market. Their authority among users is evidenced by the fact that, in addition to the traditional use for pumping wheels, they are used in the construction of powerful pressure control stations in the tires of SUVs to increase patency, switch air locks, create air suspensions, etc. Surprisingly, until recently, the company’s assortment did not have a model with automatic shutdown at a given pressure – a very popular function among motorists. And so she appeared – BERKUT Spec-2M: Continue reading

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 set is promising, but, as always, there is a catch. We will understand the reliability of used Santa Fe I in two parts: in the first we examine the body, interior and electrics, and in the second – the chassis, transmission and motors.
Origins and technology
Santa Fe was released in 2000 to fill the gap between the expected small Hyundai Tucson crossover and the larger Terracan, also known as Veracruz. The car was created on the Y4 platform, on which Hyundai Sonata EF had already been produced for two years by that time. Continue reading

Wide bonnet car and trailer

Last time we talked about how an unusual off-road passenger car was developed at the NATI Scientific Automotive and Tractor Institute on the eve of the war, and how its designers made it possible for a car with all-wheel drive and an easy-to-manufacture body to be as comfortable as possible for the driver and passengers. Energy-intensive suspension from the ZIS-101 limousine, low passenger seating on the road and thoughtful soft seats made it possible to combine the qualities of a military jeep and a convenient “personal” for senior command personnel. AR-NATI was tested in April 1941. The leaders of the party and government and the highest military leadership liked him, but this was the end of the matter. What played a fateful role in his fate? Continue reading

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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5 reasons to buy and not buy Ford Fiesta Mk6 (part 3)
LOVE # 3: WINTER ADVANTAGES Winter operation of any car has a lot of features, but it is precisely in the harsh conditions of the Russian winter that Fiesta shows…

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Yellow "Changans" - messengers of separation? For a crossover Changan CS55 ask from 1,269,000 rubles
Today it has become fashionable to launch a model without OTTS on the market. Changan also went along this path: a certificate from Rosstandart for the compact crossover CS55 in…

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Wide bonnet car and trailer
Last time we talked about how an unusual off-road passenger car was developed at the NATI Scientific Automotive and Tractor Institute on the eve of the war, and how its…

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