UAZs you have never seen
The first cars to leave the walls of the Ulyanovsk Automobile Plant were ZIS 5V - the famous three-ton. This truck was one of the main vehicles of the Soviet…

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Honda Jazz and Fit I with mileage: arches rot without lockers, and wiring can throw problems
Honda’s reputation in Russia is generally good: it is believed that the cars are fairly reliable, moderately simple and pleasant to drive. In the case of the Honda Jazz and…

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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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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 is a VAZ”, another third exclaims “for three hundred ?!”, and the rest thoughtfully props their heads with their hands and thinks: “for three hundred – alive, yes with a gun, yes with air conditioning, why not?” . As a matter of fact, we do not set ourselves the goal of convincing the first or convincing the second – unless to help the third. After all, our colleagues from Avito Auto suggest that among the conditional second generation cars that appeared in 2013, there really are options with a real automatic transmission, and if you do not concentrate on it, then the breadth of choice promises the right opportunity to find a living car for 300 thousand. to be prepared, what you need to pay attention to, and what can you just close your eyes to? Continue reading

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 it can work with engines up to 3 liters, and the maximum available engine in RAV4 has only 2.4, the box does not work at its limits. True, off-road rides, coupled with poor service, can easily compensate for this “oversight,” and there were plenty of the first and second in the life of many crossovers. It’s hard to get the box before 250-300 thousand, although control electronics failures may occur earlier, and the wear of the torque converter lock plates depends on the riding style. However, from a mechanical point of view, the resource, provided that the oil is replaced every 60-80 thousand, can exceed 350 thousand kilometers. It’s only unconditionally to believe in this reliability is too late: given the age of the machines, all the boxes have probably survived at least one intervention, and it is absolutely impossible to study the history of service after 15-20 years. Continue reading

UAZs you have never seen
The first cars to leave the walls of the Ulyanovsk Automobile Plant were ZIS 5V - the famous three-ton. This truck was one of the main vehicles of the Soviet…

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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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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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Hyundai Santa Fe I with mileage: reliable V6 and even more reliable automatic transmissions - they will survive the body (part 1)
From the first part of the review of the first generation of Santa, we already realized that almost certainly you, as a buyer of a used copy, will have to…

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