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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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…

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Eight red: tuning VAZ-21013
Vazovskaya “classic” is gradually moving from the category of signs of lack of money to the category of signs of the presence of some of their surpluses - that is,…

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spinning rods

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 particular, they were made by a Tbilisi company under the tricky name Zakavtopromtorg. After the war, similar cars were built on Gorky chassis, with open buses being made until the second half of the 1960s.

ZIS-5

ZIS-8A – products of the Leningrad ATUL plant on an extended chassis ZIS-8. Machines with a capacity of 48 people (32 passengers rode seated) were made with a third non-driving so-called rolling axle and a 73-horsepower ZIS-5 engine from 1936 to 1941. After the war, similar buses were produced, but with a wagon body. Continue reading

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. At the same time, another great Briton, Winston Churchill, made a famous speech in Fulton on the post-war structure of the world. Oddly enough, it can easily be linked with the development of the English automobile industry, because the first Land Rover all-terrain vehicles became the “muscles of the world”, or rather, the “muscles of peace”, and the ideas embodied in them were developed today – with the release of the new generation Defender.
In the second half of the 40s of the last century, the British government, trying to nourish the country’s weakened economy with hard currency, rigidly quoted the sale of steel. Continue reading

5 reasons to buy and not buy Ford Fiesta Mk6 (part 2)

LOVE # 5: PRACTICE AND QUALITY OF THE SALON
So is everything really bad? Not at all. Firstly, the owners in their reviews positively note both the build quality of the cabin (especially German cars) and the quality of the finishing materials. They highly appreciate both the soft plastic of the front panel, and the pleasant to the touch, but steady and non-marking fabric upholstery of the seats, and the absence of “crickets”.
Ford Fiesta ‘2008 – present
Again, a set of “life goods” (even in top-end configurations) cannot be called luxurious, but all the necessary options are present: folding mirrors, heated seats, multi-wheel steering wheel adjustable in angle and reach, as well as a sufficient number of niches and shelves for small things. The Ford Sync audio system is generally characterized by reviewers exclusively in superlatives, since systems with such sound quality are not so common even in premium cars: “This is a song! I just want to listen and enjoy. Continue reading

Dangerous filters: how to distinguish a fake from the original? (part 1)
We usually take two things lightly: separate waste collection and timely replacement of filters. And any - both oil and air, so fuel and salon. We will not talk about…

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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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Dangerous consumables: what is the difference between fake brake discs and pads from the original (part 1)
A motorist who saves money on the brakes of his car does not want to live for sure. Maybe he even wants to kill someone. This, of course, is a…

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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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