Engine V6, limousine body and Ukrainian production: myths and facts about the Skoda Octavia I
Skoda Octavia has every reason to be considered one of the most important and “volume forming” models for a Czech manufacturer. For us, this car is also remarkable by the…

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Why did FAW stop building on Avtotor? Where will adjust the release of Besturn X40 and what have the Haval?
The oldest Chinese company FAW introduces its second passenger model FAW Besturn X40 to the Russian market and plans to begin assembling it in Russia. And at what factory? ..…

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5 reasons to love and hate Volga Siber
GAZ's engineering project for turning Chrysler into the Volga can be called one of the most controversial in the history of the domestic auto industry. Some call Siber the best…

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Minimum status, maximum complexity: whether to buy a Volkswagen Phaeton

Phaeton – the car is in many ways truly non-standard. For example, it was produced simply indecently long for a representative sedan – from 2002 to 2016, and during that time, having gone through two updates, it still did not become a radically different car. This is one of the few Volkswagen that received “record” engines under the hood – diesel V10 and petrol W12. This is an atypical Volkswagen from the point of view of the “national” image of the brand – here, unlike any other Passat, there were no cheap versions with spring suspension and manual transmissions. Continue reading

How to make friends with a modern car with a trailer? The nuances of the installation of the tow bar

The trailer is a favorite accessory of avid gardeners, experienced auto-travelers, as well as many small businessmen from the construction and commercial sector. Its cost is not so great, and the advantages are enormous. However, those who plan to put the hitch with their own hands on a modern car, and not on the grandfather’s “penny”, may face some difficulties …

Plus trailer – weight. The minus is, in fact, one, but huge – difficulties with storage … In many cities today there is no place to put the car itself, what can we say about parking a “cart” … However, if you don’t have problems with storing a trailer and buying it is planned , in fact, petty efforts – installation on the car traction coupling device, popularly referred to as a towbar. Continue reading

Rock and Roll Concentrate: Bertone X1 / 9 Ownership

Such cars in Russia on the go – no more than three or four pieces. This copy was literally saved by a miracle in Rostov from the garbage dump and restored … no, not 100% original, but this process cannot be called “kolhozing”. The approach to the restoration was chosen very conceptual, including a trip to the factory in Turin. However, first things first …

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Bertone X1 / 9 (nee – Fiat X1 / 9, later named Bertone, after the completion of production at the Fiat plant), rear-wheel drive two-seater sports coupe in the back of a targa, produced in 1985. Continue reading

Ride or own: 5 cases when leasing is more profitable than a loan
Credit remains the key financial instrument for acquiring new cars in Russia. The main reason for its popularity is simple and clear: car owners are accustomed to "pay for their",…

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Volvo V70 3
Pro generational confusion In some sources, this car is considered the third generation, in others - the second. Rights of any of them. The question is where to count. The…

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French design, wrong name and best layout: myths and facts about IL-2125 Combi
In the mid-sixties, Izhevsk decided to organize automobile production. The corresponding government order prescribed the creation of a car factory on the basis of Izhmash, where Moskvich clones would be…

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Dangerous steering, minivan body and foreign design: myths and facts about Lada Kalina
Outwardly, the Lada Kalina was so different from the angular "chisels" and the "pregnant-swollen" VAZ-2110 that they immediately tried to catch her in "tarnishing connections with foreign cars." Moreover, the…

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