Rotor carrot: tuning Lada Samara Fun
Anyone who has long been interested in tuning and racing can remember this car: the VAZ-2108 nicknamed “Carrot” participated in the very first official drag racing competitions in Russia back…

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I'm not guilty: the end of the brake pad benchmark test
The great-grandfather of one character in a famous film once said: “I have the desire to buy a house, but I don’t have the opportunity ... I have the opportunity…

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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…

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car with a rook

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After the already classic “five” in the back of the E39, the design of the E60 was shocking – although less ambiguous than that of the E65 that appeared a little earlier. However, fundamental changes here were not only in design, but also in technology. In the secondary market, prices for such a cool car start from a suspiciously low mark: our Avito Auto colleagues note that there are quite a few options for literally thousands for 400, but for cars in decent condition they ask for 700-800. What explains such a spread, and what should I look for when buying? Continue reading

Class struggle: how in 30 years the automobile B-class has outgrown the D-class

Almost every new or used car buyer is anxious to get “as much as possible a car” for their money. In other words, buy a car as high as possible class. Many are even willing to permanently abandon the idea of ​​buying a new car – after all, in the secondary market, you can buy a car for one or even two classes above for the same money. Let’s look at how car classes are defined, how they have changed over time, and why this whole system is not perfect. Continue reading

Hyundai Elantra IV used

Soplatformenniki and restyling
It was the Elantra HD that at one time became a pioneer in terms of using the new J4 platform, on which Kia Ceed and Cerato will be released a bit later, the ix35 crossover, the Tiburon coupe and much more. As the model of the “main” brand of the Korean concern, Elantra was the first to try on the Gamma family of engines, and even a hybrid version, which did not reach Russia. Continue reading

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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…

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How to start the car if the battery is in the key fob alarm?
What if, far from civilization, the battery in the key fob "died" in your alarm? There are no shops nearby, there is no spare battery either, and you cannot use…

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class W211
Let the majority of the “luxury” options of this car, such as keyless access, rain sensor, navigation and parking sensors, are available in modern mass C-class machines, but the balance…

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Class struggle: how in 30 years the automobile B-class has outgrown the D-class
Almost every new or used car buyer is anxious to get “as much as possible a car” for their money. In other words, buy a car as high as possible…

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