The large crossover Mazda came to our market a year and a half ago, but during this short period the Japanese managed to modernize. ZR was among the first to find out what has changed in the car.Yuriy Timkin “Behind the wheel”

The reason: familiarity with the updated flagship Mazda.

The scene: Murmansk and the surrounding area.

Impressions. It is useless to look for changes on the outside — they are not. But innovations in the cabin immediately apparent. Here a new instrument panel with 7-inch color display, seats with ventilation function (it was previously only heated) and brought up to modern standards multimedia system — it received support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

In addition, the choice of color trim is now limited to a black and white color scheme complements the impressive bright brown color.

Updated Mazda CX-9Обновленный Mazda CX-9

In the cabin — new instrument panel and upgraded the infotainment system to which you can now connect the smartphone using the protocols Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.In the cabin — new instrument panel and upgraded the infotainment system to which you can now connect the smartphone using the protocols Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

It’s hard to believe, but the cameras of the circular review appeared CX-9 is only now, with the restyling.It’s hard to believe, but the cameras of the circular review appeared CX-9 is only now, with the restyling.

On the second row is spacious and comfortable, has heated seats and a separate control panel is “weather”. Of improvements — redesigned the backs of the front seats and a more comfortable center armrest.On the second row is spacious and comfortable, has heated seats and a separate control panel is “weather”. Of improvements — redesigned the backs of the front seats and a more comfortable center armrest.

The rest of the improvements are not visible to the eye. But not to feel them! So, thanks to the improved noise isolation in the cabin was noticeably quieter in all driving modes. Springs and dampers with new characteristics beneficial impact on smoothness, and the new steering knuckles and more rigid silent-blocks, suspension arms increased steering precision.

At the winter tracks to drive on the CX-9 was in a rush! On driving feel Mazda is now not too inferior to the premium crossovers, which are more expensive in one and a half to two times.

As before, the CX-9 is supplied with no alternative petrol 2.5-liter 231-strong “turboservice”, in conjunction with which employed a 6-speed automatic. A great tandem! Dynamics Mazda outperforms the competition with atmospheric sixes (Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento Prime, Toyota Highlander) and their more economical. Average fuel consumption on test results did not exceed 12.5 litres/100 km.

With the restyling of the exterior of the Mazda has not changed, which is not surprising — even in its current form, the CX-9 looks brighter and more attractive than most of your classmates.With the restyling of the exterior of the Mazda has not changed, which is not surprising — even in its current form, the CX-9 looks brighter and more attractive than most of your classmates.

Prospects. Of course, sales records updated CX-9 is unlikely to set. However becoming more popular than the version before restyling it quite on forces — there will not only made improvements but also more affordable price of “entry” modification (2 795 000 instead of 2 000 848).

Rating. Modernization has made the CX-9 a more comfortable, elegant and harmonious car. So, what should be the flagship of the range. I think fans of him will increase.

Details: ZR, 2019, No. 05.

Mazda CX-9 2019: all small changes

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Mazda CX-9 2019: all small changes

One of the first Kia Sportage I once rode to the Arctic circle. Since then, watching with interest, as with each upgrade and change generation “Korean” is catching up with their Japanese competitors. Today in our test, he swung the Mazda CX-5. And, by the way, Sportage and CX-5 showed an interesting fight.Peter Little “Behind the wheel”

It would seem, more recently, Koreans still went to the disciples, and now they already have examples to follow. One of them is the reliability of transmission in a situation when you need to paddle in deep snow.

Read more and watch video here.

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Tested Ford Focus Turnier or new Kia Ceed SW? To get the answer to this question, the expert SP conducted a series of tests. The choice is made!Alexander Vinogradov “Behind the wheel”

Back in 2007, I changed the sedan BMW the third series on “treshku”-universal. And away we go: now I have a fourth “wagon”!

When five years ago I decided to stop using second-hand, drew attention to this generalist Focus and Ceed. The choice fell on the “third” Focus, which regularly serves to this day. And here I have a brand new Kia Ceed SW. Will he be able to do what failed predecessor, and to tip the scales of my choice.

Kia Ceed SW

The third iteration of the station wagon was sold in 2018. Sales in Russia started in January of this year. Build — in Kaliningrad factory Avtotor.

ENGINES: gasoline: 1.4 (100 HP) — 1 084 900 ₽1.6 (128 HP) — from 1 114 900 ₽1.4 T (140 HP) — 1 284 900 ₽

Ford Focus Turnier

The machine is third-generation appeared in 2010. At the end of 2014 has undergone a restyling. Build — in Vsevolozhsk. Last year introduced the fourth generation Focus, but the date of its appearance in Russia is unknown.

ENGINES:petrol: 1.6 (105 HP) — 1 006 000 ₽1.6 (125 HP) — 1 072 000 ₽1.5 T (150 HP) — 1 368 000 ₽

The fifth door rises above the Focus. On the door of Sid can hit even a man of average height.The fifth door rises above the Focus. On the door of Sid can hit even a man of average height.

Rear entry

In Europe have a new Focus, but this is still good, and replace it in Russia is not expected yet. Restyling benefited.

But Ceed SW don’t miss! In his forms something Mercedes.

The electric tailgate opens to the gaze of a neat cargo compartment volume of 428 liters (measured by our methodology) with rails and mobile partition — and Korean-universal-class Golf! The door rises not very high. I almost touch her head, even though I average growth. To fold the rear seat backrests, no need to reach: on the side walls of the trunk there is a duplicate button. The back is divided into three parts, and even with skis and snowboard on a Board behind to comfortably sit two. And if you put the seat fully, it’s easy to settle in for the night: the length of the cargo Bay in this case — two meters!

For the carriage of long goods, the Focus will have to add one of the two sections of the rear seat. In this scenario, two back is not very comfortable.For the carriage of long goods, the Focus will have to add one of the two sections of the rear seat. In this scenario, two back is not very comfortable.

Ford has no offices under the floor, but the trunk is almost perfectly shaped and wider. The threshold below three centimeters, on unpainted plastic bumper you can put a cargo.Ford has no offices under the floor, but the trunk is almost perfectly shaped and wider. The threshold below three centimeters, on unpainted plastic bumper you can put a cargo.

The Focus is also possible to arrange sleeping places, but they will be shorter. The back is divided only into two parts. With the ski sitting in the back together is worse: the one who in the center, no luck — the Central tunnel is high, the headroom a bit. Cramped rear row has always been the Achilles heel of the “third” Focus.

But the trunk of the Ford is not bad. Although the volume is second zidovska a few tens of liters. The door swung higher, and the side wall is perfectly straight. “Bagged” a suitcase with a large backpack up under the curtain vertically. It is a pity that disappeared restyled outlet in the boot — useful thing. Now have to drag a wire from the front panel to pump up the tyres of the Bicycle or blow up the air mattress.

For rear passengers — Gill ventilation and two-stage heated seats.For rear passengers — Gill ventilation and two-stage heated seats.

Starting with version Prestige back Sid divided in the ratio 40:20:40. It is very convenient for the carriage of the same ski — there are two comfortable seats for passengers.Starting with version Prestige back Sid divided in the ratio 40:20:40. It is very convenient for the carriage of the same ski — there are two comfortable seats for passengers.

Rails with sliding partition — it’s cool! Things do not hang around the trunk. But the width and height of the trunk Ceed loses a bit of Focus.Rails with sliding partition — it’s cool! Things do not hang around the trunk. But the width and height of the trunk Ceed loses a bit of Focus.

In side the socket back there, as luxurious underground world, with deep and comfortable offices. Fluid — lower the height of the trunk “under the curtain”. The aforementioned suitcase with a backpack under it did not fit.

Stupid robots

Both with a robotic box. But the Focus of the 125‑strong aspirated, and Kia’s 140‑HP turbo. At the traffic lights Ceed confidently breaks away from Ford driving a couple of buildings to 100 km/h. However, transmission change with a delay and not always on time, at the start sometimes the vibration is felt like the clutch has worn out. Ford PowerShift is also not present. Intelligence does not Shine, and the thoughtfulness does not disappear even with the transition to sportregion. And all this with less power and more modest torque.

Multimedia SYNC does not possess superlogical menu. The image quality of the monitor is slightly better than the Kia. But when you turn the camera is also an Association with a cassette tape recorder.Multimedia SYNC does not possess superlogical menu. The image quality of the monitor is slightly better than the Kia. But when you turn the camera is also an Association with a cassette tape recorder.

After upgrading the coasters are lined up longitudinally and acquired a mobile partition.After upgrading the coasters are lined up longitudinally and acquired a mobile partition.

Most age-of-Focus feel in the cabin. Ergonomics no complaints, but with compartments for small things tight. A huge front panel eats up a lot of space and is visually overwhelming.Most age-of-Focus feel in the cabin. Ergonomics no complaints, but with compartments for small things tight. A huge front panel eats up a lot of space and is visually overwhelming.

To the left of the driver — an additional box.To the left of the driver — an additional box.

Box between the front seats complemented by a USB connector and socket for 12 V, but the capacity is so-so.Box between the front seats complemented by a USB connector and socket for 12 V, but the capacity is so-so.

Station wagons feel their best on the freeway. Focus requires minimal taxiings and stoically endures a long rectilinear motion. Ceed, except that in longitudinal gauge reacts a little stronger. Times when “Sarah” was not expecting decent handling, over thirty years ago with the advent of the wagon the BMW E30. A good chassis is not a hindrance to usability! And today, even the mass wagon-class Golf delight discerning drivers.

Ceed is surprising accurate and precise reactions to steering. Chassis Focus the same juicy: pure feedback “hydraulics”, coupled with gambling and handling. Filigree to follow a predetermined path? Please!

To control a skid? Easy!

The console is deployed to the driver. Like sitting in the cockpit. Relative position of the seat and controls do not cause problems.The console is deployed to the driver. Like sitting in the cockpit. Relative position of the seat and controls do not cause problems.

The logic and functionality of a top-end multimedia system is good, but the image quality of an 8-inch screen (especially if it is a picture from rear camera) reminiscent of the era of VHS.The logic and functionality of a top-end multimedia system is good, but the image quality of an 8-inch screen (especially if it is a picture from rear camera) reminiscent of the era of VHS.

In addition to the two sites at the base of the center console between the seats is a roomy box with adjustable along the length of the armrest.In addition to the two sites at the base of the center console between the seats is a roomy box with adjustable along the length of the armrest.

For fun, deliver a taxiway, do not want to sacrifice comfort. Focus even on 17‑inch wheels endures the results of patching. That’s just the small bumps respond in the bowels of the machine more noticeable than I would like.

In chassis Sid traffic fines almost dissolves without a trace, but the flaws are bigger felt stronger. And save on thick “chumki” in the wheel arches. Focus better isolates the hum of the tires. And less push on the gas: the largest decibel live at Ford in the engine compartment.

Than the “third” Focus was always off, so it’s perfectly configured chassis — eight years after the debut is still one of the most drayverskih machines in the class.Than the “third” Focus was always off, so it’s perfectly configured chassis — eight years after the debut is still one of the most drayverskih machines in the class.

Ceed SW once again proves that universal can give driving pleasure: good feedback on the steering wheel, high stability.Ceed SW once again proves that universal can give driving pleasure: good feedback on the steering wheel, high stability.

The red and the blue

Ceed SW beat Focus. Of course, test the Kia is noticeably more expensive. Two hundred thousand is a solid argument for my pocket. But we are talking about the ceiling price. If we reject the new-fangled assistants, coupled with some details, the price tag will be that of Focus, but under the hood will remain brisk turbo robot.

If you condescend to atmospheric engine with hydromechanical automatic, the price and will do a modest Ford. And it happened to me again today to choose between Kia and Ford station wagons, I definitely would red.

FOCUS TURNIER

CEED SW


13,3

15,0

Kar-index takes into account operating costs on a mileage 70 000 km registration fee and vehicle inspection, vehicle tax, cost of insurance, fuel and routine maintenance, as well as the loss when reselling the car.

DATA PRODUCERS

FORD FOCUS TURNIER

KIA CEED SW

Weight / total weight

1473 / 1825 kg

1297 / 1880 kg

Acceleration 0-100 km/h

11.9 s

9,4 with

Maximum speed

193 km/h

205 km/h

Fuel / fuel reserve

AI-92 / 55 l

AI-95 / 50 l

Fuel consumption: urban / suburban / mixed cycle

8,7 / 4,9 / 6,3 l / 100 km

7,7 / 5,2 / 6,1 l / 100 km

ENGINE

Type

petrol

petrol, supercharged

Location

front, transversely

front, transversely

Configuration / number of valves

R4 / 16

R4 / 16

The working volume

1596 cm3

1353 cm3

Power

92 kW / 125 HP at 6000 rpm

103 kW / 140 HP at 6000 rpm

Torque

159 N·m at 4000 rpm

242 nm at 1500-3200 rpm

TRANSMISSION

Drive type

front

front

Transmission

P6

P7

Gear ratio: I / II / III / IV / V / VI / VII / z.x.

3,92 / 2,43 / 1,61 / 1,14 / 0,87 / 0,70 / — / 3,92

3,93 / 2,32 / 2,04 / 1,07 / 0,82 / 0,88 / 0,72 / 5,34

Main gear

n. d.

4,29 / 3,17

SUSPENSION

Suspension: front / rear

McPherson / multi-link

McPherson/ multi-link

Steering

rack and pinion, with AGUR

rack & pinion with MDPS

Brakes: front / rear

disc, ventilated / disc

disc, ventilated / disc

Tires

215/50 R17

225/45 R17

SERVICE IN NUMBERS

The frequency of the

Guarantee

Dealers (workshop)

FOCUS TURNIER

15 000 km or 12 months

3 years or 100,000 km

112

CEED SW

15 000 km or 12 months

5 years or 150 000 km

188


EXPERT EVALUATION OF VEHICLES

Scores are given collectively by a group of experts ZR. Evaluation is not absolute, it shows the location of the machine in this test against a particular opponent. Maximum score — 10 points (ideal). 8 points is the norm for machines in this class.

Model

FOCUS TURNIER

CEED SW

The working place of the driver

In both vehicles the driver seat is well contoured; the Focus is a little better in back, Sid — pillow. Parity and control. The Kia is a beautiful instrument and an excellent wheel. The Focus of the nonlinear digitization of the speedometer takes some getting used to. As part of the view Focus is noticeably inferior sid: massive base pillars impede the view forward. The Kia blind spot is noticeably smaller, although the exterior mirrors are not the biggest. Helps monitor blind spots.

Seat

9

9

Controls

9

9

Overview

7

8

Salon

The space in front of the cabin both universal close. But Kia fared any better with its organization: there are two convenient sites for the smartphone, the box between the front seats more. The Focus of the rear row closer: less legroom, but a high Central tunnel uncomfortable for the middle passenger. Ceed offers more space in all directions. The volume of the trunk close. Ford rises above the fifth door, lower threshold, and wider aperture (1050 mm against 1030 mm from Sid). In side very comfortable underground, and the rear seatback is divided into three parts.

The front part

8

9

The rear part

7

8

The trunk

9

9

Ride quality

In the limiting dynamics “atmospheric” Ford is inferior to sid. And draft control — equality. Robots both universals are not quick; the handling and Focus, and Sid raises questions — great feedback, accurate response, straight line stability. Brakes better than the Ford: drive is configured correctly. The Kia slowdown is too sharp in the initial phase of pressing on the pedal.

Dynamics

8

9

Brake

9

8

Handling

9

9

Comfort

Two station wagon is close in energy intensity of the suspension. Focus just feels better on medium-sized bumps, Ceed confident isolates the small things. As for noise isolation, the Ford has a solo engine, the Kia is most audible road noise. Both cars heated windshield and steering wheel. Possible climate control SIDA more broadly: there are heated rear seats and vents for the rear passengers.

Noise

8

8

Ride

8

8

Climate

8

9

Adaptability to Russia

The engine and transmission in side covered by a plastic protection, Focus has provided only a felt duster. The ground clearance of both cars are modest. In the trunk of each stowaway. Dealer network the Ford is quite wide, but the Korean is even more extensive. Besides, the brand Kia has traditionally been strong in matters of warranty (although with reservations).

Accessibility

8

9

Service

9

10

Operation

8

8

Overall rating

8,27

8,67

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This month will be an updated version of the seven-seat crossover Mazda CX-9, the value of which has declined.Alexander Khlynov

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Mazda CX-9 2019: all small changes

Until the end of March of this year in Russia will appear updated crossover Mazda CX-9. All the innovations have affected the inner space and has not only affected the comfort level of the car, but also on its value.

“This upgrade will help us to keep share and to respond to queries buyers Mazda are increasingly choosing picking from a wide range of options,” commented the update Director of marketing of Mazda Motor RUS Andrey Glazkov.

The updated version of Mazda CX-9 is equipped with 7-inch high resolution screen on the dashboard, which is much easier to read information. Changed the front seats of the car: now they are equipped with ventilation. Another practical change has been the advent of frameless interior rear-view mirror. It should be noted that the CX-9 first in the Russian lineup Mazda is equipped with a multimedia system compatible with CarPlay & Android Auto.

Designers, dorabotali crossover, took care of the interior, which now combines artificial and natural materials. In the foreground of perception turned out to be a spectacular Nappa leather and natural Japanese ash.

Despite the new options, and more expensive trim, the initial cost of the car, on the contrary, decreased. It happened thanks to the appearance of the tissue interior in Active specification, which is now at 53 000 rubles cheaper — 2 795 000. In top configuration, changed its name from Exclusive to Executive, updated the crossover is estimated to be worth from 3 to 257 000 3 357 000, 108 000 rubles more expensive than the cost of the current version of the crossover in the maximum configuration.

  • Mazda develops new hybrid system based on the rotary engine, which promises to be the purest on the market.
  • Recently, journalists SP has completed testing the new Mazda 6 and have already shared the results of the drafting of the test vehicle.

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This year, the traditional student’s concept Skoda will be done on the flagship crossover of the company.Matthew Drawbar Specialist

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7 production models, the Skoda, which has not got to Russia

For several years, once a year the students, passing practice in Skoda, under the guidance of experienced designers and engineers create conceptcar. Of course, they do not go into mass production, but provide an opportunity for young designers to realize their potential.

This year students will create a sixth concept. This process involved 35 young designers and engineers (including six women). Together with experts they will turn Skoda’s flagship crossover Kodiaq in a stylish truck.

The sketches, which were published by the company, it is clear that the machine will be two. Present her this summer. Skoda say that this is a unique opportunity for young professionals. “Where you can build your own car, this is a unique opportunity for professional training in small teams under the guidance of experienced professionals,” says one of the participants of the project, the student Zuzana of Otradovka.

No technical details about the project Skoda has not yet reported.

  • It is possible that the Skoda pick-up will receive a serial sequel. After all, Volkswagen creates a pickup on the same modular platform MQB, which is based on and Kodiaq.
  • This year in Russia will begin assembling a more compact crossover Skoda Karoq.

Skoda will turn Kodiaq in the truck

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Skoda will turn Kodiaq in the truck

Suitable equipment are already testing in Australia. It works about the same as the speed camera, but installed slightly differently.Elena Alekseeva

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Experts stood up for the phone while driving

Phone use while driving today one of the biggest problems on the roads. The most sad that all know how dangerous that is and what you can not do that, but chatting or sitting in social networks drivers is growing. In Australia decided to fight this scourge with the help of suitable techniques. Since the beginning of the year in the Sydney test two cameras that “look” in the machine and determine whether the driver’s cell phone. A new system using artificial intelligence works in any time and under any weather conditions. A photo of the intruder it sends to the information processing center, in the same way as a speed camera.

The device is similar to the speed camera, but not installed on the piers, and the viaduct (bridge construction style), that is much higher. Because of this, they “see” through the windshield, making the driver. Meanwhile, advocates of the country are already preparing for the lawsuits from people who are unhappy with the breach of confidentiality. Anticipating this, the Australian authorities until April, so far only conducted tests and the penalties are not prescribed. And then will decide how to spend it legally.

A photo with the camera detecting phone use while driving. Photo: state government of New South Wales.A photo with the camera detecting phone use while driving. Photo: state government of New South Wales.

Australia has a penalty of AUD $ 337 (239 US dollars) plus 5 penalty points for the fact that the phone is in the hand of the driver. Allowed the use of Handsfree, provided that your phone is attached to a holder that is not blocking the road or located on the instrument panel.

  • In France it is not permitted to use mobile phones even when the vehicle is stationary, even with your Blinker on. The penalty for the phone in the hand of the driver is 135 Euro.
  • We conducted a survey among our readers as they relate to this issue. 19% said that they are not using the phone, driving a car, and 47% said “occasionally, briefly just in case”.

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Bbig frame polnoprivodniki., Yes, certainly in black we have long calls honor, respect and even awe. And in long-established circle of several models of top brands intends to sign a new player – Yes, with some ambitious intentions.

Let us, however, we begin not with a name, and prices. So – 1 162 800 hryvnia for the “Packed” version. For a brand new Toyota Prado will have to pay at least half, if not two times more. With this amount, you can purchase the aforementioned Prado at the age of not less than five years and with the stated mileage 150 thousand (and basically at all for 200). Well, or just a new large crossover-type Renault Koleos or Kia Sorento (ZR, 2018, No. 12) – too bad, but agree, not one pair of shoes for those who are targeting the device more impressive.

From Haval H9 powerful frame, however, not the most impressive ground clearance – 206 mm. In the profile is visible at the lowest point of the structure.

And now reveal the names of: meet – the Haval H9. Yes, we have – auto is a native of China. And now you will belong to him: a million or just a million?

First of all try to collect their will and try to forget everything you know about Chinese cars. It’s not easy, but necessary. Because in H9 you will find practically nothing from this sorrowful image. The design does not quibble, to the quality of the painting and Assembly of the body – so the more. But the interior produces a more favorable impression!

H9 looks expensive and presentable. The color quality, the body Assembly is very neat.

Here a quiet design in the best canons of class and excellent road material: great soft plastic, nice quality leather and natural polished aluminum. Every detail, down to the last keys and caps, made soundly and accurately.

On the first two rows roomy, not only in the Royal chambers: there is almost an overabundance of space. However, it is good, too much does not happen. There was a third row of two chairs are arranged exclusively by means of electric drive: civilization, you know! They, in General, also have enough space – grown men will be accommodated without difficulty, but the high boot floor makes you screw up your knees to chest level.

The passengers of the second row is your unit climate. Over it – ionizer cabin airIn the third row will be enough inventory space for an adult, but the floor is very high: knees have to screw up to chest heightIf you turn the ring on the gas emphasis tailgate, it will be on to reliably latch and slammed shut from a gust of windIn the trunk provided by a household socket 220 VChair of the third row are arranged with the actuator. Even in seven-seater variant is a decent space for Luggage: a pair of suitcases easily enter

Trunk with wing door, as he loved to do Japanese, and it opens it in Japanese, too right: to China with his right-hand traffic solution, to put it mildly, strange. But a gas shock has a latch: the door can be left open without fear that a gust of wind will close and will hit you. The top of the door runs quite far on the high roof and on top of tilted: when I looked in the trunk after a snowfall, a good portion of fresh fluffy snow from the roof edge immediately did not hesitate to crash straight to the baggage and worsebuy upholstery. How can that be, if brush brushes usually lies inside the machine, and often it is in the trunk?..

Massage chair

Luxury equipment to match the scale of the space. H9 welcome offers traditional comforts for the business class: from the panoramic roof, and a stepped heated seats first and second row set up a decent security system. There are specific Eastern stuff: how to get cleaner air ionizer?

The driver’s workplace is organized with properly. Comfortable wide seat with a comfortable profile, broad range of adjustment, the steering wheel is the correct section with a good rapid heating around the entire circumference. Really liked the electronic transmission gear selector: and form that is necessary, and the algorithm mode selection competent, and high-quality aluminium gives a pleasant feeling each time you touch.

The interior is impressive not only space, but also the quality of the materials. China here in all senses does not smell.

But something still remained Chinese. Here’s the translation: do you think that means “massage chair” in the menu choice seat? Yes, it’s massage the very areas that you thought, but the translation someone laugh, and someone much stump.

Overdid the interfaces. To turn on the heated seats, press one of the analog key and two virtual: even Volvo, who all went to the nuts in one movement less. Too complicated remote climate control, but worst of all, his “brain” does not remember the previously selected installation blowout – and the next time you start the motor again starts off earlier and the air conditioning directs air to the face instead of the windscreen and feet…

The bottom row of keys that control is mainly a security systems – silvery metal with a bright label. In the night they are well lit, but a bright day would never figure out what the symbols on them aren’t “hazard lights” is easily.

The audio system will please picky audiophiles, because acoustics is not some kind of Chinese market, and Infinity. And the large touch display quality and vivid. Sorry, not available connection with smartphones.

Devices combined: virtual speedometer, but quite readableOn an impressive console, a lot of buttons. However, to enable the heated seats, you must first press one of the analog key, then the two virtual displayLabels on the bottom row of buttons a day, barely visibleNext to the comfortable selector 8-speed automatic unit selection modes of the transmission. Everything is clear and userof the passengers of the second row block your climate. Over it – ionizer cabin airOn the back right passenger seat duplicated control buttons – for easy access of the driver or rear passengerthese are the subtleties of translation…

Great diving

The massive bonnet is double sealed, sturdy sheet “chumki” and gas stops conceals an interesting and worthy business-class powertrain. Turbodiesel 2 litres, 190 HP – a private Chinese development although it is clear that with the world’s brightest minds. Machine, and even eight-speed from ZF: modern and thoroughbred design, issues which should not be.

The motor comes to life easily and quietly, and generally in the cabin on all modes, even at 130 km/h, comely silence: noise-H9 is really a premium level. In motion Haval – that classic American SUV-dreadnoughts. The steering wheel is very light and empty, ephemeral feedback and turns a huge car is obviously much less to their liking than the unwavering March forward rolls high body solid. But all this is forgiven “ninth” for a immensely mild stroke. On the third day in company with the H9 I simply had forgotten to press the left pedal before the speed bumps! Even at a hefty Yamin pendant perfectly keeps hitting, it is simply impossible to bring to breakdown. This amazing energy – what we need on our roads!

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Diesel in General is powerful, with strong grass-roots pull, but his temperament is not impressed. If you go to a third or even a quarter of the pedal – no questions. Heavy SUV accelerates confidently and assertively, creating the feeling that he still has a solid stock revisualizing energy. But promise the pedal to the floor – and Haval does not seek to go faster, and passport 190 HP immediately, like grains of sand slipping through fingers: feels here the honest forces in the three dozen less. However, don’t forget about the stranglehold the current exonormative…

The Chinese have turned a decent car: comfort and equipment it is very close overtakes even Japanese classmates. It lacks only the magic of the brand!

But the machine is good: switches and quickly, and so smoothly that even the arrow of a tachometer for his skillful work it’s difficult to track. Despite the fact that the eighth is already at 75 km/h, large highway speed – no problem: at 130 km/h Haval satisfied with only 2.5 thousand revs! Hence, decent economy: about 9-9. 5 liters per “hundred” in the city that brisk pace on the highway.

The reason for respect

For the distribution of the power flux of y H9 meets the multi-disc clutch BorgWarner – it connects the front wheels when slippage of the rear. How her teeth are a hardcore off-road, we checked the meaning just go to town on all-season tires, no toothy? Her protector openly hints that immediately clogged with mud and pull out of the swamp this here Behemoth two and a half tons not every tractor in silence. But it is theoretically possible H9 needs to be more confidence than any crossover. Because the load to a decent clutch from China SUV features a locking rear transverse differential, and as a purebred is from Eaton.

Keys, differential lock, activation eboreime, inclusion of low transmission 4L and turning the washer choice driving modes are grouped into a single block near the transmission selector. Each of the five driving modes (“auto”, “sport”, “dirt”, “snow”, “sand”) changes the configuration of the powertrain, the automatic transmission, accelerator pedal and stabilization system. It correctly! And works well, at least on the snowy pavement with a crust of ice on a country road with a small granucci – even with the small capabilities of the tires. However, it should be borne in mind that the main drive in H9 circumstance – back, with the appropriate nuances of handling.

Made Haval H9 and its manufacturer enter the business-class large SUV? On first impressions Yes. This car is neither in the literal nor in a figurative sense does not smell China: he is beaming with prosperity and wealth. Excellent finishing, perfect insulation, high-quality transmission very good motor – positive inputs. Isn’t it odd that with the apparent modernity of the structure in a H9 service interval like the dinosaurs from past decades: 10 thousand km.

Here and now H9 I definitely liked: the week passed in comfort and pleasure, behind the big wheel of brainchild group Great Wall feel confident and safe as the great wall of China. Here are just predictions difficult: what would be the resource of the body and its vitality to our salt reagents, how reliable electrics and electronics? But it matters neither more nor less than a million.

And I want to believe that Haval adequately prepared for the answers. For how else to create a new image cars from China?

BEHIND THE WHEEL OF THE NO. 01 2019

Crossover Haval H6: the China syndrome

“Behind the wheel” compared the 402-th Moscow — the first Soviet car new, thaw era — with its foreign contemporaries.Sergey Kanunnikov “Behind the wheel”

In 1956, stood up on the conveyor first in the history of the Moscow plant small cars car designed in the capital of the Soviet engineers. Up to that time produced Moskvich‑401, which was a direct descendant of the pre-war Opel.

Moskvich‑402 became the founder of a revolutionary for the plant family (in the picture — later Moskvich‑407). The car has received new, spacious and comfortable (compared to the Muscovite‑401) body with a separate trunk. Structurally and stylistically close to the body volgovskoe, which is hardly surprising — in its design the direct participation of experts of the Gorky automobile plant, which in this case was much more experience than Moscow colleagues.Moskvich‑402 became the founder of a revolutionary for the plant family (in the picture — later Moskvich‑407). The car has received new, spacious and comfortable (compared to the Muscovite‑401) body with a separate trunk. Structurally and stylistically close to the body volgovskoe, which is hardly surprising — in its design the direct participation of experts of the Gorky automobile plant, which in this case was much more experience than Moscow colleagues.

Opel Olympia Rekord [1], Ford Taunus 12M [2], ‘aronde Simca [3], Ford Prefect [4].
In 1953, for MZMA bought a few of the latest European cars — analogues of Moskvich‑402, including German and English fords, French SIM card, the new Opel. With any of the Western Soviet machines are not backed up. The grille of one of the prototypes of 1955 resembled opalesque, but she just refused. The result is a distinctive, very modern and nice car.Opel Olympia Rekord [1], Ford Taunus 12M [2], ‘aronde Simca [3], Ford Prefect [4].
In 1953, for MZMA bought a few of the latest European cars — analogues of Moskvich‑402, including German and English fords, French SIM card, the new Opel. With any of the Western Soviet machines are not backed up. The grille of one of the prototypes of 1955 resembled opalesque, but she just refused. The result is a distinctive, very modern and nice car.

The design of new models based on old nodes started in Moscow in 1951. The style repeatedly changed, achieving a greater clarity of lines and careful attention to detail. On state tests in 1955 brought out the prototypes, very similar to the production car, but with different finishes the front end, particularly with a “toothy” grille.The design of new models based on old nodes started in Moscow in 1951. The style repeatedly changed, achieving a greater clarity of lines and careful attention to detail. On state tests in 1955 brought out the prototypes, very similar to the production car, but with different finishes the front end, particularly with a “toothy” grille.

Serial Moskvich‑402 sample 1956 was the radiator grille in the style of the GAZ-M21, but instead gazovskih star — chrome-plated ball. By the end of the 1950s from such veneer was abandoned in favor of more restrained and harmonious lattice.Serial Moskvich‑402 sample 1956 was the radiator grille in the style of the GAZ-M21, but instead gazovskih star — chrome-plated ball. By the end of the 1950s from such veneer was abandoned in favor of more restrained and harmonious lattice.

Moskvich‑402 — first new car thaw era: it began to produce a few months earlier the Volga GAZ-M21. Figuring out how independent was the design of the “four second”, will talk about his followers — the Moskvich‑407 and -403, because the gradual improvement already mastered in the production of cars was typical for MZMA, and then for AZLK.

In the cabin of the Muscovite only a couple of elements vaguely reminiscent of the solutions used in the French’aronde Simca sedan: round dial speedometer (SIM cards it is much larger) and a check box to turn signal switch on the steering column. Direct copy it is, of course, is not.In the cabin of the Muscovite only a couple of elements vaguely reminiscent of the solutions used in the French’aronde Simca sedan: round dial speedometer (SIM cards it is much larger) and a check box to turn signal switch on the steering column. Direct copy it is, of course, is not.

Salon Muscovites families, 402, 407 and 403 looked modest, but harmonious and quite original.Salon Muscovites families, 402, 407 and 403 looked modest, but harmonious and quite original.

Independent suspension Moskvich‑402 with the first in the USSR, telescopic shock absorbers, ball bearing at the top of a finger with the eccentric sleeve at the bottom of almost copies the design opalewski Olympia, 1953.Independent suspension Moskvich‑402 with the first in the USSR, telescopic shock absorbers, ball bearing at the top of a finger with the eccentric sleeve at the bottom of almost copies the design opalewski Olympia, 1953.

Suspension Moskvich‑407 modernized. The bottom also appeared spherical bearing. In the old design it was very difficult to adjust corners of installation of wheels, especially on a seasoned car. “Four hundred seventh” this operation is much easier.Suspension Moskvich‑407 modernized. The bottom also appeared spherical bearing. In the old design it was very difficult to adjust corners of installation of wheels, especially on a seasoned car. “Four hundred seventh” this operation is much easier.

Moskvich‑402 was partly a compromise solution. The new engine was not ready, so put the car Nizhnekamsky motor, which is a modernized opalewski unit. The diameter of the cylinders increased from 67,5 to 72 mm, stroke remained the same — 75 mm working volume rose to 1.22 liters, and capacity — up to 35 HP (the first version of the engine 23 HP). Power engine Moskvich‑402 lagged behind their foreign counterparts, which were given with 1.2 liters of working volume approximately 40-45 HP Moskvich‑402 was partly a compromise solution. The new engine was not ready, so put the car Nizhnekamsky motor, which is a modernized opalewski unit. The diameter of the cylinders increased from 67,5 to 72 mm, stroke remained the same — 75 mm working volume rose to 1.22 liters, and capacity — up to 35 HP (the first version of the engine 23 HP). Power engine Moskvich‑402 lagged behind their foreign counterparts, which were given with 1.2 liters of working volume approximately 40-45 HP

The engine of the Moskvitch 407 1958 — is also a compromise, but a different one. A completely new overhead valve engine with aluminum cylinder head, the designers were forced to “bind” to the old equipment. Therefore, the dimensions of the Assembly and the stroke of the piston (75 mm) was the same as the former, nizhnekayancha. Motor Moskvich‑407 a working volume of 1.36 liters has already issued 45 HP Less than the most advanced counterparts. But the Soviet engine had a low compression ratio (about 7.0) in the calculation of the low-grade gasoline.The engine of the Moskvitch 407 1958 — is also a compromise, but a different one. A completely new overhead valve engine with aluminum cylinder head, the designers were forced to “bind” to the old equipment. Therefore, the dimensions of the Assembly and the stroke of the piston (75 mm) was the same as the former, nizhnekayancha. Motor Moskvich‑407 a working volume of 1.36 liters has already issued 45 HP Less than the most advanced counterparts. But the Soviet engine had a low compression ratio (about 7.0) in the calculation of the low-grade gasoline.

Moscow ballad

Muscovites families, 402, 407 and 403 are among the most original and distinctive cars of the Soviet Union. Engineers and artists have created a machine having absorbed the latest achievements of European industry, but not directly copying any one counterpart. This was one of the reasons that the new Muscovite warmly welcomed in the foreign markets (not only in socialist countries), mostly in Finland and Scandinavia.

A family on a conveyor belt lasted only eight years until 1964. Surprisingly long for the Soviet automobile industry. Many design decisions, however, went on Moskvich‑408, but more on that another time.

Moskvich‑402 — that our engineers sketched the Opel

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And still he comes back. A fresh, improved, such a sweet heart… honey?. Opel decided on a triumphant return to Russia. But it will return so triumphant? Try to understand.Car Knight the author of the blog

Opel recently said that returns to our market and called those models with whom he will conquer the hearts of Russians. Will he succeed? Look at the models that Opel wants to introduce in our market.

Let’s start with the first “news” — Opel [we swear] Life. This minivan will be built on the platform of the vans twin Traveller Peugeot and Citroen SpaceTourer, with exactly the same units and differing only in a different interior and exterior. This minivan will be powered by a turbo diesel volume of 1.6 (95 HP) and 2.0 (150 HP) liter. Paired with a younger motor will work 5-speed manual transmission and 2 litre engine — classic automatic at 6-speed. Find the Opel buyers? I don’t think sales will be huge in excess of — the minivans we have in the country the product is niche, unpopular, and desirable although those who have large families. But the price will scare many. Traveller Peugeot and Citroen SpaceTourer start with a mark 2 100 000 rubles for the basic version. Opel would cost certainly not less and possibly more.

Second — Opel Vivaro. This car also has close ties with the creations of the PSA. Honestly, I don’t see much sense to release two similar in concept car. Why do we need two different van from Opel, to be sold if they are not very active (not taking into account the commercial version, if any, and will). The products would be expensive and few people interested in them.

Well, the most interesting finally — Opel Grandland X. This unit is already far more intriguing feelings. The market for compact SUVs in our country is gaining rabid popularity, as eloquently illustrated by the sale of Creta and Kaptur as well as other crossovers. We have Opel? Very interesting design both outside and inside the car looks beautiful, fresh and bright. On the market in Europe this car has a fairly wide range of engines.

Under the hood of the basic version contains three-cylinder gasoline engine working volume of 1.2 liters with a turbocharger that produces 130 horsepower and 230 nm of torque. A good result, but in our country three-cylinder turbo engine will be welcomed with caution — the unit is a complex, sensitive to fuel quality and requires a very skilled repair.

“Top” petrol versions relies a 1.6-liter “four” with a turbocharger, generating 180 PS and 250 Nm. Most likely for the Russian market this deforsiruyut motor up to 150 HP in order to get into acceptable limits of taxation. If this car was going to Russia, instead of the base “Troika” vpolne could be gasoline motor 1.6 115 HP, which is installed on the production model, Peugeot and Citroen.

Diesel line form the four-cylinder engines:

— engine volume 1.6 liters, which delivers 120 HP and 300 Nm (likely to be submitted in Russia);

— 1.5-liter unit, which has in its Arsenal of 130 HP and 300 Nm;

— the “Quartet” of 2.0 liters, producing 177 HP and 400 Nm (for the Russian Federation is likely to be deforsirovan to 150 HP).

Among the CPR will be submitted to the 6 and 8 speed classic machines and mechanics on a 6-speed.

Quite a good set to choose from which everyone can as he wants more. Plus brand for Peugeot and Citroen feature “Grip Control” — electronic assistant having five operation modes (“normal”, “mud”, “snow”, “sand” and “ESP Off”), which will become the Grandlend good urban crossover, not afraid of the snow unpeeled yards and dirt roads.

But the sad fact is, like it or not, is the price. In Europe the price of this crossover will start from $ 24 250 euros, which translated into rubles will be about 1 800 000 rubles. But do not forget about the tax on imported cars, which Opel will have to pay — it supplied to Russia, he is from Austria and the local version is unlikely to get. Thus, the price will start from $ 2 200 000 rubles, if not more.

And this is perhaps the saddest news for those who are waiting for Opel in Russia.

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“Behind the wheel” studied the biography of the sedan, which, in fact, is a luxury modification of the Renault Logan first generation, and found out how right those who say that the Almera is more reliable Logan.Stanislav Panin “Behind the wheel”

From the history of the model

ON the line: from 2012 to 2018; factory index G15BODY type: sedanRUSSIAN ENGINE range: petrol, P4, 1.6 l (102 HP)TRANSMISSION: M5, A4DRIVE: front

On a global platform B0 built a lot of cars, among which stands out the Renault Logan first generation. However, not all projects are successful. In the twilight of a career “first” Logan’s marketers of the Renault-Nissan Alliance launched in our market, we can say it a luxury modification under the name Nissan Almera (index G15). At the end of 2012 and began the Assembly at AVTOVAZ.

The most important difference of Almeria from Logan, in addition to exterior on the grounds of the Nissan higher class – long wheelbase and, accordingly, more headroom space for the rear passengers. The car is built on the same successful sites and units. In the end, Almera G15 occupied the most important niche in the market due to obsolete base — the machine has not been updated, although a restyling was asking. Sales steadily fell, and in 2018 it was removed from the conveyor.

Despite all this, the Almera is the liquidity on the secondary market. And it is very common in taxis, which also speaks a lot to show the car interest.

Another disadvantage in the Assembly: some Almerah (up to 2015) poorly welded seams on the front of the body. Under various conditions of traffic they can “play”, creating annoying noises in the cabin (squeaks, clicks). The problem areas are at the joints of vertical and inclined parts of front struts (around the junction with the amplifier front panel). For additional. welds to disassemble the front part of the cabin. Works are evaluated expensive!Another disadvantage in the Assembly: some Almerah (up to 2015) poorly welded seams on the front of the body. Under various conditions of traffic they can “play”, creating annoying noises in the cabin (squeaks, clicks). The problem areas are at the joints of vertical and inclined parts of front struts (around the junction with the amplifier front panel). For additional. welds to disassemble the front part of the cabin. Works are evaluated expensive!

For cars released in the period from February 2013 through October 2017 shall have a technical Bulletin. The purpose of its release, the noise reduction in the cabin (knock, rumble) coming from the support rear right shock absorber when driving on rough roads. This is not service campaign, the work is carried out only in case of customer complaint and acknowledge the fault during the test drive.

Knock is caused by the fact that the body panels forming a right-bearing (Cup) for strut, have inadequate thickness (2.5 mm less than on the left). This leads to a partial preliminary compression of the rubber bearing sleeves of the shock absorber in its installation. When repairing set kit, offsetting this design blunder. It consists of a booster support (metal plate with a thickness of 2.5 mm) and new pivot bushings.

The gap between the radiator engine and air conditioner pretty quickly clogged with dirt. It is advisable to wash the heat exchangers at least once in 60 thousand miles. the First symptom of contamination of sinks — lack of efficiency of air conditioning, especially in traffic. Because of this, it can even be switched off.

Lamp front gabaritos short-lived, and change them is not very convenient. Unlike Nissans more high-end optics does not suffer from obvious misting.

On the cars first years of production can be badly glued rear window. This leads to water leaks into the cabin and the emergence of all sorts of extraneous sounds (creaking, crunching, knocking). On this occasion, declared revocable campaign. If the result of the inspection, the dealer discovered areas the lack of primer on the glass, cut it off and was moving.On the cars first years of production can be badly glued rear window. This leads to water leaks into the cabin and the emergence of all sorts of extraneous sounds (creaking, crunching, knocking). On this occasion, declared revocable campaign. If the result of the inspection, the dealer discovered areas the lack of primer on the glass, cut it off and was moving.

Anti-corrosion treatment body — solid. For the lifetime model in Russia, pockets of rust has not yet appeared. Does not suffer even the area under the trim strip on the trunk lid. The quality of paint corresponds to the price level of the car.

Rear manual window regulators feature: to close the vents need to tighten the handle until it stops, otherwise the glass may spontaneously fall, there will be a gap of a few millimeters, through which the salon can get water, and also significantly increases the noise level.

The petrol engine of Renault K4M 1.6 (102 HP).The petrol engine of Renault K4M 1.6 (102 HP).

The time-tested gasoline engine of Renault K4M 1.6 (102 BHP) is one of the most reliable and unpretentious in class, when the exploitation is able to nurse up to 400 thousand km. it is found only a couple of features and minor bugs — for example, rather noisy work.

The most common fault — crack strip throttle (even on small runs), this creates air suction and begin to swim idle, also happens to be their stuttering and spontaneous jumps in various driving modes. Same symptoms when crack gasket inlet pipe (bracket to cylinder head), but on runs over 100 thousand km.

Short lifetime is the difference of the ignition coil – fortunately, they are inexpensive. Often you have to change the thermostats because of the significant fluctuations in the temperature of the antifreeze.

According to the regulations of the company of Nissan timing belt must be changed every 60 thousand km, while Renault vehicles with the same engine the interval is increased to 90 thousand. Better to be safe and to follow the recommendations of the Japanese manufacturer, because when the belt breaks the valves will invariably suffer.

A four-speed automatic of the family DP2Четырехступенчатый automatic collection DP2

A five-speed manual box series Јһ2Пятиступенчатая mechanical box series Jh2

Four-stage automatic collection DP2 is an upgraded version of the long-suffering unit DP0/AL4 (joint development of the companies Peugeot-Citroen and Renault), has earned a bad reputation. Engineers significantly improved the reliability of the updated boxes but all the inherent flaws to fix are unable.

Machine DP not tolerate high load (especially in cold) and even a slight overheating. Prolonged driving on poor roads with frequent slippage greatly reduces the resource box, but provided a gentle operation and changing the oil every 60 thousand miles she can accommodate up to 200 thousand.

One of the characteristic sores, the low service life of the solenoids that control the pressure in the hydraulic system of the machine. Quite often they have to change before 100 thousand km When the solenoids fail appear jerks and kicks when switching gears and also when translating the selector lever from “neutral” to “drive” or “reverse”. When the first symptoms it is important not to delay the visit to the service, that this failure has not led to others damage. Usually change both solenoid not to pay for the work again.

For the automatic DP characteristic modest capacity of the cooling system. At high loads or overheating in the first place, burn out the clutch packs. The overhaul is very expensive, 80 000-100 000.

A five-speed manual box series Jh2 reliable and does not have the characteristic sores. If there are breakdowns, it is usually due to inadequate operation. To prolong the service technicians suggest to stick to the old rules of service prescribed oil change every 90 thousand km.

Typical lack of cars on the platform B0 is the weak tie rods. Often they have to be replaced after 50 thousand. km. the tie rods usually go twice as long.

On Almere and Logan first generation, there is a squeezing of the oil hydraulic actuator via the pressure sensor. Many owners jammed a hole in the line under the sensor, as often after replacing the history repeats itself. The lack of the sensor is shown only in a noticeable loss of engine speed when the wheel is turned to the stop and some time is held in this position.

The possible oil leaks through the trunk power steering low pressure areas rolling. The problem spot is located near the pipe bracket to the subframe (on the left). The possible problem with the steering as well.

Front and rear shocks tenacious. The need to change them rarely to 100 thousand km.

The exhaust system has two weaknesses. Usually after 60 thousand km rot mounting brackets tracks to body: medium in the resonator and rear muffler. Also it happens that up to 100 thousand km it is necessary to open the cavity for loose internal baffles, which characteristically begin to make noise (rumbling, ringing).

The only outright flaw of the suspension is low, the service life of the ball joint in the front levers. Quite often they do not even live up to 50 thousand km cannot be replaced separately, you need to buy control arms Assembly. Good that their price is low.

Until April 2013 the conveyor is set too short the hoses to the front calipers. There is a possibility that they can break when the wheels are turned all the way to the strong unloading of the front suspension. The manufacturer quickly figured out the flaw and started to install longer hoses.

The legacy of Logan first generation — the design of the inner CV joint left drive fixed the boot and the outer seal with the bearing. This seal is still leaking very often, especially in winter. However, do not rush to buy the kit (bearing, oil seal, boot), if there are signs of fogging. Often it ceases to make progress, but new items can seapowet again next winter.

Shop Almeria have collected a number of shortcomings typical of other models on the platform B0. Frequent and typical mistakes made during the Assembly.Shop Almeria have collected a number of shortcomings typical of other models on the platform B0. Frequent and typical mistakes made during the Assembly.

The durability of some elements of the salon is mediocre. Quickly erased the steering wheel, the selector knob of the manual transmission, as well as the covering for the driver’s seat — the first to suffer side bolsters.

On Almere and Logan first generation, often burn out “frog” under the brake pedal — the brake lights stop working.

Fault right turn signal / multifunction switch is a common thing. Often stops working intermittent wiper, and possible complete failure.

On the center console to burn out the various lights. In the lead — unit stoves and the Windows key. Fortunately, all the lamps are available as separate parts.

Noisy fan heater in the third-fourth speed — design feature, which will have to accept. Clear extraneous sounds are usually caused by debris (e.g., leaves) in its body. Garbage is not always possible to blow compressed air and then the fan will have to be removed and it is necessary to dismantle front panel module heater. Guaranteed to avoid it, you need to install a protective grid on a large air intake under the frill, which does not have adequate protection from falling leaves.

Have unpleasant squeak of the front seats can be two sources: the spring or fastening buckles. In both cases, the silicone grease helps. The springs should be lubricated at the points of fastening to the frame, and the lock it is desirable to remove to get to handle the puck, which provides mobility at the sidewall of the seat.

Blemish assembliesfound on cars first years of production, – incorrect installation of the blower unit. Thus shifted to either drain the condensate on the module and in the back, or the rubber sealing gasket. As a result, water enters the salon and is collected in the front passenger footwell. Have to remove front panel in order to center a block heater or reinstall the gasket, but in some cases it is possible to get by with the minimal fuss, without disassembly of the cabin. Similar mistakes were made and collectors dorestaylingovyh of Dusters on the Moscow Renault plant.

The reduced performance of the air conditioner may be associated with malfunction of pressure sensor circuit. The compressor is periodically deactivated, especially in summer in traffic. Failure is not a mass, but this sensor can be called a weak point. The original sensor comes complete with a fragment of the highway, but in the market there are some substitutes.

At the front of Almeria’s special: due to overheating in the sun it can warp in the area of the vents and windshield. At low temperature the impact of bumps are difficult to see visually, but you can clearly be felt. In case of significant overheating they are already conspicuous, but when cooled again partially masked. Some front panel changed under warranty. And on the forums described several cases and led new panel.

Alexander Bulatov, senior Manager of valuation Department pre-owned of the company “At Service+”Alexander Bulatov, senior Manager of valuation Department pre-owned of the company “At Service+”

THE WORD OF THE SELLER

Nissan Almera G15, like its progenitor Renault Logan first generation, occupies a special niche in the B‑class. Among foreign cars is the best budget option, with no direct competitors, so Almera is very liquid on the secondary market. The target audience is broad, and the buyers are well aware that the car they acquire. On one bowl of scales — Frank budget in all its manifestations, on the other — simplicity, reliability and cheap maintenance.

Selling well in all versions, but the odds are for versions with a manual transmission. Young Almeria (under the age of two to three years) lose in value very quickly, like most of his classmates, but then a sharp drop. After all, to the fore the status of outdated car that is more significant than a more recent year.

In the secondary market a lot of Almer a taxi, and their owners often skimp on maintenance. Therefore, the history of the car it is necessary to check carefully and to pay attention to secondary symptoms, looking for specific taxi. In addition to the specific wear of the interior (trim, seats, steering wheel and gear lever), which manifests itself even under the covers, checkered past issues, for example, the condition of the body, which has long been covered with foil. Also often found ridiculous blunder in a beautiful legend about the past of the machine — marked color change in title (from the film).

SUMMARY

Almera G15 continued the traditions laid by the first generation Logan. Its main advantages: high reliability and easy maintenance. By and large, the machine requires only inexpensive routine maintenance. She got rid of some childhood diseases ancestor, but have acquired their own fault caused by a floating build quality.

Service informal service

Operations

Parts for you!

Work, for you!

Oil change in engine with oil filter

2800

600

Replacement timing belt kit

10 700

3200

Replacement gasket throttle

1200

1000

Replacement gasket inlet pipe

1600

1600

Changing the oil in automatic gearbox

3400

2100

Replace the two solenoids, automatic transmission

from 7000

5300

Oil change in MKP

3600

500

Replacing the front levers

from 6000

2000

Replacement struts front stabilizer

2400

800

Bushings replacement front stabilizer

1200

1900

Replacement rear shock absorbers

from 5000

2500

Replacing the front shock absorbers

from 7000

1700

Replacement steering tips (similarity collapse)

1200

4500

Replacement front/rear brake pads

1500 / 3200

1000 / 3000

Replacing the front brake discs/rear drums

2000 / 12 000

1620 / 4600

Computer diagnostics

800

Labor times

1000

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