On the background of passive competitors and the galloping of the ruble, Kia Led third generation looks defiant. We definitely will buy if you give a good price.Little Peter, “Behind the wheel”

Golf class, which stirred up the new Kia Led, we are so empty that a “Korean” could become a leader. So who in this situation is to wait? We tried the squirt top configuration with the most powerful 140-horsepower gasoline engine.

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At the entrance — the usual UAZ pickup. The output is a six-wheeled monster on the low-pressure tyres, capable of carrying fifteen tons of cargo over the sticky ground. Testing “Behind the wheel” trigonic Yamal T‑64 is not struck in a dirt the person.Homann Maxim “Behind the wheel”

A magical transformation — when an ordinary car suddenly becomes a robot-transformer — occur not only in films and commercials. Such tricks do in Elektrostal near Moscow, on the Assembly production of company Allspecies. Here become real usual UAZ off-road monsters on the low-pressure tyres. Produce biaxial and triaxial machine, with both two-and four-door cabin. Hence, the alphanumeric marking. Tregony, about which speech will go, is called a T‑64. That is, the wheels — six doors — four.

Yamal T‑64 6×6Ямал T‑64 6×6

Yamal T‑64 6×6

Length / width / height 6650 / 2500 / 2450 mmWheelbase:between the first and second axes 3600 mmbetween the second and third axes 1520 mmPayload:for non-cohesive soils 1000 kgon the dense soil of 1500 kgCurb weight 2900 kgEngine diesel, P4, 16 valves, 2235 cm3; 83,5 kW / 113,5 HP at 3500 rpm;, 270 nm at 1800-2800 rpmMax speed:on paved roads 70 km/hon rough terrain 35 km/hFuel / fuel DT / 80 litersTransmission all-wheel drive (6×6); M5

The transformation

It all starts with the purchase of a serial pickup UAZ Patriot authorized dealer. Dismantle the cargo Bay, remove the bridges. Standard frame extend and reinforce the mounting points and suspension assemblies.

Gear bridges — “hybrid” because it is used as a private development company under the wheels of large diameter, and the other nodes. The main pair with a gear ratio of 2.78 from military bridge of the Oise, bearings and seals imported, and all the gear and wheel motors borrowed from the MTZ. Your axle, do the weld, and the sleeves of bridges made of very thick oil pipe. Bridges are slow, but the Yamal speed and not needed.

Front set spring firm “Fobos”, providing a lift of the suspension by 50 mm, and used rear heavy duty leaf springs from GAZelle, which holds a special screed. The design turned out very stiff, so the pull of Panara, which was put on the first instances, refused. But wazowski dampers left on them still nobody complained. Experimented with the nodes from GAZ‑66, but while it was not allowed.

Yamal height of almost 2.5 meters. But dry figures do not convey all the greatness of this machine.Yamal height of almost 2.5 meters. But dry figures do not convey all the greatness of this machine.

Drive axles with a ratio of 10.8 and a private development company. There are more high speed, with gear ratio of 8.7. Final drives use either from Oise (the gear ratio of 1.94), or tractor (3,9). Ground clearance — 650 mm. axles with a ratio of 10.8 and a private development company. There are more high speed, with gear ratio of 8.7. Final drives use either from Oise (the gear ratio of 1.94), or tractor (3,9). Ground clearance — 650 mm.

Transfer case attached to the manual transmission, the standard — Dymos (the gear ratio is low transmission 2,542) with an electric drive. To protect the transfer case motor from dirt, it put a protective screen. Here it yet.Transfer case attached to the manual transmission, the standard — Dymos (the gear ratio is low transmission 2,542) with an electric drive. To protect the transfer case motor from dirt, it put a protective screen. Here it yet.

The so-called balance truck includes a second transfer box — from the BTR‑60, with a ratio of 1.00. She has access to the propeller. Spring — from GAZelle, but reinforced with a large number of sheets.The so-called balance truck includes a second transfer box — from the BTR‑60, with a ratio of 1.00. She has access to the propeller. Spring — from GAZelle, but reinforced with a large number of sheets.

Finally, the most interesting: at the heart of the rear suspension is the so-called beam trolley, connected with bridges using four rods. This is a special pride of the founders, she even obtained a patent. The truck has more traction — it keeps the transfer case from the BTR‑60. Box is not rigidly fixed to the frame, and swinging together with bridges. Thanks to this move gimbal small, 15 mm, and they don’t fall out of the slots. Small karmanchiki unique, they are also made to order. All this for the sake of increasing the suspension stroke, which reaches 300 mm! So the wheel is extremely difficult even on the most treacherous gully.

Yamal shod in tires of the company Trecol (ZR, No. 6, 2018): dimension 1350×700 R21, the tire pressure on the ground 0,18–0,25 kg/cm2 (pressure, produced a man — of 0.35 kgf/cm2). If the ATV will pass the leg, not crushed. I will experiment did not, but soon became convinced of overdelicate tires: Yamal accidentally moved our station, and she though henna.

To tame the giant

Pulled out into the street again I remember the cinematograph. I remember the heroes of science fiction franchises spend a lot of time to find a common language with giant robots. Here I am slowly getting used to the dimensions of the Yamal Peninsula. Length — more than six meters — almost 2.5 metres, so the regular side mirrors are not enough, they had to be lowered to see small cars. CEO Allspecial Andrew Trosinenko says that citizens still can’t get used to them šestikolesnym machines. No sports car does not attract as much attention.

Length of the driveshaft going from transfer case to second staff from BTR, is huge. To stretch, had to install two outboard bearing.Length of the driveshaft going from transfer case to second staff from BTR, is huge. To stretch, had to install two outboard bearing.

Springs firm “Fobos” is produced in Elektrostal, so the choice of supplier is obvious. Disc brakes all wheels Allspecial makes himself.Springs firm “Fobos” is produced in Elektrostal, so the choice of supplier is obvious. Disc brakes all wheels Allspecial makes himself.

At the gas station pour the diesel fuel in both tanks: all as on the Patriot. In the future, the Rover will install the extra tank 100 liters — between the cab and cargo platform. Questions about the fuel consumption, the engineers answered evasively — a pier, depends on the conditions of work.

They looked under the hood. There is a 2.2‑liter diesel engine ZMZ‑51432 capacity of 113.5 HP Are shestiklassniki popular in the North, where the engines on heavy fuel is preferred. But still in the range has a petrol engine ZMZ‑409 (128 HP).

Going fast around 50 km/h And still have the feeling that the Yamal hard. It is not his element, with all my guts the car rejects the asphalt.

On large potholes, which the owners of the “cushion” of SUVs diligent circle, Yamal, only rocks. Finally, out in the field and vented the pressure in the tire to road ground 0.5 to 0.3 ATM. Tires are designed for a minimum of 0.2 ATM for the wetland. Tap or button in the cockpit to poison the air from all the wheels, no. As well as automatic paging. It can be set at 100,000 rubles. In the middle lane, this system makes life easier. But in the North, capricious climate and daily temperature drop to twenty degrees, the inside of the tubing of a pumping system of the condensate drops and this often leads to rupture of the tubes.

Composite wings wide, reinforced. It is possible even to walk. Length of loading platform side — 3280 mm, width — 1940 mm. Yamal is able to move away from public roads to the cab and body a team of 10-12 people and take on Board equipment. There are cars with body tank — 1500 litres, kung or drilling rig. The machine can easily go down with a 40 percent slope without much difficulty to climb on them.Composite wings wide, reinforced. It is possible even to walk. Length of loading platform side — 3280 mm, width — 1940 mm. Yamal is able to move away from public roads to the cab and body a team of 10-12 people and take on Board equipment. There are cars with body tank — 1500 litres, kung or drilling rig. The machine can easily go down with a 40 percent slope without much difficulty to climb on them.

The marsh test

Interior — standard patriotiski. Transmission controls the usual rotating washer. Turned once — connected front axle, turned the still — included a reduced number of transmissions. And let’s not be fooled by the labels 2H, 4H, 4L. Three axles, and underbody transfer case has two — regular and BTR‑60 are connected by a cardan. The developers decided that the fewer buttons and levers the better. I agree: put the throttle and went through the fields!

Food is not faster 30 km/h So the ride is noticeably softer and the wheel work easier. Regular steering shaft was changed to the hydrostatic steering as on construction equipment, it facilitates the rotation of the huge wheels. And anyway I know a friend of a Patriot. The tactic is the same: to set the direction and not to hinder the machine to go. The turning radius is great, because we need to unfold in several stages.

Salon sign of a Patriot. Unchanged. Only left to put hour meter.Salon sign of a Patriot. Unchanged. Only left to put hour meter.

In front of the gear selector is the control unit auxiliary heater Eberspächer.In front of the gear selector is the control unit auxiliary heater Eberspächer.

Successfully passing the field crawled to a stream with gently sloping entry and a steep opposite Bank. Yamal not to scare the Ford meter depth or the trench width of five feet. Especially since all bridges — limited slip differentials with the degree of blocking is 75%. Before experimented, put samoloty in two bridges of the three, but now they are involved in all three axes of all the machines is the essential solution.

The first time ferry failed — the rise was too steep. On the second try Yamal, desperately skidding dug high step, further complicating the task. Take a little to the right — there is a deeper, but more gentle departure, and I’m doing it. In the following, almost 45‑percent rise the car up as something very easy. All because none of the six wheels never left the ground. If the car pulls to the ground. The impression that planting Yamal can only be stupidity. That is what that day I did.

Put it in the swamp, not bleed the pressure to 0.2 ATM. Believing in their impunity, and the car sat on the drive axle. Well, in the basic equipment includes electric hoist. “Anchored” behind a tree, and the Patriot himself pulled out — that’s all.

In General, the suburbs all-terrain vehicle I’m not scared. This technique works, as you might guess, on the Yamal Peninsula and in the Arctic, in the far East. Wherever you need high throughput and the ability to carry on viscous soil up to one and a half tons of cargo. The main buyers of the oil, energy, gas, communications.

To date, more than 50 shestiklasnikov. Yamal is the T‑64 four million rubles. The car is serviced wazowski dealers, repair issues, either. The main thing — the availability of a large workshop to shestiklassnik was able to stop off there.

Tumbleweed

Allspecial produces two-axle vehicles on the basis of the same pickup UAZ Patriot. Off-road capabilities of these machines is much lower than the triaxial. Limited-slip differential is there just in front, and a fierce off-road machine not agree well. The main buyers of farms. Spraying fertilizers on field aircraft they expensive, conventional SUV on muddy field will not pass, and Yamal is an easy walk. The load capacity of the vehicle is 800 kg on solid ground or 650 kg for non-cohesive. That is, he is willing to take on Board the fertilizer spreader or sprayer. Dimensions dluhonice (5300 × 2540 × 2670 mm) allow it to move and on the asphalt roads. The main competitor — the company “Trekol” and its model 39041 agro on the basis of azovskogo hunter.

Rushing like a tank, carries half a ton and can serve dealers of UAZ No automaticky wheels

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The most popular in Europe, the car will be re-sold in our market.Pole Matthew Specialist

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Sales model, which gives the name to a whole class of cars were stopped in Russia two years ago. Hatchback sold worse than super cars because Volkswagen has decided not to spend money on it support in our country.

However, in September of this year, the car will re-appear at the Russian dealers, said “driving” a spokesman of the brand in Russia Andrey Gordasevich. However, any sales by the Volkswagen not even counting: the VW Golf needs to maintain the image of the brand.

For example, a person coming into dealer showrooms to look at the VW Golf and buy a VW Tiguan crossover. And this comparison is not accidental: according to “za rulem”, the price of Volkswagen Golf in our country will start with a mark of 1.43 million.

In Russia Volkswagen Golf will be sold exclusively with a 1.4-liter turbo engine capacity of 125 and 150 HP with a robotic gearbox DSG. Specifications for our market four: Comfortline, Highline, R-Line and Highline.

The basic version comes with six airbags, climate control, mirrors electric and heated, heated front seats, fog lamps and “avtoparkovka”. The top version, and it will cost about 1.7 million rubles will get led headlights and taillights, 17-inch alloy wheels, a virtual dashboard, tinted rear glass and more. The Highline version is the only one that will be available with a 150-horsepower engine.

Virtual dashboard put only the maximum configuration HighlineВиртуальная dashboard put only the top specification Highline

About any competition and say no. One of the few hatchbacks of a Golf class, the new Kia Ceed cars in the maximum configuration, estimated at 1 459 900 rubles, and to equip it is superior to the VW Golf.

Sales of the VW Golf in our market will not last long: dealers will stop taking orders in December, and the last machine in our country, will ship in February 2019. After all, in the summer of next year, Volkswagen will introduce a new generation of its European best-seller.

  • At the Moscow international motor show Volkswagen will present the new version of the Tiguan crossover.
  • In early August, the Russian bestseller of the brand, the sedan VW Polo has had a little update.
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The car was sinking and the owners were forced to leave them, because strong streams of water literally took the cars.Pole Matthew Specialist

The rain passed in the night from Saturday to Sunday and caused severe flooding on the streets Antonovich, Kazimir Malevich and Elladee. And in some places the cars just went under the water, and their owners had to be rescued himself as the strong streams of water literally took the cars.

The municipal authorities on the example of Russian mayors blamed the rain, which allegedly was the strongest for almost the last hundred years. However, locals and the media say that the cause of the flooding was “a decade of violation of urban planning norms,” and the rain was not so strong and lasted about an hour.

Under the water leaving entire neighborhoods: flood in Kiev because of the rain

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The two thieves decided to Snitch a parked motorcycle. But in their distress drove past the car whose owner is interested in what is happening. Those first drove it, but there it was!The newsroom “Behind the wheel”

This incident happened in London. Two attackers on a scooter stopped next to a parked motorcycle and started to unhook the anti-theft device. Drove past a Ford Fiesta, whose owner stopped the car and decided to confront the two men that will agree, was a pretty bold step. However, the thieves got aggressive, one grabbed a hammer and ran for the driver. He was forced to dive into his car, but after the attacker with all his strength to hit the hammer on the left headlight and the rear view mirror. It seems that the driver got scared, he hurriedly left. The hijackers themselves decide to leave the scene and sit on the scooter. But the accident literally 10 seconds Fiesta returns in reverse and crashed into the scooter thieves, knocking one of them down. Happy ending: thieves flee, leaving the scene evidence your scooter, and the driver calls the police.

The owner of a motorcycle is simply obliged to thank the man for showing courage in saving his vehicle. Although the machine daredevil at the same time, probably, suffered.

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At present, the famous car brand successfully participate in circuit racing in the Le Mans series, WEC, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Pirelli World Challenge and monocube. And in 2019, Porsche will begin to participate in the championship of Formula E.

And right at this moment, Porsche is determined to participate or not to participate his cars in the world rally championship this weekend in Germany is the ADAC Rallye Deutschland, which is specially prepared car based on the Cayman GT4 coupe Clubsport.

From conventional coupe rally variant is characterized by the metallic protecting the underbody, roll cage, additional banks of led lights on the hood and vodozabornaya on the roof. In addition, the car has lightweight wheels, shod in tires Michelin Pilot Sport.

Technical characteristics of the prototype were not disclosed. The road version of the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport is equipped with a 3.8-liter “opposition” power of 385 HP and robotized transmission PDK. To 100 km/h coupe accelerates in 4.4 seconds and its top speed is 295 km/h.

In the case of a successful debut of this prototype, the Porsche is ready to build a rally car based on new generation 718 Cayman with the turbo. However, the return to the rally in the status of a factory team it is not: the machine will be sold to private customers, Porsche will provide them service support.

Porsche has set an absolute record of the Nurburgring

Aboutthis reports the Department of transport infrastructure KSCA. To get around this area via:

1. street street Avenue Avenue — Avenue overpass;
2.street Zoological street — Church — street Alexander Dovzhenko.


Also changed the movement of buses, which followed the route number 2. They will now go: Victory street — street — str — street Boulevard Vaclav Havel. Metro station “Shulyavskaya” works in a regular mode.

During the reconstruction Shulyavska overpass will be demolished the case of the factory “Bolshevik”, and the interchange is a partial clover-leaf.

Shuliavska bridge in Kiev close to 1.5 years

Onb it reports the edition “Today”. The national average criminals stealing 14-15 cars per day. Interestingly, the unconditional leader among the “expropriated” of cars over the last several years belongs to the Soviet Vases – 2-3 cars per day.

“The analysis shows that in some places the perpetration of an illegal taking vehicles most are spontaneous Parking lots and streets of cities with developed infrastructure. Highest number of car thefts happening in the capital and regional centers,” — said the first Deputy chief of the criminal investigation Department of national police Colonel Sergei Rudchenko.

Why steal

The main reason for the popularity of VAZ among thieves cops called the demand for spare parts for these cars. In the past they came to Ukraine from Russia, but now because of the decline in trade between countries with supply problems arose. In addition, many models of vazs are already out of production and finding parts is a problem.

As for the cars, especially prestige brands, they steal, usually to order. Practice shows that after hijacking these cars leave for a few days somewhere in a secluded place – to identify cars equipped with satellite tracking system and will it look hard. And only then is distilled to a customer or dismantled for parts.

In the national police claim that during the seven months of the current year revealed 39% of the total number of such crimes, the problem of theft is now one of the most important. In the near future in Kiev it is planned to hold large-scale exercises to combat theft of vehicles, to improve the system of disclosure of this type of crime.

The rescue of drowning – the handiwork of drowning

In recent years the residents of the largest Ukrainian regional centers created in social networks for several online communities, where, in the case of theft, the owners urgently publish operational information: pictures of their cars and contacts with requests to report the location of the vehicle, if someone accidentally will notice. If you find a car failed the administrators of these communities publish reports.

Happen and curiosities

Last winter in the Ternopil Velyki Dederkaly village local resident, being drunk, stole from the garage of the municipal enterprise tractor to do a fellow a good deed — to clear snow from rural roads. The villagers did not appreciate his efforts and said to the police. In the end, the well-wishers he received a year of probation. And in the village Tsebrykove Odessa region last summer, four rebels after a skirmish with the cops in retaliation stole their car.

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“Twenty fourth” Volga in the Soviet Union was a litmus test of the status of the owner. A true symbol of the Brezhnev era of stagnation! And here is the GAZ-24 marks the fiftieth anniversary of mileage to their historical homeland.Alexander Vinogradov “Behind the wheel”

— I was picked up by my buddy self-Volga…

— Well, Yes? Where did he get so much money?

A quote from the cult classic, “Office romance” reflects the role of “twenty fourth” Volga in the Soviet Union. It was a litmus test of the status of the owner. A true symbol of the Brezhnev era of stagnation.

The production of new Volga (it is ten years after the debut of inertia called new) small lots began in 1968. The machine immediately became synonymous with elegance, prosperity and significance. Who would have imagined that this car will take a lot of upgrades and will survive to the next Millennium, becoming the latest in mass passenger car in the history of the Gorky automobile plant?

Nowadays dvadtsativosmi again gained cult status, becoming the object of passion among collectors. We decided to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary by going on a historic homeland of GAZ‑24 in Nizhny Novgorod. Our tandem consists of two cars — the Volga, 1972 (the so-called first series) and later in 1978 (second series).

Age takes its toll. Volga in 1972 made to sweat before leaving. Drip clutch master cylinder and water pump was clearly not done its job — the motor overheated. In the end, was busy until midnight and most of the time was spent on travel for details. Still, the cost of total lack of sleep we prepared the car for the appointed hour.

24D petrol engine produces 95 HP — in the Soviet Union in a relatively free market was not more powerful machines. Capabilities of the motor suffices for a confident start, the benefit of 190 Newton metres of torque available from 2000 rpm Carburetor engine 24 produces 95 HP — in the Soviet Union in a relatively free market was not more powerful machines. Capabilities of the motor suffices for a confident start, the benefit of 190 Newton metres of torque available from 2000 rpm.

The key to start

Just before leaving for the Gor… sorry, in Nizhny Novgorod, I realized that the 24th Volga was the only passenger model of the plant, driving of which I do not ever ride (rare GAZ‑3105 does not count). Sit in the Volga, the older. Every Soviet machine, as you probably remember, was distinguished by its unique sounds and smells. Already the driver’s door makes clear the difference in class between her and the people’s Lada, not to mention the Muscovite. How easily it opens and closes! Literally a light touch of the fingers. And under the solid metal accompaniment. And the car for 46 years!

Front panel for early cars with lots of painted metal looks simple but very elegant. Radio at‑66 was part of the standard equipment. It susceptible to deformation under the sun.Front panel for early cars with lots of painted metal looks simple but very elegant. Radio at‑66 was part of the standard equipment. It susceptible to deformation under the sun.

On the dashboard of the Volga the first series you can watch endlessly. Star — ribbon speedometer. On this car it works perfectly, which is rare.On the dashboard of the Volga the first series you can watch endlessly. Star — ribbon speedometer. On this car it works perfectly, which is rare.

Later the tape was replaced the speedometer dial. Soft plastic covered metal at the bottom of the front panel, and the middle part was covered with inserts under a tree.Later the tape was replaced the speedometer dial. Soft plastic covered metal at the bottom of the front panel, and the middle part was covered with inserts under a tree.

Since 1974, VAZ used the ignition switch, which was traumatic in the event of a crash it might damage the knee.Since 1974, VAZ used the ignition switch, which was traumatic in the event of a crash it might damage the knee.

Sit on a soft feather-bed of the driver’s seat and Wake up the engine 24D. The choke is not required after starting the engine immediately goes to idle smooth, filling the cabin barely perceptible tremor and the characteristic, familiar childhood song.

Clean sticking out from under the front of the Parking brake handle. The grip grasps only in the end of the stroke (age feature), but even this nuance does not interfere with dvadtsatiminutke to start with remarkable ease.

Effortlessly get to fourth gear, while enjoying the razor sharp selectivity of the mechanism to which the years of uneasy. Direct transmission can be enabled already at 50 km/h — slow-speed 24‑second engine pull.

The Volga river can be roughly considered sextuple. The armrest between the front seats in a raised position turns into an extra bed — but it is also a feature of early machines.The Volga river can be roughly considered sextuple. The armrest between the front seats in a raised position turns into an extra bed — but it is also a feature of early machines.

Seats in the back row enough, and the sofa is very soft. Those who are swayed, it is better to move forward.Seats in the back row enough, and the sofa is very soft. Those who are swayed, it is better to move forward.

And that’s before the hood is dark grey “anthracite” spreading the M7 highway, ironically also called “Volga”. Red stripe ribbon speedometer crawled to cruising at 90-100 km/h on the Volga and I am very comfortable. Of course, noisy, but by the standards of forty years ago — peace and quiet. The engine chatters quietly at moderate speed, the tyre noise is almost there. Solo aerodynamics, but it does not pay attention. Windows and vents wide open, the cabin is walking freely, the wind, and from the regular speakers on the front sounds Vysotsky and the soul to sing along.

In turns a particularly keen understanding of what manageability is not about the Volga. The impression is that it is not necessary — everything is subordinated to comfort, including baykovoye soft suspension. Coupled with the same seats that makes childish to enjoy every transverse wave, which sway like a boat.

Door cards early Volga is easily identified by the vertical pattern.Door cards early Volga is easily identified by the vertical pattern.

The modernization changed the locks air vents — the previous version with horizontal turn of the lock was unsuccessful.The modernization changed the locks air vents — the previous version with horizontal turn of the lock was unsuccessful.

The gear ratio of the steering gearbox is huge, and even the unchanged emptiness in the “zero”, so minor deviations thin bagels will not affect the position of the wheels. And little effort. In place the wheel can turn even a fragile girl, what success proves Anastasia — the owner of this car.

For contrast drove a few tens of kilometers on the car in 1978. The clutch works just perfect — the pedal can be cast in mid-stroke. Volga confident and incredibly gently moves off. Otherwise differences a little, the main — bus. On the older car are tires with a section width of 205 mm, and this native factory 195‑e bus. They make pretty nervous when getting into a longitudinal groove or in the area with the removed asphalt. Perhaps it was the only spoon of tar. And of course, it is a pity that the machines of the second series, the charismatic “lentochnykh” was replaced by a conventional dial speedometer.

The first series of machines was missing the turn signals on the front fenders, and the bumpers were not “fangs”. In 1978 appeared the fog light.The first series of machines was missing the turn signals on the front fenders, and the bumpers were not “fangs”. In 1978 appeared the fog light.

A hindrance to the right

Plenty of wiggling the steering wheel, take the passenger seat. Because the Volga was not private, but mainly the service. But I sat not behind, as many might think, although the place was full. Insanely soft suspension coupled with the same “air” sofa can unbalance persistent vestibular apparatus: even on the smoothest roads — endless pitching. For those who have relied service 24‑I often went in front. So the rest of the way to the Bottom I conducted the “Director’s” right front seat, catching admiring glances and camera smartphones.

From a technical point of view the 24th Volga — evolution of the previous one, 21‑th model. Located longitudinally of the engine capacity of 2.45 liters mated with 4-speed manual transmission. Brake mechanisms of all wheels — drum. Front suspension — pivot, double-wishbone, rear — dependent spring.From a technical point of view the 24th Volga — evolution of the previous one, 21‑th model. Located longitudinally of the engine capacity of 2.45 liters mated with 4-speed manual transmission. Brake mechanisms of all wheels — drum. Front suspension — pivot, double-wishbone, rear — dependent spring.

Concerns that the car can break down on the road, fortunately, were in vain — both the Volga without problems have reached the goal, surprising the fuel consumption around 10 l/100 km And in just two days we wound a thousand miles without a single technical problem.

Here we have cherished the granite gate of the Gorky automobile plant. Those where more than forty years ago, our “twenty fourth” went to its customers. For a while, until they served different masters in different towns, much water has flowed. Did not many people who had a hand in their creation. Did not the country in which they were born. Did not and most of the brand Volga — today in Nizhni Novgorod of cars manufactured only Skoda and Volkswagen.

It is a little sad. It is in such moments, you realize how we lack the Volga. The very large and prestigious, with a deer on the facade. Who knows, she may even come back to us?

The editorial “Behind the wheel” expresses gratitude to Anastasia Averina and Alexey Petrushina for the car.

1000 km on 24 Volga: retropubic Moscow — Nizhny Novgorod

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1000 km on 24 Volga: retropubic Moscow — Nizhny Novgorod

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New Volkswagen Touareg traded lower gear and the rear differential lock on door closers doors and futuristic interior. The main question is whether he will be able to continue to compete with serious off-road vehicles. But it seems that now the main opponents of the Tuareg — large crossovers like the Lexus RX 350.Kuleshov Mikhail “Behind the wheel”

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