30 Dec 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Autosoviet : BREAKDOWNS OF THE EASTERN CARS

Max price, $

What means This means that the expensive model, the little Oka, has a price, in Russia, to half Fiat Panda in One Lada 110 costs less a Daewoo Matiz.

These seems ridicolous for the Western but the medium wage of a Russian is 1800 roubles per month, and a costs between 17.000 and roubles! Another comparison: the 19, produced under license in costs more than dollars; one Volga, instead, than the Renault 19 about and displacement, costs the half of the car. This means several Western cars (or out of the Russia) are simply unapproachable for the part of the Russians!

How goes the (and the terrible 110)

For th e Lada 110, apparently than other Eastern (although not enthusiasting. ), it’s a source of troubles! My French Adriano (of Italian origin), of a Lada 110, has realized a interesting site about the of this car. This is a of the problems occurred during ONE (. ):

The alternator catched on FIRE the driving;

Difficoltous engine because of the sensor that too many fuel;

Tendence to to the right; after 10 balancing of the and the replacing of the Russian tyres, the car to the left;

Loss of the radiator because of tube locking and badly assembled;

Noisy washer-wiper, moreover it goes on the during the working;

Several failures of fuses;

loss from the

Failure of the after 200 km (!);

Door blocked with the cold making difficoltous to enter in the

Water and dust infiltrations the joint of the doors;

Luggage-van bended with only books on it!

Engine overheating, by problems of the radiator fan;

indicator unusable; steering to the the hand goes to the right vice versa. );

Really anti-theft system: it operates during the DRIVING. ;

Several from the dashboard;

Very internal plastic: the wisher-wiper has breacked and it’s remained in the of the driver.

Defectous starter

Defectous rims already 1000 km;

Oil loss from the of the engine.

After all these my friend sold the car after KM. And this is a page taken the French review L’ Magazine.

. the title means it has a even lower than his There’s no need to comment. It that this car is a real even worser than the models realized during the era. Moreover, the 16V version has of the camshafts, and the gearbox can break, the blocking of the front wheels and the of control of the vehicle.

During the of another review, besides the failure of the tachometer and the engine the headlights suddenly switched off the impact of the garage’s ramp. again with a fist of the on the dashboard.

The Niva, paradoxically because of the dated project, is a bit more but obviously it’s not like a Focus or Mercedes! The early had several problems on the 4×4 (especially the noise), caused by the tolerance of the components. With the versions, this problem was Still now, there are burns of the engine head of the old Fiat engines).

Obviously, the is a good tradition of the Lada the 110, although the use of galvanized foils, has still problems of type. ), and the Niva is particularly Moreover, the version powered by the diesel engine had problems of between the French engine and the Russian gearbox. But, at the Niva, although the numerouses is a little legend for the 4×4 the 110, instead, is only a and, moreover, it’s a car the personality of the Niva!


The Moskvitchs are considered by people as the worst cars of the Indipendently from the personal (sometime excessive, although not baseless. ), also these have a low quality. In the 1998, a travel in Prague, i have one Moskvitch 2141 (it was the only i seen in the Czech Republic): it was in conditions.

Enormous holes in the caused by the rust, decolorized rims totally destroyed by the although also a Fiat (the early versions) can the same conditions of coachwork! it was a badly maintained exemplar, but i seen a similar level of on a Western car.

As typical lacks, i heard the Moskvitch 2141 has a poor on the road, because of the too advanced position (placed ahead of the axle) and of the poor quality of and shock absorbers. My friend owned a 2141 for a few time: he the front brakes after km. Also the Renault-powered versions problems: the engine, assembled in can have failures of the gearbox.

On an tested by a Russian review, the wheel was mounted loosen.

How the. VOLGA

The GAZ Volga, the of the Russians during the years of the Union, is a peaceful and big beast, 5 meters of lenght and 1,6 tons of These cars, if well in factory and constantly maintained, are reliable, although some of overheating and some voice tells that the crankcase has the to the deformation after 100.000 km, of the poor quality of the aluminium.

the old and slow 2500 cc. engine eight valves and camshaft in the is enough reliable. but the new 16V version of Russian project) is a real The Russian magazine Autoreview an exemplar of GAZ Volga 3110 the new multi-valve engine: in 8000 km, two were replaced (. ), because of a piston on the first engine, and of the of the head’s joint on the second

Moreover, during nine the car had the failure of all the shock-absorbers, failure of two in the tranfer box, the dangerous of the fuel pipelines (!) because of the pression in the circuit, loss of oil the steering box, alternator even a loss of fuel in the van. Moreover, there other minor defects: the for the replacing of the wheel was broke a ridicolous pression, the tyres after a tug at the high speeds km/h. ), or the early signs of the on the coachwork. All these reparations a total price of 40.000 the price of the car is 5000 roubles. no

Come vanno le. FSO Polonez

My Adriano have owned three FSO Polonez, the national car in This car has still an engine from the Fiat 1500 of the It was imported also in Italy and The first exemplar owned by my with Peugeot diesel was fundamentally good (although some failure of the electric for example, the power windows, of old Fiat origin); the second the original engine) had the loss the head of the engine, the third had the burned, although caused by the installed GPL system.

Moreover, the was unprovided of technical manuals and of the for the diagnosis of the injection. The typical of this car are the bad stability (because of the wheel drive, but especially of the leaf springs!), and the fuel 12 l/100 km for the 1600. but this is considering the age of the project!

How goes the old SKODA

The modern are very modern and reliable but the old types (with the rear were enough problematic. (or, better, parental) in the late ’70s, my uncle a Skoda 105, cheap a Fiat 126, but with better performance and a wider space. Unfortunate decision! The immediately lost a lot of oil: a lack, so the mechanic wrapped the low of the engine with a piece of tightened by a cord.

There other mechanical troubles, but one a defectous lock caused the of the passenger door during a and my cousin risked to be hurled out of the After this event, my decided to sell immediately the Czech car. To tell the the old Skoda were not the most Eastern cars, there also well-working exemplars. but the eastern construction caused problems!

How goes the. (aka Citroen Axel)

The is a Romanian car, exported for year in several countries as Axel (in facts, the look was to the Visa, and the engine was the flat-four of the GSA). In the mid-’80s, this car was by the Italian review Quattroruote: km with the cowl sealed. The car the tested triumphally, and the review the little French-Romanian car (that was a in Italy). It’s very the following list -taken – features the of an Oltcit’s owner (and the was reduced. ):

Oil radiator changed at

Engine rebuilt four so far.

Suspension changed 10000km.

Door locks countless times.

All ignition need replacing every

Unbelievably bad paint; after 10 more than half of the was replaced with new parts of rust.

Probably, the cars for the (with the Citroen brand) better assembled in comparison the Oltcits, the versions for the Eastern but the exemplar of the unfortunate Romanian seems another car in comparison the exemplar of Quattroruote!

How goes ZAZ

The ZAZ is considered even by the Russian as one of the worst cars, even in with other national The ZAZ Tavria (up) was imported in for two years, and the import was stopped of countless problems. Moreover, is a terrible defect: in case of collision, because of the defectous the cowl can pass through the wounding mortally the driver.

A of this sort, in a Western can cause a scandal and the disaster for an factory. In Russia, instead, recently (2001) the pivots of the have been modified. over ten years of production. the Russian driver pays the of these carelessnesses.

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