Copying headlong: the secret three-axle all-terrain vehicles of the 1930s in the USSR
By that time, in the Soviet automobile industry, according to the principle “they are getting better and better”, the tendency of universal meaningless copying of available foreign machines, their units…

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Mercedes-Benz EQC electric crossover
About the Mercedes-Benz EQC electric crossover, a lot became known a month ago after its presentation in Stockholm, but it was a conventionally closed show not for everyone, and in…

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The first SUV of Kazakhstan: the history of the creation of the car LAF 4101
The story began in the very city where, according to the creators of the “Gentlemen of Fortune” motion picture creator, the mother of Vasily Alibabayevich lived with her mother. It…

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Instead of “pruley”: how China wants to flood Asia and Africa with its used cars

The sales of new cars in China are amazing: for comparison, in Russia last year 1.6 million cars were sold, and in China in September 2018 alone they were bought over 2 million. The total annual result in 2017 amounted to – just think about it – almost 29 million units! And given the pace of sales, even taking into account the “low base”, that is, an extremely low level of motorization of the country several years ago, the volume of the secondary market is also growing by leaps and bounds. And this means not only economic growth and a good purchasing power of the population, but also the emergence of new issues that simply did not arise earlier. And one of the main things – what to do with used cars?
It would seem that the question is simple: given the volume of production, you can simply expand processing, sending old machines for scrap and remelting. Continue reading

From the game into reality: is it worth buying Nissan Skyline R34

Nissan Skyline – this is probably the case when, despite good reliability, the main driver of success was not even she, but sports status. “Skye”, generation after generation, received coupe versions with a clear bias towards the idea of ​​a “driver’s car”, gained popularity among fans of active driving, participated in races – official and street – and at the same time retained their concept, one of the key elements of which were inline six-cylinder motors.
Despite the fact that at the mention of the name Skyline, most recalls an exceptionally wide coupe with four red circles of the rear lights, which became its original calling card, the car was also produced in the sedan. And in spite of the fact that in this form, it somewhat loses in aggressiveness, as well as in elegance (for example, the doors here are very ordinary, unlike the frameless ones in a coupe), the characteristic features of the exterior, along with the row “six”, cannot be taken away from him. Continue reading

Five reasons to love and hate the Nissan Pathfinder III

The name Pathfinder first appeared in the gamut of the Nissan brand in 1985, during the heyday of interest in off-road cars of the “universal” class, combining the permeability and utility of the “professionals” with the comfort of passenger cars. Then the designers of the brand did the same as everyone else: they took the four-wheel drive pickup truck chassis (with independent front suspension and reduction gear in the transmission) and equipped it with a station wagon. Thus was born the SUV with the factory code WD21. In other markets, this car was sold as a Terrano, and the production of this model continued until 1996, when it was replaced by the Pathfinder R50.
In 1993, a separate, purely European branch, named Terrano II, sprang from this trunk, which, nevertheless, soon sprouted in America under the name Ford Maverick (the car whose exterior was designed by Belgian designer Alain Bloné was developed jointly with the concern Ford) but this is a slightly different story. Continue reading

Ferodo, reel and bagel: outdated automotive terms that have received new life
The sweet word "radio tape recorder" today has completely lost its original meaning, although it has not lost any popularity at all. Its history is as follows. When in the…

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BRASS WINDSHIELDS FOR MACHINE. WHAT ARE HAPPEN?
Auto wipers are divided into 3 types: it is frame, frameless and hybrid. Frame - an ordinary type of windshield brushes, where the cleaning tape is attached through several rocker…

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The first SUV of Kazakhstan: the history of the creation of the car LAF 4101
The story began in the very city where, according to the creators of the “Gentlemen of Fortune” motion picture creator, the mother of Vasily Alibabayevich lived with her mother. It…

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