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Five reasons to love and hate Daewoo Nexia
In the land of morning freshness, Opel Kadett turned first into Daewoo Racer, then into Cielo (and the car was delivered to a number of markets under the name Lemans and Pointer). In 1994, the car was upgraded to the Nexia name, and in 1995, the Daewoo assembly line in the Uzbek city of Asaka, not far from Andijan, began to work.
In those years, the Daewoo chaebol was actively expanding, and Nexia began to be assembled in Vietnam, Egypt and Romania, and since 1996 it stopped production at all in Korea, leaving it, however, in foreign branches. By the way, from 1996 to 1998, the SKD assembly was also carried out in Russia, at the Krasny Aksai plant in the Rostov region. Still, the main supplier of Nexia to our market was the UzDaewoo plant, where full-cycle production was organized. Continue reading
Five reasons to love and hate Hyundai
At the turn of two centuries, when humanity with such a pomp and one year ahead (because in fact the XXI century began in 2001, and not in 2000) celebrated the new millennium, marketers noticed a significant increase in demand for subcompact car models. The ambitious Korean concern Hyundai could not stand aside. As a result, in the fall of 2001, a concept called Hyundai TB was shown at the Tokyo Motor Show, and six months later, in March 2002, the Hyundai Getz serial babe flaunted on the Geneva podium.
Then many experts and journalists drew attention to the absolutely European appearance and design of the interior of the novelty. As a matter of fact, there was nothing surprising in this: the European engineering center of the Korean concern located in Frankfurt was engaged in the development of the design. The main highlight was the layout with a fairly vertical fit, a high roof and a nearly vertical rear door, which allowed to increase the internal volume with very modest external dimensions. Continue reading
Luck and Prejudice: Buy Lifan X60
What, where and how are we looking?
What is good about the X60 is the lack of the need to look for cars with successful engines and gearboxes: there is one box and one motor. True, after the restyling of 2015, cars with variators appeared, but they cost thousands from five hundred. We assume that such we can not afford. But dorestaylingovye cars 2013-2014 year – our option. Assessment service tells us to prepare 390-420 thousand rubles. We will look at those that are cheaper, and even raise the bar to the conditional 450 thousand, which should be enough for quite decent dorest.
In general, the engine Lifan LFB479Q, obtained by a small alteration of toyotovskogo 1ZZ-FE, is not so bad. Thousands to 150 kilometers, he behaves quite well, although with a mileage of 100 thousand kilometers you can already begin to listen to the circuit. At the same age (about 150 thousand km), oil consumption can slightly increase, which is “cured” by replacing piston rings and oil scraps. Continue reading