Almost as real: the cheapest all-wheel drive crossovers
Most recently, we have already figured out what choice there is for those who need not just a crossover, but a real frame SUV, but at the same time for…

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Five reasons to love and hate the Mazda CX-7
Mazda joined the crossover race later than other Japanese brands. Toyota, Honda and Subaru were already working on the third generation of their crossovers, and Nissan and Mitsubishi were working…

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AUTONOMOUS START-UP DEVICES FOR CAR
Motorists at least once in their lives have to face a situation where when they try to start the engine, it turns out that the car battery is completely discharged.…

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Five reasons to love and hate Skoda Yeti

Leaving the main design solutions, the engineers were forced to use the larger Volkswagen PQ35 platform, on which models such as the Skoda Octavia, Volkswagen Tiguan and Volkswagen Golf were built at the time. The Fabia and Polo platform originally prepared by the Yeti turned out to be too small.
In the spring of 2009, the crossover premiere was held at the same Geneva Motor Show, sales began in Europe in the summer, and in November of the same year Russian sales of Skoda Yeti were launched. Initially, two of the available range of engines were selected: 1.2 TSI (105 hp, 175 Nm) and 1.8 TSI (160 hp, 250 Nm). With them, a 7-speed robotized box with a double dry clutch DSG7 and a six-speed “mechanics” aggregated. The car was offered both in front-wheel drive version, and with the system of automatically connected all-wheel drive. Continue reading

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 and components was firmly established. Without thinking twice, it was laid in the basis of the experimental design work of the Gorky Automobile Plant for high-speed three-axle cars for re-equipment of the Red Army with new types of transport and combat vehicles.
Lightweight three-axle chassis Ford-A Soviet assembly for recoilless gun
Lightweight three-axle chassis Ford-A Soviet assembly for recoilless gun
American Ford-A cars assembled in the USSR became the base of the first military tri-shorts, which were soon replaced by the production models GAZ-A and M-1, which also had overseas roots and were equipped with a second rear axle. Continue reading

HOW TO UNDERSTAND WHAT MACHINE PERFORMED?

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1. The fact that the car was repainted is evidenced by the difference in shades of body parts, even the most insignificant. You can consider this, being at a distance of about 10 m from the car, preferably with side lighting. To make sure that body parts (for example, the door and wing) should be viewed from several angles. Having fixed a look at suspicious elements, one should move along a curve that approximately coincides with a circle whose center is on the object in question. Colorists who can pick up perfectly matching shades can be found not often, therefore this method allows detecting the discrepancy of colors. Continue reading

Always fresh: why you can not constantly add oil instead of replacing?
With an oil appetite of more than a liter for a couple of thousand kilometers, a normal driver thinks about piston repair, and the abnormal stops changing oil at all,…

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Five reasons to love and hate Skoda Yeti
Leaving the main design solutions, the engineers were forced to use the larger Volkswagen PQ35 platform, on which models such as the Skoda Octavia, Volkswagen Tiguan and Volkswagen Golf were…

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LIQUID GLASS FOR MACHINE. PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
A well-groomed, polished car looks prestigious and expensive, regardless of its real price. Usually, wax-based formulations are used as a polishing agent. But there is a better, easier to use…

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