What Soviet Cars are Like, Russian Made Lada

What Soviet Cars are Like, Russian Made Lada


It’s time for show off Sunday, where everyone
has a chance to show off their own cars, and here’s this week’s winner,
hi scotty thanks for having me, and this is my Russian made 1974 lada 21011, it started
it’s life as a Fiat 124 but in 1969 the Russians bought the license and in 1970 the company
started producing the vast 2101 which was a more rugged version of the Fiat 124,
since the original fiat engine did not have any space for modernization which was consider
unacceptable, it was replaced with a new overhead camshaft engine which was 1.3 liter and it
produced 65 horsepower, it ran on 95 octane fuel and in this situation it runs on propane
gas, which means that the car is hybrid, it does 26 mpg on petrol and 33 mpg on propane
fuel, as you can see, this is a propane conversion, it goes directly into the carb and mixes with
the air and that moves the car around, well it tries,
the car was given steel body panels, due to the lack of auto repair shops in the Soviet
Union, ladas were designed to be easily maintained by owners, the vast 2101 was sold under the
brand in the Soviet Union and branded as the Lada for export,
the name Lada was taken from a type of Viking long ship, symbolized by the logo badge,
inside the car is pretty spacious, you can fit your whole Slav family in here with no
problem, you have space in the back for some stuff, and it’s pretty easy to get in and
out, you have a thing that was a radio over here, the heater, it blows hot and hot,
the glovebox with plenty of stuff inside, the speedometer which is in kilometers, the
lights and the fuses, and the choke, you have as well a lighter, this cable is not important
now, yeah it is just there, one interesting feature of this car is this
lever here, when you pull it, the whole seat can retract back, and you have a lot of space
it’s like a bed, but if you’re not happy when you pull it, you can twist it as well and
that moves the seat forwards and backwards, let’s start her up and see how see works,
well that was this week’s video and remember, to have your car video highlighted here on
my channel, check this out, so if you never want to miss another one of
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  2. scotty im thinking about buying a lada 4×4 or a honda cr-v 2001-2006.
    i need it for heavy winters and mountains, do you think the current ladas are as reliable as the old ones?

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  3. Back in '83 when I traded in the wife's old gas guzzler, the dealer said I had a choice between a Lada and the Wagon Queen Family Truckster. I bought the Truckster and stand by my purchase to this day!

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  4. I made a custom shirt with some eastern European car logos and one guy spotted the lada logo and said that in the area i live in (northern ny) ladas were a common sight because canadians would drive over the border to the states mostly to shop for dairy products and you knew a canadian was around when you saw a lada or when you saw a cart full of dairy products

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  5. The Lada is the only car which will survive an unprovoked nuclear first strike by those cyka Amerikansky blyats.

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  6. This car is awesome! The fact that it was designed to be easily maintained makes me want to own it! Modern cars are impossible to work-on!

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  7. 1st car I ever drove when I was 10, seating on my granddads laps steering. We also slept in it when went fishing.

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  8. This was awesome. I love hearing about Russian things. Guess it's just cool for those of us who grew up during the Cold War.

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  9. Good basic transportation! AMC was like Lada-made the same car for decades-meant cheap parts and easy repairs. i like this philosophy.

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  10. 4:24 The engine sounds like a truck, but that exhaust note sounds alright – little bit like my first car Alfasud '78 1.2 or 1.3. Go Lada!! Oy-chin harasho.

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  11. Flag of the People's Republic of Bulgaria in the back of the car!!! Cheers my bulgarian comrade!

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  12. Lada motorcars and Riva SUVs were popular vehicles in Jamaica during the late 1970s to the mid 1990s. Jamaica and Russia had an agreement where it traded bauxite in exchange for Ladas. These cars were popular as taxis especially in rural areas and could take a battering on pothole-rddled roads. The lack of power-assisted steering on these cars made you feel as if you driving a small tractor but they were still fun drive to drive.

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  13. All those people laughing..the car is incredibly easy and fun to drive. It's still a worry free – easy to repair car, parts for it all over the world from northern Europe to South Africa. It's the AK-47 of cars.

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  14. The subtitles mentioned that the car is 'vast 2101', actually it is VAZ (Russian/Cyrillic: ВАЗ) 2101…

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  15. Scott do a video on 20r 22r Toyota trucks 79-95 parts interchange I have a 79 with HEI conversion and Weber carb with a 92 w56 five speed I bought it for 800 I put a bout 400 into it and it runs strong great on gas and it’s fun to drive

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  16. I just imported at 2101 1300 5 speed from Hungary, plan to put an S type Jaguar engine and running gear in it soon 🙂

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  17. The car is very old now. It was quiet originally. It had a liquid cooled engine and It started very good in cold Russian winters. If you are thinking about the horsepower then you have to consider other cars in that era. They weren't all that powerful. It is way smaller than American cars and It was considered a snappy car in Soviet Union. Fiat 124 was car of the year in Europe in 1967. Just look at some Chryslers from 70-s, the dashboard of this car is way more modern. It never had an AC but the cabin heater was really good in cold climate (unlike other Russian cars at that time). They were rationing these cars in Soviet Union. My father bought a brand new VAZ 2103 (It had a more powerful engine than this one in the video, also higher trim level and different headlights) in 70s and his plan was to sell It and make a profit but he liked the car so much he kept it. They might look like Eastern cars with quality issues and I guess they were but nothing like Trabants (with two strokes engines) or Wartburgs. They were rusting really bad, that was the biggest issue with them IMO. They were very easy to fix. I like this car, It is just not very practical to own one now. These were the fastest cars in Soviet Union. VAZ 2103 (the one my father had) did 0-100 km per hour in 17 sec. The gasoline was 93, not 95 octane like the guy says in this video.

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  18. Fiat 124 and it's license built clones is the most produced single car model ever.Yes even more then the original Beetle.

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  19. Why auto makers can not sell us brand new cars with some very basic features that will LITERALLY, be almost maintenance free, as this kid's car? I can understand technology is a commodity, but it can also be a head ache when used excessively even in the most basic feature. There is that old saying: "You get what you pay for"……" Yes….." expensive cars, expensive repairs". Just keep it simple, but leave a few basic features free of too many electronics.

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  20. Designed to be worked on by the owner"… Too bad they weren't exported to the US. I'd buy like 3 of em. X)

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  21. I love that car. Simple automobile. I always wanted one but my mom and dad didn’t wanted me to have it and now that I’m older, the car became so expensive and difficult to find.
    I’d drive Lada rather than some Renault or Citroen or Opel junk. Rear wheel drive plus super cheap and easy to maintain.

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  22. Good reliable basic transportation-I have always respected cars that deliver what they were designed to do.Given the tough winters and bad roads (outside the cities), this car makes perfect sense.

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  23. Pamiętam Ładę, kiedy byłem dzieckiem. Urodziłem się w 1978 roku w wiejskiej wiosce chłopskiej w Polsce.

    (I remember Lada when I was a kid. I was born in '78 in a rural peasant village in Polska.)

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  24. Interesting thing about old soviet cars especially like Volga, that they were made like tanks… if you ram a Volga into any fancy jeep, be it mercedes, or bmw or whatever, the Volga will come out with a damaged bumper while any western car would be totaled to an oblivion without any chance of repair.

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  25. I bought one for $25.00 – which was about what a 24 of higher end beer cost at the time. It was supposed to have a worn out engine, but when I added the PROPER oil (20-50) instead of the 10-30 which most American cars used at the time it ran just fine without smoking. I drove it for 4 years and it had lots of life left in it when I just junked it. Looking back that was a stupid decision. It was simple, tough and easy to work on. You could fix almost everything without having to hoist it or use special tools. This is the way vehicles should be going instead of heavier, more automated, complex and expensive. Nothing was powered and you actually had to be awake to drive it – no cameras or warning buzzers to notify you that you are driving off a cliff or running over a cyclist.

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  26. I used to have one of these. I always liked the space in the back 'for some stuff'.
    There was a starting handle in the tool kit. Nice touch.

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