Lada Vesta finally replaced the VAZ “robot” AMT with a single clutch on a modern V-belt variator Jatco Japanese production. Such cars are equipped with Renault H4M engines (aka Nissan HR16) with a volume of 1.6 liters and a power of 113 HP, these units are assembled at AVTOVAZ and put on Russian Renault cars.
The most simple of Vista is a sedan with the CVT is 776900 rubles. And for the “fitting”, we took A two-speed Lada Vesta SW Cross station wagon in the maximum configuration of Luxe Prestige with four airbags, stabilization system, climate control, heated all seats and steering wheel, media system, rear-view camera and other equipment. Taking into account the “metallic” paint, this five-door car now costs 1 million 44 thousand rubles.
“And the third time he cast the net…”
Finally got lucky! This Vesta was successful-with a confident, clean effort on the steering wheel. And it is much more pleasant to drive it than Vesta Sport or the car from the first “fitting”. That’s the orange mood. In addition, with a full-fledged two-pedality. Boring, but comfortable.
But why is there such a roulette wheel every time?
Because the quality spread is our Russian Assembly-automobile-folk sport. Like a petanque. You know this popular game of French pensioners who throw metal balls? And our people are throwing iron on the conveyor. Remember the memories of the collector of early “kopecks” from the anniversary article? “Sometimes you take a gimbal out of the box, and it’s longer, from the Fiat 125 model. Grin, throw it back in the drawer… ” No, to put it carefully.
That is why the variator on Vesta is imported: the automatic transmission is the most complex unit in the car. With the lowest possible tolerance. And as we could not master the mass production of the “automatic” for the Volga GAZ-21 in the mid-fifties, so we keep the bar.
However, the Tolyatti car has always been collected is significantly better than the Muscovites and Cossacks, not to mention about the UAZ. In the eighties in my hands visited three brand-new Zhiguli, and drove them exactly the same. Adjusted for different tires: VAZ-2101 and “thirteen” were on the diagonal I-151, and VAZ-21063 – already on radial tires.
But after perestroika, something went wrong. And it is still going on. Why did the previous” fitting room ” vests behave differently from the first test drives? Go know. The piece of iron lay on the line. The armor is strong and our petanques are fast.