The Truth About Cars » GAZ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:37:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » GAZ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com No Credit? No Problem! Uncle Ho’s Used Cars Has a Low-Mile ZIS For You! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/no-credit-no-problem-uncle-hos-used-cars-has-a-low-mile-zis-for-you/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/no-credit-no-problem-uncle-hos-used-cars-has-a-low-mile-zis-for-you/#comments Thu, 13 Sep 2012 14:30:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=460195 Ho Chi Minh was a mysterious guy; even after reading the definitive biography of the revolutionary schemer who changed pseudonyms as often most of us change our socks, I still couldn’t tell you much about the man who is now his country’s equivalent of all of America’s Founding Fathers rolled into one. However, I can […]

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Ho Chi Minh was a mysterious guy; even after reading the definitive biography of the revolutionary schemer who changed pseudonyms as often most of us change our socks, I still couldn’t tell you much about the man who is now his country’s equivalent of all of America’s Founding Fathers rolled into one. However, I can […]

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The Победа That Got Away http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/the-%d0%bf%d0%be%d0%b1%d0%b5%d0%b4%d0%b0-that-got-away/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/the-%d0%bf%d0%be%d0%b1%d0%b5%d0%b4%d0%b0-that-got-away/#comments Thu, 30 Jun 2011 22:30:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=401215 I am now on an active quest to import a genuine Soviet people’s car from the former Soviet Union; if all goes according to plan, a ZAZ-968 will go into a shipping container in Odessa and make its way to Chez Murilee later this year. I have a special affection for the Zaporozhets, because it […]

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I am now on an active quest to import a genuine Soviet people’s car from the former Soviet Union; if all goes according to plan, a ZAZ-968 will go into a shipping container in Odessa and make its way to Chez Murilee later this year. I have a special affection for the Zaporozhets, because it […]

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Volkswagen Enlarges Footprint In Russia. With A Yeti http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/volkswagen-enlarges-footprint-in-russia-with-a-yeti/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/volkswagen-enlarges-footprint-in-russia-with-a-yeti/#comments Tue, 14 Jun 2011 13:11:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=398537 As you know, the Russian government offered foreign automakers a deal: Invest heavily into the Russian auto industry, and Mother Russia will let you import parts and components at negligible or zero duty rates. Present your plans no later than July 1. Here is Volkswagen’s answer: Volkswagen and the GAZ Group today signed an agreement […]

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As you know, the Russian government offered foreign automakers a deal: Invest heavily into the Russian auto industry, and Mother Russia will let you import parts and components at negligible or zero duty rates. Present your plans no later than July 1. Here is Volkswagen’s answer: Volkswagen and the GAZ Group today signed an agreement […]

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Project Car Hell, Soviet Edition: GAZ Volga 21 or ZAZ-966 Zaporozhets? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/project-car-hell-soviet-edition-gaz-volga-21-or-zaz-966/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/project-car-hell-soviet-edition-gaz-volga-21-or-zaz-966/#comments Fri, 25 Feb 2011 15:00:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=385107 I’ve already got a custom-van project and a basket-case Toyota 20R-powered Sprite project, but what I really want is a genuine, red-flag-waving Warsaw Pact machine to cruise around Denver. I don’t mean any Lada, either— it’s got to be a genuine, designed-and-built-in-the-USSR car, not a Fiat clone! Fortunately, I have a car-freak friend in the […]

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I’ve already got a custom-van project and a basket-case Toyota 20R-powered Sprite project, but what I really want is a genuine, red-flag-waving Warsaw Pact machine to cruise around Denver. I don’t mean any Lada, either— it’s got to be a genuine, designed-and-built-in-the-USSR car, not a Fiat clone! Fortunately, I have a car-freak friend in the […]

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Volkswagen Gets A Russian Bride http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/volkswagen-gets-a-russian-bride/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/volkswagen-gets-a-russian-bride/#comments Mon, 21 Feb 2011 12:06:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=384513 It must be Russian week. Yesterday, it was Ford and Sollers (and Sollers minus Fiat/Chrysler). Today, it’s Volkswagen and GAZ going to the altar. The two plan a joint venture to produce 300,000 cars per year in Russia, The Moscow Times reports. The Russian press departments of the happy couple have a “no comment” on […]

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It must be Russian week. Yesterday, it was Ford and Sollers (and Sollers minus Fiat/Chrysler). Today, it’s Volkswagen and GAZ going to the altar. The two plan a joint venture to produce 300,000 cars per year in Russia, The Moscow Times reports. The Russian press departments of the happy couple have a “no comment” on […]

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Oleg Gets His Wish: Russia’s GAZ To Build Chevy Aveo http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/oleg-get-his-wish-russia%e2%80%99s-gaz-to-build-chevy-aveo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/oleg-get-his-wish-russia%e2%80%99s-gaz-to-build-chevy-aveo/#comments Wed, 02 Feb 2011 11:19:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=382592 Remember Oleg Deripaska? The Russian oligarch that had been under suspicion of money laundering and organized crime activities?  The very same Deripaska GM did not want to have close to Opel for fear of losing their precious intellectual property ? Yes, him. GM just handed him the blueprints and the tooling for the Chevy Aveo. […]

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Remember Oleg Deripaska? The Russian oligarch that had been under suspicion of money laundering and organized crime activities?  The very same Deripaska GM did not want to have close to Opel for fear of losing their precious intellectual property ? Yes, him. GM just handed him the blueprints and the tooling for the Chevy Aveo. […]

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Soviet Limousine: Our Favorite Oxymoron http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/soviet-limousine-our-favorite-oxymoron/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/soviet-limousine-our-favorite-oxymoron/#comments Wed, 22 Dec 2010 14:00:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=378182 The best thing about the Soviet Corvair, aka Zaporozhets? The original idea was to rip off the design of the Volkswagen air-cooled engine for its powerplant, but Soviet engineers made their air-cooled four a V4 so that the cylinder heads would be more accessible when working on the engine in a mud-floored lean-to in Kemerovo […]

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The best thing about the Soviet Corvair, aka Zaporozhets? The original idea was to rip off the design of the Volkswagen air-cooled engine for its powerplant, but Soviet engineers made their air-cooled four a V4 so that the cylinder heads would be more accessible when working on the engine in a mud-floored lean-to in Kemerovo […]

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Winterkorn Salutes Putin http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/winterkorn-salutes-putin/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/winterkorn-salutes-putin/#comments Fri, 03 Sep 2010 13:09:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=364604 Days after  Vladimir Putin, well, encouraged foreign carmakers to come to Russia, open car factories and better bring the latest technology, or else, Martin Winterkorn announced that Volkswagen is planning a new assembly line at Russia’s GAZ and that they will expand their factory in the Kaluga region in the future. Winterkorn said that after […]

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Days after  Vladimir Putin, well, encouraged foreign carmakers to come to Russia, open car factories and better bring the latest technology, or else, Martin Winterkorn announced that Volkswagen is planning a new assembly line at Russia’s GAZ and that they will expand their factory in the Kaluga region in the future. Winterkorn said that after […]

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