It was tempting to push the upper bar, and this time - some contestants painfully reluctantly fit under it. On the other hand, half a million is the very threshold that is often called psychological, because a little different reality begins behind it. Well, for those who still want
to stay in this reality, we found ten worthy ways to spend our own money.
1. "Lada-Largus-1.6MT-Lux" / 7 seats
Russian-made cars regularly occupy the first places on our charts, but cars, overshadowed by a boat on the grill, still have not shone with special talents. We could not ignore the rookie of the Togliatti conveyor, the more so because of the combination of factors, the Largus (Logan-MCV in girlhood) earned first place: this is a spacious 7-seater car, which is also well equipped. And although the Lada has only two pillows, the “automatic” and the stabilization system cannot be put up for any money - but there are ABS, air conditioning, seat heating and an advanced audio system, which will make friends with the phone via the “bluetooth” and the music from the flash drive will extract.
Despite the seven-seater and high ceiling, “Largus” - not at all lazy. On it you can calmly (and even quickly!) Move around the city without thinking how close the center of mass is to the firmament; and the armor-piercing "Logan" suspension (here it is also strengthened) forgives our eternal road slobs.
Almost the victory of Solaris is not least the defeat of a relative of Rio. Unlike Kia, Hyundai can be ordered with an “automatic”, and in different body types and trim levels - in a word, you can experience a heady sense of freedom without leaving the limits of a half-million budget. We, like a year ago, recommend a hatchback - it is more spacious and practical. A 107-horsepower engine is enough for almost all occasions, and the Active package will be pleased with full power accessories, heated front seats and the bottom of the windshield, and an audio system with USB and AUX connectors.
3. "Renault-Sandero-Stepway-1, 6MT"
Like the winner of our top, the Stepway semi-crossover boasts of having a related specialty: if the cousin Largus can please you with large quantities of people and goods, dressed in unpainted plastic Sandero can take them a little further away from paved roads. Increased clearance and resistance to the blows of fate - these are the main qualities that provided Stepway a place in our top. The only equipment of the machine can be supplemented with a radio tape recorder for 9000 rubles or “automatic”, but the latter will no longer fit our budget.
4. "Renault-Logan-1, 6MT-Prestige"
“Logan” is singing its demobilization song in an outrageous way - in a year in our country they will start producing a new generation car. In the meantime, with a clear conscience, we give the veteran a well-deserved place in the top of our charts - primarily because “Logan”, despite all the price ups, not only remained truly affordable, but to this day is a worthy alternative to car crafts creeping into our market from all directions. As before, we recommend buying cars with a 1.6-liter engine and do not recommend the special Silverline and Arctic series - Prestige is better packed.
5. Chevrolet Aveo-1, 6MT-LT (sedan)
Barely born, a charming little eye registered at a plant in Kaliningrad and delighted potential buyers by the fact that under the top bar of our price range it fit with a vibrant 1.6-liter engine, a manual gearbox and a full range of consumer “satisfactors”: there is also air conditioning, and seat heating, and a radio tape recorder capable of receiving signals from audio players. The only thing that confuses me is the lack of a stabilization system in the options list and the hatchback’s high cost - they ask for at least 527 thousand for a five-door, which is very sad for a wallet.
Here you are not Rio
A year ago, the base “Rio” for a seductive 459 thousand was the winner of our review. Since then, “Kia” has risen in price by 20 thousand, without becoming a richer option. For the same money you can buy a better equipped Lacetti. The Polo-Sedan also lost ground - the Comfortline, which was once recommended by us, added 30 thousand in price and ended up outside the range. Only Almera has not advanced in price, but it has nowhere to go up in price.
The third year is not marriage
In the secondary market, the owner of a half-million budget expects a lot of interesting things. First of all, it is worth paying attention to the "golf" class cars that did not manage to get out of the guarantee age: for 450-470 thousand you can find perfectly preserved "Tiida" or "Sid". There are a lot of two-year “Tricks” and other models on the market that have just said goodbye to the factory warranty.
Out of competition
The presence of the front-wheel drive version of the “Duster” gave us every right to put it in the top. Yes, in the database for 449 thousand there is no air conditioning. But the obvious advantages of the car - an impressive ground clearance, a spacious interior and a large trunk - are for many more important than the summer cold. And yet, the fact that in half a million you can put all-wheel drive modification, translates this “Renault” into a qualitatively different category. And we are not considering crossovers today.