The letter of Zaporizhzhya Cossacks to the Turkish Sultan did not begin very affably: "You are a shaitan, a Turkish devil, a damned damn brother and comrade …". A modern native of the Dnieper region, the “Chance” hatchback is endowed with a much more friendly character. Its features are already well known in the Lanos and Sens sedans (ЗР, 2010, No. 2, 3): low, but quite comfortable landing behind the wheel, unpretentious front panel design, the simplest set of devices. Restrictions on growth remained the same - the high driver will have to bend down, and passengers on the rear sofa are above average and it is better not to meddle at all: there is not enough space for either legs or head. But there will be no problems with luggage: the trunk is spacious enough, the back of the back sofa is easy to fold for laying long lengths. It's just not easy to get a flat floor in the compartment: the pillow is not on hinges, but on spring latches. In extreme need it can be left in the garage. Or put up with the irregularities of the site.
061The intricate decoration of the interior does not cause delight, but there are almost no complaints about ergonomics. The intricate decoration of the interior does not cause delight, but there are almost no complaints about ergonomics.
The petrol 1.5-liter “heart” “Chance” inherited almost unchanged from its ancestor, “Chevrolet Lanos”, and he, in turn, from “Daewoo Nexia”. The motor does not annoy the noise, provides the car with quite decent dynamics. Thanks to this, you hardly pay attention to the not the most pleasant feature of the machine - the gearbox drive is as if lined with a thick layer of cotton wool. I want to work with a tight lever as little as possible, since the engine allows you to not carefully monitor the choice of gear. (By the way, a version with a gun is promised for next year.) The suspension is perfectly adapted to Russian roads, it allows you to safely go along the highway and along the village road.
062It’s easy to increase the amount of luggage. Only the pillow of the sofa interferes, because of which the back does not recline to the end. It’s easy to increase the amount of luggage. Only the pillow of the sofa interferes, because of which the back does not recline to the end.
Positive mood disappears instantly, it is worth turning on the air conditioning. This simple action turns a car into a snail: acceleration becomes sluggish and unhurried, and overtaking on the highway is completely dangerous. So decide whether to sacrifice dynamics or comfort … What does the consumer want from a budget car? Convenient and versatile interior, decent engine, not luxury, but comfort. “Chance” has all this. Of course, he is far from the peak of fashion and does not shine with designer refinements, but much can be forgiven for him. Especially if you think about the price: for a hatchback with a 1.5-liter engine, they ask from 299 to 339 thousand rubles. Yes, the Cossacks “wrote” the current “letter to the Sultan” in soft and even pleasant terms.