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Over Thin Ice

2023

Video: Over Thin Ice

Отличия серверных жестких дисков от десктопных
Video: On Thin Ice 9 2023, January
Over Thin Ice
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The next team included motorists of both sexes (five men and one woman), various professions (from flight engineer to housewife) and ages (from 29 to 45 years). And they had to try compact-class cars - Mitsubishi Lancer 1.6, Ford Focus 1.6, Renault Logan 1.4 and VAZ 2110 4. The first pair is more expensive, from the category from 15 to 20 thousand dollars. Equipped, respectively, more chic - airbags, power steering, air conditioning. "Ford", however, without ABS - it is this modification that lives in our editorial office. "Logan" and VAZ - the Spartan version in the category of up to 10 thousand dollars. The equipment of these machines is on the verge … Even the power steering, which has now become as familiar as, say, a brake booster, fell into the category of options. Well, "ten" - even inferior, but your own. And with Logan, another demand is a foreign car!

The venue of the meeting was assigned to the Autopilot driving school. It exactly corresponded to the task set - to reproduce the characteristic winter road, which cannot be counted in the vast expanses of Russia. The traditional types of coverings - infusion, snow, ice and potholes - were in abundance. In order not to risk either people or equipment, they held a preliminary briefing, sharing their driving techniques in extreme conditions. However, they are well acquainted with the regular readers of the magazine (ЗР, 2006, No. 1). The word "extreme" is mentioned for a reason - in the finals we arranged races for a while! We were prompted by a high level of training, demonstrated by all the participants in the tasting, to a bold experiment (machines - SP, not state-owned!) With such readers you will not disappear! By the way, even the professional pilot could not surpass the best lap time. A matter of chance, but still nice.

And then, after a hearty dinner overlooking the already familiar track, the tasters made their conclusions.

Mitsubishi lancer

[caption id = "attachment_188016" align = "aligncenter" caption = "Ilya Chernichkin

33 years old, Voskresensk, marketer. I drove a VAZ (2102, 21053, 21099), Opel (Omega, Frontera), Mercedes (190, 210), Audi (100, A6), Honda Accord cars. Experience - since 1996. The fastest tasting pilot.

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[/ caption] Ilya Chernichkin

The motorist sitting in me is a type of gambling and selfish. That is, he loves to drive on occasion, remembering, however, the laws of nature. After consulting, he chose "Lancer" - the hottest of the contestants. It is a pity that the creators awarded the excellent car with an ordinary appearance and an elaborate dashboard.

[caption id = "attachment_188017" align = "aligncenter" caption = "Sergey Rudakovsky

29 years old, Moscow, IT specialist. I went to the Tavria, VAZ-2106 … 2109, Hyundai-Getz and Accent. Driving experience - since 2001. In the races for a while showed the third result.

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[/ caption] Rudakovsky Sergey

"Lancer" surprised me! It turned out that a lion is hiding under the mask of a sheep! The assets of the machine include a traditional (so to speak, horizontal) landing, an aggressive interior, an elastic engine, and a clearly functioning gearbox. In passive - old-fashioned appearance and fixed configurations.

Kisenkov Nikolay

The suspension is clearly a highway tuning - the car shakes pretty much on bumps. Due to the low landing visibility has suffered. But most importantly, the "Lancer" does not forgive mistakes and for a safe ride you need solid skills. But if everyone leaves for the racers, who will do the transport work?

Rysnianu Julian

Decent car, as if specially created for me. It has a "zinger"! A frisky engine sensitively reacts to the gas pedal, and the car perfectly obeys the steering wheel. The body design does not bother me at all. Whether it is a cube or parallelepiped - just to fit the character. So with the "Lancer" we immediately hit it off.

Mironov Gregory

The exterior unmistakably indicates that the car was designed in the last century. For the only car in the family, the Lancer has a small trunk. Riding qualities are at their best, but I’m unlikely to have to test them in extreme conditions again - family trips do not endure fuss.

Bocharova Anna

An elegant car both inside and out. Behind the wheel you feel comfortable and comfortable. True, it is more likely for women. Big men will be small. Very obedient - immediately executes any command, you don’t even need to get used to it. Dynamic, but not evil - rides softly and silently.

Ford focus

Chernichkin Ilya

The Focus is large, spacious with a slightly lazy motor. Excellent finishing materials - and pulls to make sure to the touch. But the driver’s chair didn’t like it - whatever one may say, his knees are all higher than his ass. Yes, I almost forgot, for some reason I did not feel the crime at all in the absence of ABS. Maybe the road is too slippery!

Rudakovsky Sergey

I liked everything in this car! Modern design, interior, materials. Attracts a large selection of engines and bodies. An interesting move is the price fork, because in the cheap version it is all the same “Ford Focus II”! The only wishes are to remove the "blink" of the front suspension and reduce the diameter of the steering wheel.

[caption id = "attachment_188018" align = "aligncenter" caption = "Nikolay Kisenkov

32 years old, Zelenograd, assistant professor of metrology. Traveled on all models of VAZ, "Subaru-Impreza", "Daewoo-Matiz", as well as tractors and combines! Driving experience - since 1993. Not the fastest, but very reliable driver.

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[/ caption] Kisenkov Nikolay

Sign car. Large, comfortable and prestigious - at first I even confused it with the Mondeo. It seems that the creators have worked very seriously on ergonomics - it is convenient to drive both front and rear. For family trips, a large trunk is useful, the volume of which can be varied.

[caption id = "attachment_188019" align = "aligncenter" caption = "Julian Rascian

33 years old, Moscow, builder. Operated VAZ-2105, 2106, 2107, 2109, UAZ, MAZ, ZIL, KamAZ, GAZ, Daewoo. Driving experience - since 1990. Silver medalist of "tasting" races.

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[/ caption] Ryshanyanu Julian

The car seems to have no flaws - from the outside I like everything. But inside is uncomfortable! As if you are sitting in the cockpit of an alien spaceship - everything sparkles, buzzes and shimmers. Interesting, but not yours! Of the specific claims, only the console that interferes with the right foot and the gas-brake pedals, which are brought together end-to-end.

Mironov Gregory

Immediately liked the design and size. The latter is especially - after all, two children. By the way, for the sake of increasing the usable area I would agree to a “dokatka”, but such versions, alas, are not for sale. The car also rides excellently. Ford Focus II is a large, comfortable, fairly affordable, but … faceless car.

Bocharova Anna

Original appearance, well-designed interior. But, it seems, wanting to please fashion, designers lost their identity. But in “Focus I” the designers did not follow the crowd, offered their own style! In general, a solid, comfortable, but gray horse.

Renault Logan

Chernichkin Ilya

Practical car, completely devoid of personality. Rather suitable for a taxi service or pizza delivery - they value reliability, not style. The motor is noisy, the sound is similar to the carburetor "penny", but it pulls pretty well. Another plus: although cheaply finished, it’s a spacious lounge.

Rudakovsky Sergey

“Logan,” I believe, can be perceived only by the mind, and even then after some thought. I think this car is a well-executed bunch of compromises. Strong but stiffer suspension, economical, but not frisky engine, ease of decoration at a fairly modest price …

Kisenkov Nikolay

Cheap interior to match the unpretentious appearance. And in addition, a tight, without an amplifier, steering wheel and a huge long-stroke poker handle KP. By our standards, “Logan” is made for as much as it costs. Although, they say, they give exactly the same in Romania at 30% cheaper. If the matter is in the image, I agree to Dacia.

Rysnianu Julian

Buying a budget “Logan”, poor Russians will finally be able to understand what automobile happiness is. Yes, it is not presentable, yes, the motor is a little weak, yes, there is not enough air conditioning with an amplifier. But, judging by the build quality, this car will be reliable and very good on the go.

Mironov Gregory

Inside is inconvenient - one parody of the door handles is worth it! I did not like the sweeping KP poker and tight grip. Absolutely unacceptable lack of power steering! Save on matches, and burn down the idea. But in motion the car is good - resilient, tenacious. A good simulator for a novice driver!

Bocharova Anna

It sounds corny, but the “Logan” appeared from the inside more than from the outside. Outwardly ugly, but not without a twist. And how does the French get it? She would not have taken it herself - harsh, rude … In a word - not for the weaker sex.

VAZ 2110 4

Chernichkin Ilya

I do not know what to say. In his youth, drove to the "ninety-ninth" - like it. And now, either I have become smarter, or the quality at the factory has fallen … Tightness, steering wheel shaking, you will not squeeze the clutch! You can ride, but can not stand for a long time.

Rudakovsky Sergey

With the advent of inexpensive foreign cars, the trump card “tens”, low price, turned out to be a bit! The last bastion is a suspension surprisingly adapted to our conditions. And also remarkably tempering character. I’ve just been struggling with the backstage for five minutes to reverse gear! And he managed to win!

Kisenkov Nikolay

Again, a terrible appearance, as there is a "pregnant antelope." The oppression and lack of power steering are disheartening. If Logan is for third countries, for whom is the top ten? Previously, they took a low price, but now there is nothing to entice. So my wife and I went to buy a VAZ 2112, but purchased … "Daewoo Matiz!" And not a bit sorry.

Rysnianu Julian

Such a product is a shame to palm off even the poor. Chopped ax interior, only feasible Ilya Muromets controls. In a word, a cart on wheels. Think bust? We beat our own so that strangers are afraid? Not at all - scolding ourselves with hope: maybe even the Priora will finally work out!

[caption id = "attachment_188020" align = "aligncenter" caption = "Mironov Gregory

45 years old, Moscow, flight engineer Il-96-300. I went to Toyota and Ford Focus. Driving experience - since 1995. I am sure that it is much better seen from above than from the side.

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[/ caption] Mironov Gregory

If the “penny” was at one time a dream car, then the current VAZ is the fruit of the implementation of ill-conceived rational proposals. Especially against the background of foreign cars. Who are we chasing? Why, say, a buyer with idle climate control or molt bumpers in body color? Maybe it’s worth making everything simpler and more reliable?

[caption id = "attachment_188021" align = "aligncenter" caption = "Bocharova Anna

34 years old, Mytishchi, artist. I went to the VAZ-2106, Honda Accord and Civic. Driving experience - since 1998. Believes that the world (including the automobile) will save beauty. "]

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[/ caption] Bocharova Anna

The design of the “tens” is neutral - for centuries. Obviously, the creators deliberately designed a long-liver. But it’s time and honor to know. The model is completely out of date, and not only morally, but also physically: it rides with a creak and shakes on the go. However, they say that VAZ already understood everything. We are waiting for "Prior"!

FIRST APPROACHES

What is it? Is car testing a trifle? He sat down, swept a few laps - and ready? Of course no. The secret to success is in the composition of the participants. And we didn’t invite anyone to auto-tasting, but our regular readers. That is, literate people who are genuinely interested in technology and, of course, who love the car. The seed of knowledge thrown into such fertile soil gave wonderful seedlings. However, see for yourself - the original conclusions based on the personal experience of each of the participants can give odds to other professional assessments.

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