But the factory paint layers peels off a plastic body kit. Soon a luxurious mourning edging will appear around the perimeter of the body. Monstrous sizes, an additional brake light on the trunk lid, simulating a wing, on the contrary, sheds a bright white color.
At the 55th thousand, the clutch assembly was replaced - the leading, driven discs and the release bearing (wear was about 70%). The new "Valeo" works much better than the native VAZ. So we consider a certain cost overrun justified. The steering mechanism, bothering with bounce and constant adjustments, was repaired for 1000 rubles. Behind already 20 thousand - no complaints. And when they installed new supports and went over the front struts, the silence finally returned to the car. By the 60th, we replaced the rear shock absorbers (oil leak), the second set of front pads, the first - rear and brake drums.
The greatest troubles were delivered by electrical equipment, more precisely - taillights. The unreliable contact of the lamps with the board disappeared every now and then, and domestic three-ruble bulbs were bought in handfuls.
Appears for an electrician is another dirty trick. One night, the instrument lights, front fog lights and dimensions went out. A fresh fuse also burned out after a few seconds. Diagnosis in the night frost is not at all exciting, so we decided to hold on to the house, since the left rear light and dipped headlights survived. The defect turned out to be the simplest - the side light lamp fell out of the left headlight, and the plus wire closed to the socket of the cartridge.
But the engine has no complaints. Fuel consumption in the city is about 8 liters per hundred, and outside the city it easily fits into 6.5 liters. It is not necessary to add oil between replacements.
In a word, the “tag” looks quite good for its 70 thousand, and as for the breakdowns that happened in her life, they completely fit into the norm for a domestic car.
Release year: 2003
In operation "DRIVING": since February 2003