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  1. LADA - A Russian Car!

    7 Comments by kylesvet Published on 06-07-2009 07:26 AM
    Hello,
    I was drinking my morning cup of coffee & thinking about another car that I really like here in Russia.
    The LADA:
    The LADA is a trademark of AvtoVAZ, a Russian car manufacturer in Togliatti, (Samara Oblast or province). The name replaced
    the original Zhiguli brand, because of phonetic resemblance of Zhiguli
    to Gigolo, which hampered exports. Lada made its name in Western Europe
    selling the Lada Riva as an economy car in large quantities during the
    1980s, but subsequent models have not enjoyed the same success.
    The
    common Lada sedan/estate series, known as the Classic in the west
    (Signet in Canada), is one of the most produced car models in history.
    The car was based on the 1966 Fiat 124 sedan. Since 1980, more than
    13.5 million Lada Rivas have been built, and unknown millions were
    produced between 1969 and 1979 badged as 2101s - 2107s (depending on
    engine size and interior specifications). Lada has since ceased
    production of the Classic but the car is in production at another
    Russian car plant as well as being built under licence in other
    countries.
    The Lada was widely exported throughout the world in
    the 80s and 90s (the US was the only large market not to have imported
    Ladas, but Canadian cars can be found there) and is unique in being the
    only car model that can be found on every continent, including
    Antarctica (where the Russian research base used Lada Nivas). The
    rugged design of the Lada Classic, which was built to cope with extreme
    Siberian climates[citation needed] and poor roads, meant that high
    mileages were possible under normal conditions (300,000 mls + on the
    same engine). Because of their economy and ease of service, Lada
    Classics are commonly used as police cars, taxis, and as a range of
    public service vehicles in many parts of Europe, Africa, and the
    Caribbean.
    Models:
    VAZ-2104: " Lada" (domestic name -
    "Zhighuli") is variant of VAZ-2105 sedan. It is 5-seat 5-doors classic
    station wagon 4x2. Rear wheel drive. Suspension: front - A-arms, coil
    springs, rear - solid axle, leaf springs. Engine: VAZ-2105 type -
    gasoline (carburetor) 4 cylinders in line, ohc, displacement: 1,294 cc
    (3.1"x2.6"), compression ratio: 8.5:1, power: 64 hp @ 5,600 rpm.,
    torque: 68 ft.-lb. @ 3,400 rpm. Gears: (old models - 4) 5, top speed 84
    mph, acceleration 0 to 62 mph - 18.5 s. Brakes: front - disks, rear -
    drrums, with hydraulic control. Measures: LxWxH: 13'6"x5'3.8"x4'8.8" ,
    wheel base: 7'11.4". Track front/rear: 4'5.7"/4'4". Trunk space:
    13.2/47.3 cu. ft. Curb weight: 2,050 lbs. Max. towing ratio: 1,507 lbs.
    Tyres: 175/70R13S. Fuel tank: 11 gal.
    VAZ-21043: is powered by
    VAZ-2103 type engine: gasoline (carburetor), 4 cylinders in line, ohc,
    displacement: 1,452 cc (2.99"x3.15"), compression ratio: 8.5:1, power:
    71 hp @ 5,600 rpm., torque: 76 ft.-lb. @ 3,400 rpm. Top speed: 89 mph,
    acceleration 0 to 62 mph: 17 s.
    Export variant VAZ-21044: is
    powered by VAZ-21073 type engine: gasoline (single-point injection) 4
    cylinders in line, ohc, displacement: 1,690 cc (3.23"x3.15"),
    compression ratio: 9.3:1, power: 80 hp @ 5,200 rpm., torque: 83 ft.-lb.
    @ 3,200 rpm. Top speed: 91 mph, acceleration 0 to 62 mph: 17.5 s.
    VAZ-21045:
    is powered by Barnaul's diesel engine VAZ-341 type. Displacement: 1,524
    cc (2.99"x3.31"), CR 23:1, power: 53 hp @ 4,800 rpm, torque: 68 ft.-lb.
    @ 2,500 rpm. Curb weight: 2,050 lbs, full weight: 2,964 lbs. Top speed:
    78 mph. Acceleration 0 to 62 mph: 23 s. Stopping distance from 62 mph:
    175'. Fuel economy: 45.2 mpg at 56 mph, 31.4 mpg at 75 mph, 37.9 mpg in
    the city.
    VAZ-21047: is luxury variant of VAZ-21043 (with same stuff as VAZ-2107 has).
    VAZ-21048: (s. 2000) is powered by Barnaul's diesel engine VAZ-343 type. Displacement: 1,770 cc, power: 62.5 hp.
    VAZ-2105:
    "Lada" (domestic name - " Zhighuli") is a 5-seat 4-doors classic rear
    wheel drive sedan 4x2. Suspension: front - A-arms, coil springs, rear -
    solid axle, coil springs. VAZ-2105 type engine: gasoline (carburetor) 4
    cylinders in line, ohc, displacement: 1,294 cc (3.1"x2.6"), compression
    ratio: 8.5:1, power: 64 hp @ 5,600 rpm., torque: 68 ft.-lb. @ 3,400
    rpm. Gears: 4, top speed 90 mph, acceleration 0 to 62 mph - 18 s.
    Brakes: front - disks, rear - drums, with hydraulic control. Measures:
    LxWxH: 13'6.5"x5'3.8"x4'8.8", wheel base: 7'11.4" . Track front/rear:
    4'5.7"/4'4". Trunk space: 12.9 cu.-ft. Curb weight: 2,194 lbs. Tyres:
    175/70R13S. Fuel tank: 10.3 gal. Fuel economy: 32.2 mpg at 56 mph, 23
    mpg at 75 mph and in a city.
    VAZ-21051: is powered by VAZ-2101
    type engine: gasoline (carburetor), 4 cylinders in line, ohc,
    displacement 1,198 cc (2.99"x2.6"), compression ratio 8.5:1, power 58.5
    hp @ 5,600 rpm., torque 63 ft.-lb. @ 3,400 rpm. Top speed: 88 mph,
    acceleration 0 to 62 mph: 20 s. Fuel economy: 32.7 mpg at 56 mph, 24
    mpg at 75 mph and 22.4 mpg in a city.
    VAZ-21053: is powered by
    VAZ-2103 type engine: gasoline (carburetor), 4 cylinders in line, ohc,
    displacement: 1,452 cc (2.99"x3.15"), compression ratio: 8.5:1, power:
    71 hp @ 5,600 rpm., torque: 76 ft.-lb. @ 3,400 rpm. . Top speed: 93
    mph, acceleration 0 to 62 mph: 17 s. Fuel economy: 31.8 mpg at 56 mph,
    22.6 mpg at 75 mph and 22.2 mpg in a city.
    VAZ-21063: Zhighuli
    (Lada) Striking representative of cars - "Lada" (domestic name -
    "Zhighuli") VAZ- 21063 (1976-2000). It originates from FIAT-124bis
    (1964-72). 21063 - 5-seat 4-door classic sedan 4x2. Suspension: front -
    A-arms, coil springs, rear - solid axle, coil springs. There are rear
    drive, gasoline (carburetor) engine : 4 cylinders in line, ohc,
    displacement 1,294 cc (3.1"x2.6"), compression ratio: 8.5:1, power:
    63.5 hp @ 5,600 rpm., torque: 68 ft.-lb. @ 4,000 rpm. Gears: 4, top
    speed: 90 mph, acceleration 0 to 62 mph: 19 s. Brakes: front - disks,
    rear - drums, with hydraulic control. Stopping distance from 50 mph:
    125'. Measures: LxWxH: 13'8"x5'4"x4'9", wheel base: 7'11.4". Track
    front/rear: 4'5.7"/4'4". Maneuverability: turning circle 37'; groung
    clearance: 6.2" . Curb weight: 2,304 lbs. Tyres: 175/70R13S, pressure:
    24/28 p.s.i. Fuel tank: 10.3 gal. Fuel economy: 22.6 mpg (highway, city
    cycle). Coefficient of drag (Cx)=0.45. Since 1998 is being produced by
    Roslada company.
    VAZ-21061: Engine: VAZ-2103 type: gasoline
    (carburetor), 4 cylinders in line, ohc, displacement 1,451 cc
    (bore/stroke = 2.99/3.15"), compression ratio: 8.5:1, power: 71 hp @
    5,600 rpm., torque: 76 ft.-lb. @ 3,400 rpm. Gears: 4 or 5, top speed:
    93 mph.
    VAZ-21065: Engine: VAZ-2103 type: gasoline (carburetor),
    4 cylinders in line, ohc, displacement 1,451 cc (bore/stroke =
    2.99/3.15"), compression ratio: 8.5:1, power: 71 hp @ 5,600 rpm.,
    torque: 76 ft.-lb. @ 3,400 rpm. Gears: 4 or 5, top speed: 93 mph.
    VAZ-2107:
    "Lada" (s. 1981) (domestic name - "Zhighuli") is a luxury variant of
    VAZ-2105 sedan. Visible differencies: front grill, hood, bumpers, tail
    lights, front seats. It is 5-seat 4-doors classic rear wheel drive
    sedan 4x2. Suspension: front - A-arms, coil springs, rear - solid axle,
    coil springs. Engine: VAZ-2103 type engine: gasoline (carburetor), 4
    cylinders in line, ohc, displacement: 1,452 cc (2.99"x3.15"),
    compression ratio: 8.5:1, power: 71 hp @ 5,600 rpm., torque: 76 ft.-lb.
    @ 3,400 rpm. Gears: 5, top speed 93 mph, acceleration 0 to 62 mph - 17
    s. Brakes: front - disks, rear - drums, with hydraulic control.
    Measures: LxWxH: 13'7.2"x5'3.8" x4'8.8", wheel base: 7'11.4". Track
    front/rear: 4'5.7"/4'4". Trunk space: 12.9 cu.-ft. Curb weight: 2,070
    lbs. Max. towing ratio: 1,206 lbs. Tyres: 175/70R13S. Fuel tank: 10.3
    gal.
    VAZ-21072: is powered by VAZ-2105 type engine: gasoline
    (carburetor) 4 cylinders in line, ohc, displacement: 1,294 cc
    (3.1"x2.6"), compression ratio: 8.5:1, power: 64 hp @ 5,600 rpm.,
    torque: 68 ft.-lb. @ 3,400 rpm. Top speed: 90 mph, acceleration 0 to 62
    mph: 18 s.
    Export variant VAZ-21073-40: is powered by VAZ-21073
    type engine: gasoline (single-point injection) 4 cylinders in line,
    ohc, displacement: 1,690 cc (3.23"x3.15"), compression ratio: 9.3:1,
    power: 80 hp @ 5,200 rpm., torque: 83 ft.-lb. @ 3,200 rpm. Top speed:
    96 mph, acceleration 0 to 62 mph: 17 s.
    VAZ-21074: is powered by
    VAZ-2106 type engine: gasoline (carburetor) 4 cylinders in line, ohc,
    displacement: 1,569 cc (3.11"x3.15"), compression ratio: 8.5:1, power:
    75 hp @ 5,400 rpm., torque: 86 ft.-lb. @ 3,200 rpm. Top speed: 93 mph,
    acceleration 0 to 62 mph: 16 s.
    VAZ-21079: is powered by VAZ-415
    type engine: gasoline (carburetor) 2 section Wankel, displacement:
    2,616 cc, compression ratio: 9.4:1, power: 140 hp @ 6,000 rpm., torque:
    137 ft.-lb. @ 4,000 rpm. Top speed: 112 mph, acceleration 0 to 62 mph:
    9 s. Length: 13'6.8". Curb weight: 2,210 lbs.
    Now this is a LADA!
    http://www.lada-auto.ru/
    http://www.ruslada.com/models.html
    Kyle & Svet
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    That red job: a Ladararri? Enzo would have been envious!

    Thanks for providing an encyclopedia of Lada data. Over the past 20 years I've thought of driving up to Canada and checking out Ladas, but I never got around to it. I don't even know if they're still being sold there.

    In your photo of the brown Lada, that looks like a Trabant parked behind it.

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    It is and they are still running all over Russia!
    Kyle

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    And here's a photo of a Lada in Volgograd that was/is-still-presumably being used in taxi service. We had just completed a tour of Mammoth Hill and were headed back into the city center. Not much room for a 6'2" frame in a Lada, lemme tell ya what!

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    And here's a photo of a Lada in Volgograd that was/is-still-presumably
    being used in taxi service. We had just completed a tour of Mammoth
    Hill and were headed back into the city center. Not much room for a
    6'2" frame in a Lada, lemme tell ya what!

    Thanks,
    Jerry

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    Lada photos from member redstar407.
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