Overview of the car "Volga-29"
During the Soviet Union, the Volga was an unattainable dreammany citizens. On these cars went the higher ranks of management and celebrities. With the collapse of the Union, the dream turned into reality - these machines were written off for pennies. Moreover, in 92-th year the lower-cost version of "Volga" was issued, which became a continuation of the legendary GAZ 24-10. The car was produced up to the year 97 as the model 31029. About what the "Volga-29" is, the technical characteristics of the car and a review of its capabilities - later in this article.
Despite the fact that the model 29 was a continuation"Twenty-Four", many unflatteringly spoke about the appearance of the novelty. Unlike GAZ 24-10, this "Volga" completely lost the chrome elements and the former monumentality.
In the car used franklypoor-quality facing - cheap bumpers that melted under the sun, the same grille and muttering turn signals. Good though the headlights are made of glass and do not grow turbid. By the way, optics is unified with "GAZelle", which was launched after 2 years, in 94-m. The lateral part of the Volga-29 car practically did not change - all the same body racks and a roof line with a hole for ventilation.
Dimensions and clearance
Dimensions of the body also remained almost withoutchanges. So, the length of the Volga-29 vehicle is 4.9 meters, the width is 1.8 meters, the height is 1.49 meters. By modern standards, it can be safely attributed to the D-class. As for clearance, on standard 16-inch wheels it was 160 millimeters. Despite the relatively high ground clearance, the car heavily overcame large rises and other irregularities. The fault is a long wheelbase.
But in the salon are still preserved features of the formerluxurious "Volga". So, in the car there are round dials of devices and angular forms of the torpedo. All this is neatly decorated with wooden inserts. On the central console there is a control unit for the stove, a pair of stubs and a pocket for small items. But the deflectors are frankly small - the air penetrates very weakly into the interior. Also in the cabin there is a glove box. On the key it does not close, but quite roomy.
The main advantage of the "Volga" is a spacious salon. And the seats are enough for both the driver and the rear passengers. The standard seats are equipped with headrests and quite soft. Although some car owners change them to "Ford" (or any other, from foreign cars). But not always this tuning "Volga" of the 29th model goes to the face, as when choosing the seats, it is important to guess with the color design. Armchairs should be combined as much as possible with the door upholstery and ceiling.
Along with the spacious interior, the car hascapacious trunk. Its volume is 500 liters. Unfortunately, the back of the rear seats does not fold and carry long loads can not. Yes, and the loading line is quite high - there is a risk of scratching the place at the license plate, taking out heavy luggage.
The car was equipped with two typesengines. Almost at the whole production stage, the Volga of the 29th model was equipped with a gasoline 8-valve unit from the Zavolzhsky motor plant. This engine ZMZ-402.
Its working volume is 2444 cm³. The maximum speed is 100 horsepower. The twisting moment at 3 thousand turns - 182 Nanometers. Also this unit was installed on cars "GAZelle".
By the way, ZMZ-402 received double fame. Some say that this motor is constantly boiling and needs repair. Others are talking about hundreds of thousands of kilometers of trouble-free running. But by our time this unit is considerably outdated. The engine has a carburetor injection and requires frequent adjustments. In a modern city, no one will do this.
The latest versions of the "twenty-nine" were equippedalready more powerful, 16-valve engine ZMZ-406. This unit has a working volume of 2,287 cubic centimeters. The maximum power is almost one and a half times and is 145 horsepower. The twisting moment has grown to 200 Nanometers at four thousand turns.
Transmission, dynamics, consumption
The first versions of cars were completedarchaic 4-speed gearbox. But in the mid-90's the car began to be equipped with a "five-stage". Of course, both transmissions were mechanical. Unlike the engines, the owners of the checkpoint spoke positively about the checkpoint. The box had a large margin of safety, allowing the "Volga" to pull heavy trailers and loads. Not surprisingly, such a box was installed on "GAZel", the full weight of which is 3.5 tons.
As for overclocking, the "Volga" is hardly possiblecall it a dynamic car. Up to a hundred it accelerates in 19 seconds. It's scary to go further, but according to passport data the "maximal" is 150 kilometers per hour. More dynamic is the 145-strong Volga-29. Reviews say that the car accelerates to hundreds in 14 and a half seconds. The maximum speed increased to 163 kilometers per hour.
Also the car was characterized by high consumptionfuel. On 100 kilometers of the road, the machine consumed about 13 liters of 92-th. Record in the winter - about 18 liters. Although with the release of the 406th engine, the situation has changed slightly for the better. The flow rate decreased to 11 liters in the mixed cycle. But in practice, to meet this standard was almost impossible.
So, we found out what "Volga-29" has" features and technical characteristics. At the moment this car is very old and has an archaic suspension design. If you still consider the purchase of the Volga, then it's worth paying attention to the release model not earlier than in 2003. This is the 3110 series, in which many technical flaws and shortcomings were eliminated. The cost of this "Volga" is from 40 to 150 thousand rubles, depending on the technical condition (by the way, they have practically no differences in the complete sets).</ p>>