The 1988 Volga GAZ 24-10 Is a Hilariously Bad Soviet Russian Car

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Doug DeMuro

2 månader sedan

The Volga GAZ 24-10 is a Soviet car -- and a poorly built, laughably outdated one. Today I'm reviewing the GAZ 24-10, and I'm going to show you all the quirks and features of a Soviet car that lagged far behind what we had in North America. I'm also going to drive the Volga and show you what it's like on the road.
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Štefan Kráľovič
Štefan Kráľovič 15 minuter sedan
in country I grew up in this car replaced Tatra 603 which was designed and manufactured 20 years earlier. seriously go google that car
paul shan
paul shan 28 minuter sedan
I find the car interesting and the constant ridicule boring
The Black Hand
The Black Hand 30 minuter sedan
Doug, the way you present this VAZ is bit childish of you so to say.
Paul Taylor
Paul Taylor 2 timmar sedan
It’s from 1988 but it’s very outdated for the time
LiquidBlackWolf 3 timmar sedan
Naa pretty common not to have a sunvisor mirror for the drivers... even for "modern" cars from that era in europe too. as it could be an destraction. But for what this car is... is seems pretty well made... all things consideret
Tricky Ricky
Tricky Ricky 4 timmar sedan
That “piece of cloth” on the hood appears actually to be a wire ground strap.
P Berryman
P Berryman 5 timmar sedan
wow looks like my old 1968 Volvo 144s
陰茎Emperor 5 timmar sedan
Now this is pure comedy.
PACHA PAPA 5 timmar sedan
Hahahaaha when Doug couldn’t stop laughing at the pills 🤣🤣🤣 I’m dying
Riaz Hassan
Riaz Hassan 5 timmar sedan
Part of the current ‘sneer at anything Russian (or Chinese)’ campaign? A friend drove a Russian car years ago. It gave very little trouble
mats kustik
mats kustik 5 timmar sedan
that thing is actualy has put togheter from as two different Eu Ford models at 70-s, thats how smart were soviet inseners
z3frog 7 timmar sedan
That "cloth strap" holding the hood down is the ground strap. It's made of metal and it's the ground for the light bulb circuit under the hood. If you look closely the light bulb only has a single positive wire and the electric circuit needs a return path. C'mon Doug get your facts straight.
Ron Fazio
Ron Fazio 7 timmar sedan
Ivan Iliev
Ivan Iliev 7 timmar sedan
This guy usually has fun, when there are "quirky" features. But I haven't ever seen him have that much fun :D
Dmitry Paradny
Dmitry Paradny 7 timmar sedan
The first aid actually makes sense if you think what it is supposed to do. It has activated charcoal, iodine and antiseptic. And the cup is for you to swallow the activated charcoal. It is supposed to survive WW3 after all.
DrNazoo1983 8 timmar sedan
The trunk: Everyone: "LOL hasn't Doug ever seen a First Aid kit in a car??" Me: UAZ SPARE TIRE
rayhmann 10 timmar sedan
Beautifull car
Shaun K
Shaun K 11 timmar sedan
I’d love to have that car
Ryan Spangler
Ryan Spangler 11 timmar sedan
I was thinking more 1960s
Indrek Põllu
Indrek Põllu 11 timmar sedan
Guy doesn't know what carbon tablets& iodine are.Wanna drink iodine?Yeah, why not.Be mt guest!
Rina Sarkovich
Rina Sarkovich 12 timmar sedan
In all fairness, with how isolated the russian automotive industry was and how much control there was over it, it wouldn't be as horrendous if they had the green light more often. Check AZLK-2144 "Istra" and LADA-2108 "Eva" (a group B monster). Obviously they're halo cars and exceptions, but if the "market" was different, we'd have something cooler than FIAT-124 re-re-re-re-restyles with 80 hp in 2007.
Videotubelord 12 timmar sedan
"first aid kit" is in America, this one was called "medicine chest". Problem with these was that they where mostly expired. Various first aid kits in todays western world look very similar, perhaps not in american car though. Doug, you looked very silly laughing at it.
M. G. Max
M. G. Max 12 timmar sedan
Quirky or not, I find this car strikingly beautiful.
Steve Randall
Steve Randall 12 timmar sedan
The short strap between the hood and the firewall isn't cloth, it's an electrical grounding strap.
Adam Ruminski
Adam Ruminski 13 timmar sedan
This is the most ignorant video I've seen ever. Totally agree this car is crap but he could at least Google few russian words so he could understand first aid items. He could also try to understand why this car has such a bizzare features or explain to audience so it would be some informative. Now it is just laugh of some moron who has no clue about cars. It shows how little knowledge or willing to understand other part of the world Americans have.
Mohammed Ali
Mohammed Ali 13 timmar sedan
You have to show some respect, no need to make comedy show!
MADMAX 14 timmar sedan
The pills are charcoal. They were a must for stomach problems and most kind of poisoning.
MADMAX 14 timmar sedan
mind you, it was known as one of the BETTER build, high end cars.
Robert Woolley
Robert Woolley 14 timmar sedan
I'm 50. My first car was a 1972 Renault 5. The GAZ interior is a very logical 1970s one
Tiger Skys
Tiger Skys 16 timmar sedan
What a disappointment. The review, not the car. An insult really - low on facts and understanding on what Russia was going through at the time. Never disliked a video in my life but this one. As for the car, it sounds like a lot were chauffeur driven - maybe that’s why it’s more roomy in the back. First-aid kit makes sense when things don’t go according to plan in the middle of nowhere. Big trunk - cool. It was dated back then but actually it’s not a bad looking car.
Nakitu Mizajashi
Nakitu Mizajashi 17 timmar sedan
So, you take a car that was first introduced in the 70s, pick one that was manufactured in the late 80s, casually mention that government was not "approving" updates, and then laugh about how in this late 80s car everything is like from 70s. I can't wait to see Model T review from this guy...
tricosteryl 17 timmar sedan
Despite reviewing Nice cars, Commentary is often stupid... Sadly. Laughing at things you dont know or do not understand does not makes you appearing as an intelligent or educated person.
parsia1363 17 timmar sedan
Watched this late at night and woke my wife up laughing out loud. Also please tell me I’m not the only one who has been singing “Rasputin” since the start of this video
tricosteryl 17 timmar sedan
This car was not a luxury car. It was a car for big families, engineers, managers. It was very reliable. It would be much fair to compare it to other cars from the 70s. It was really close to the european standards of the 70s. The main "bad" point is that the volume available for passengers is very small compared to the size of the vehicule. Also you when evaluating a machine, you may refer to the context and conditions it was built for. Even now in ex USSR countries, many roads are poor due to climate aggressions. By the 2000's I spent a lot of time in Ukraine, and I saw weird things, such as truck leaving a trail in the macadam during a heavy rain. The road ribbon was also slightly sliding on the right or on the left as the truck rolled. In such countries you will prefer a sturdy and reliable car than a fast and high end vehicule, because of continental climate and road conditions. I guess this is the same in the USA in the center states with hard climate conditions.. It is a pity they were forced to produced it for so long because of economics and politics. But car building is not a hi tech industry, the only problem is to have a high production efficiency. So we can understand that car industry was not a priority in the 80s and 90s.
ALESSANDRO BARTOLI 17 timmar sedan
I could love this car as much as my 1990 suburban,same technology!
Johnny Ruiz
Johnny Ruiz 18 timmar sedan
The strap on the hood is a ground strap. Probably mostly used to complete the circuit for the light attached to it.
Tim Watson
Tim Watson 18 timmar sedan
..You are really over the top in its shortcomings, and yes it is a 1988 car, but the features are similar ( with exception of the rear seat belts ) of a later 60's early 70's low end American car... I lived through it, it wasn't THAT hilarious, it was all we had at the time.
Karolis R.
Karolis R. 20 timmar sedan
Looking forward for LADA NIVA review :))
Eggomania86 22 timmar sedan
There's a car you won't find at Jay Leno's garage.
Wunder King
Wunder King 23 timmar sedan
Put on some pants lad
菅本マガザキ 23 timmar sedan
“haha soviet funi lulz america is #1” The fuck happened here Doug? Red scare got to you half a century later?
Tim _BBQ
Tim _BBQ 23 timmar sedan
A lot of those features were available on '60's American cars...just saying
dinoart246 Dag sedan
Volga hit city bus in Belgrade and roll it over. Try to do that with other cars. (it was somwhere around 1985-1986). Also, last time when I was in one, I remember it was more like driving in a boat. That thing eat bad road. Need to have bad road to test it.
Nikolay Klimchuk
Nikolay Klimchuk Dag sedan
GAZ 24-10 was often used as taxi because of decent trunk space and spacious back row. Similar GAZ-3102 was equipped and looked better.
Oh gosh Gee !!!
Oh gosh Gee !!! Dag sedan
As bad as the lada ???🤣
Alex Attitude
Alex Attitude Dag sedan
There was one ridiculous thing in this video - Doug. What an idiot...
Ivan Ignatov
Ivan Ignatov Dag sedan
Проклятые капиталисты!
Mr Jolly
Mr Jolly Dag sedan
It’s not that bad, no stupid electronics to go wrong, looks pretty cool.
Mark Weaver
Mark Weaver Dag sedan
14-02 Pills? + Russian?? = Cyanide✓
Bram Dag sedan
This is the car to be driven in in soviet Russia.
S. R.
S. R. Dag sedan
The strap on the back of the front hood is not cloth. It is a copper ground strap to ground the hood thus reducing ignition noise received on the AM radio. Many western cars from the period and earlier we also equipped with ground straps usually nearer the hinges.
Andrew Sutcliffe
Andrew Sutcliffe Dag sedan
Not really sure why you would want to mock the Soviet car. Remember that at the end of world war two the Russians had lost millions of their people and much of Russia had been destroyed by Germany. They were extremely worried about it happening again and scared that the Americans would invade or nuke them. They were broke and spent most the national income on a silly arms race. American on the other hand who had been absolutely broke and had suffered a massive depression in the years upto the war , suddenly became the worlds richest country overnight with the spoils of war. Thats why you were riding around in 50s cars that were bigger than a tank and about as practical.
Uwe Kall
Uwe Kall Dag sedan
I think the med kit is actually quite useful and interesting. In comparison to my 2CV built in 1989 the car is also a really luxurious vehicle. I had to add front seat headrests myself - though it already had rear Seatbelts. I would rather prefer Doug to show a little more interest in the world outside his own home country instead of laughing all the time and showing a great amount of ignorance. There are several countries on this earth that even today are not in a position to build a car at all. Just being born in a country that has a different situation should not make you ridicule anything. Very annoying behaviour.
Name Dag sedan
Those “pills” are activated carbon tablets. Intended to be used in case of food poisoning.
Adrian Clarke
Adrian Clarke Dag sedan
I’m surprised you’ve never seen that anti-dazzle feature on the rear-view mirror before. It’s been in many, many cars I’ve driven including an original Mini, two 2CVs, a Peugeot 504, a Peugeot 806, a Renault Clio, a Renault 5, lots of Mk.1 and 2 BMW 3 series... Maybe it’s a UK requirement to have them or something because they’re crazy common.
Jianu Flavian
Jianu Flavian Dag sedan
those pills are called Faringosept in Romanian and are used for a sore throat on a cold day ......
hurvinek6683 Dag sedan
"Sovietsky Mercedes"... :)
thedillestpickle Dag sedan
That "cloth strap" looks like a copper ground wire to electrically ground the hood to the frame, so that the small lightbulb mounted to the hood would have a ground connection. Pretty cool actually.
NobleOmnicide Dag sedan
Not sure why Doug was so surprised by "pills" in a first aid kit.
thefinalroman Dag sedan
Garage54 proves this wrong...
Eggert Snorri Ólafsson
Eggert Snorri Ólafsson Dag sedan
Fun fact I learned about this car back in the days ;) In specific era windshield wipers were unavailable in USSR for a very long time, so, if you came across a black Volga with windshield wipers you could be relatively certain that inside that car you had KGB agents ;) This was the official KGB car.
mumenzel Dag sedan
activated carbon was a real life saver when you drive in russia in the middle of nowhere out of civilization. you are funny guy, but not very bright and do not even try to learn cultural differences. medical box content was not standard, people were storing items they needed.
mumenzel Dag sedan
24-10 was restyle of old 24 volga. this car mostly was used by taxi cabs. such cars tend to be outdated. London cab car is good example of ancient car doing a good job. the real volga GAS model of that year was GAS 31 very modern luxury sedan and old GAS 24 was just given an upgrade taken from GAS 31
Matúš Mikula
Matúš Mikula Dag sedan
Man, you should see other "things" that were still being made in 1988 in East block... Things like Trabant, Wartburg, Škoda 105, Polski Fiat, those were literally cars from 1960’s ...
Andreas Bartel
Andreas Bartel Dag sedan
The car of the Stasi and KGB. Lots of them were in Budapest during the end of the East German regime. If it had an East German number plate it was Stasi. Their color of choice was black.
Dave A
Dave A Dag sedan
Those pills are probably iodine pills in case of a radiation/ nuclear breakout....
Papa VE
Papa VE Dag sedan
Its a good thing that Doug has never heard of Chevette, Pinto, Maverick, Omni, or a plethora of other "stellar" 70's and 80's cars here. They didn't even have a 1st aid kit...or much else. :)
One Down
One Down Dag sedan
I found the presentation more ridiculous than the car. No door pockets...horror? There was actually enough information here for about three or four minutes of video.
Kliman Khmeron
Kliman Khmeron Dag sedan
The Russians were smart enough they would never be as good as Germans, french, English, japanese, or Italians. They knew their grandkids gonna drive bentley, maybach, rovers and Lambos. These are most driven cars in russia after probably Dubai.
Martin Burke
Martin Burke Dag sedan
Dear doug or whoever you are why in the hell do you think it's contemporaneous to try to lampoon (Badly) an old soviet car that the rest of the world has known about for decades!! Could it be that you like the rest of your fellow country men are only just becoming aware of the outside world and are taking your first faltering steps in order to try to understand what goes on beyond the borders of your ignorant over fead nation if so dear boy try not to sound so satirical and overly pleased with yourself it only makes you sound like some over privaledged college boy who is trying to come to terms with his own inadequacies by lampooning things from other cultures!! ps doug Jeremy Clarkson does 10 times better and 20 odd years ago at that😊😊😊
Ivan Ignatov
Ivan Ignatov Dag sedan
white laughs at black 14:05
Raphael Rippinger
Raphael Rippinger Dag sedan
This is one of the best car reviews I have ever seen! WARNING: Do not watch at work! It might get your co-workers wondering what the hell you are looking at! :-)
Dave Shaw
Dave Shaw Dag sedan
Looks kinda like an early 60s falcon, but decades newer. I'd own it
Richard Bamforth
Richard Bamforth Dag sedan
Hi, I have worked in Moscow a few times, in the winter it gets to -25c however, the summers were absoloutly beautiful and well up to 30c. The reason why they did not update the cars is because cars are seen as tools, rather than luxury items. Therefore, keep the costs to an absoloute minimum allowing those that could afford one to be able to go buy one. Production was kept cheap on the understanding that it would be difficult to get a loan for the Russian public - unlike the PCP finance solutions enjoyed in the west. So the car did not have all the fancy stuff we enjoyed in the 80s however their costs were kept down. The west cars now have so much tech, the price of cars is just rediculous. The problem here is that the west started getting massive loans and finance for cars which were not seen as tools - hence the massive financial debts that the west now suffers from - people driving range rovers when they cant even afford a basic honda civic. There are lessons to be learned from our past communist friends. :)
Jonas Kirvaitis
Jonas Kirvaitis Dag sedan
In soviet russia the driver is man - man not look at mirror!
Rig Hauler
Rig Hauler Dag sedan
I just didn't get it. Why are you having so much fun out of it? Yes, indeed it was the best and the most expensive car in the USSR as well as GAZ-21 earlier. Just keep in mind that we lived behind the steel curtains for over 70 years, insulated from outside world. You have no clue what this is like. Majority of Soviets got real shock after 1991 when all borders got opened and along with freedom they got narcomania, prostitution, AIDS and other wonders of free western society. Hooray!
Jens Schmidt
Jens Schmidt Dag sedan
I don't think american cars from this era were much better :D
Rory Watkins
Rory Watkins Dag sedan
You miss spelled vulgar.
Walter N
Walter N Dag sedan
first aid kit was and is mandatory by law nothing funny about it
Alexei Cáceres
Alexei Cáceres Dag sedan
You'd be surprised of how common those are in Ukraine, moreover young guys love to get those an convert them into race or drift cars
You make me laugh.You know that the first kit aid and extinguisher are mandadory and provided with the purchase of vehicule in:for example Germany,Belgium,but you don't have pill.Dont you think it is a good idea? Maybe it is the only one interesting thing in this car.Good video
Alex Alex
Alex Alex Dag sedan
This....what are fuck is this?!
Laurent Corbellini
Laurent Corbellini Dag sedan
Drives you and your familly from A to B, easily fixable by yourself, good looking actually...
Rashid Khakimov
Rashid Khakimov Dag sedan
за такой обзор его бы на соловки
Ivan Ignatov
Ivan Ignatov Dag sedan
Ледоруб в голову!
Vade Nummela
Vade Nummela Dag sedan
Finally something that isnt just an ad for some modern suv
Vade Nummela
Vade Nummela Dag sedan
I take that back actually, after having a break from watching Doug for sometime, it only took me 8 minutes to realize Doug has become an insufferable snob from doing too many ads for big SUVs
TheGoQu Dag sedan
My parrents were driven to their wedding in one of volga sedans in 1988. Back in the comunist poland it was a sign of the luxury and opulance, because people drove fiats 126p and the trabants as daily cars. Crazy times
THE3DXM Dag sedan
I was subscribed to this moron, I liked his videos about cars. Not anymore after his ridiculous reaction to this car feature and aid kit, it feels more of a political view than a car review. Doug, you review cars great, but you can't just start judging the people behind the cars nor the people of the production country. Disgust is what I feel right now. Go to hell.
SsgtHolland Dag sedan
The black pills are made of carbon, to help soothe your stomach, if you just ate a bad batch of borsjtsj. It was , off course, unthinkable that a worker would be late to arrive at the factory, because the assembly line waits for no one. That is why the clock was at the center of the dash instead of the speedometer. When the state has a plan economy with a 4 year cycle that is made out of stalinium, being on time is mandatory.
Pet Shop Boys Partnership
Pet Shop Boys Partnership Dag sedan
DAMN!! Communism totally sucks!!!
Charles De Wit
Charles De Wit Dag sedan
Maybe the 200km/h is the terminal velocity when you drop it from a cliff?
That Was Rad
That Was Rad Dag sedan
My 1993 Mini is about as basic as that. Doesn't come with pills though.
Kevin Hoffman
Kevin Hoffman Dag sedan
I think I just found my favorite Doug video. Once he started laughing I was in!
MonkeyDUI Dag sedan
Socialism gave us some amazing cars didn’t it
as3284 Dag sedan
Ok after the cx that couldnt turn this!! My dear friend these cars as all of the cars of this era were built for driving in Soviet Union in the 70s 80s !! You think an Audi could last for more than a winter in Siberia?Not to mention the road conditions! You think that American made cars in the 80s were better because of power windows ans power steering? Yeah right!
filippxxx Dag sedan
Real soviet men do not need a rev indicator, the communist party would indicate you when to change gears through the driver's school. 😁
Adnan Abdillah Ghifari
Adnan Abdillah Ghifari Dag sedan
@Doug DeMuro Keyless entry doesn't exist back then
Snowy Dag sedan
Doug having fun with the car everyone needs to calm the fuck down, if you love it so much go buy one and review it
eat me!!!!
eat me!!!! Dag sedan
I was 10 years old in 1988
QB89Dragon Dag sedan
They did their best, Doug! You laugh, but they did their best...
Swar AL-Mahdi
Swar AL-Mahdi Dag sedan
GAZ stands for Georgia Aftamat Zavod, which means Georgia Auto Factory. You may find MAZ trucks which stands for Moscowfoscia Aftamat Zavod. I am very familiar with Russian Vehicles.
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