Video: Putin needs 5 tries to start Europe's cheapest car

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    Video: Putin needs 5 tries to start Europe's cheapest car

    Russian PM Vladimir Putin has a hard time starting up the "Lada Granta," marketed as Europe's "cheapest car." This happened during a visit to the Autovaz car plant in Samara region.


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    Re: Video: Putin needs 5 tries to start Europe's cheapest car

    Quote Originally Posted by Slowrider5 View Post
    Didn't the Rooskies invent the crank, too? Why isn't this car so equipped?

    BTW, does anyone else think Percy of "Nikita" bears an uncanny resemblance to Vlad the Impaler?
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    Re: Video: Putin needs 5 tries to start Europe's cheapest car

    I was getting ready to post the link.
    Good job.

    Gee, i wonder when they are going to import this to the states?
    85 cars since 1975....
    Good night and good luck.

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    Re: Video: Putin needs 5 tries to start Europe's cheapest car

    Quote Originally Posted by jry View Post
    I was getting ready to post the link.
    Good job.

    Gee, i wonder when they are going to import this to the states?
    At five grand, with the crash dynamics of a Diet Coke can (see the clever GM CEO tie-in here?), a Vlad the Impaler bobblehead on every dashboard (don't see many plastic Jesus these days), and a $10 hand-crank option, this suckah would sell like Lisa Douglas's hotcakes.
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    Re: Video: Putin needs 5 tries to start Europe's cheapest car

    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    At five grand, with the crash dynamics of a Diet Coke can (see the clever GM CEO tie-in here?), a Vlad the Impaler bobblehead on every dashboard (don't see many plastic Jesus these days), and a $10 hand-crank option, this suckah would sell like Lisa Douglas's hotcakes.
    Hey, let 'em all buy these little grinders. It just means more gas for me.
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    Good night and good luck.

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    Re: Video: Putin needs 5 tries to start Europe's cheapest car

    Quote Originally Posted by jry View Post
    Gee, i wonder when they are going to import this to the states?
    For example, VAZ-2106 was imported to Canada in 1976-1988. Total sales approximately 10 000 cars.


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    Re: Video: Putin needs 5 tries to start Europe's cheapest car

    Quote Originally Posted by Ute View Post
    For example, VAZ-2106 was imported to Canada in 1976-1988. Total sales approximately 10 000 cars.


    If I didn't know better, I'd say that was a Fix It Again Tony 124 or something akin.
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    Re: Video: Putin needs 5 tries to start Europe's cheapest car

    Wow, Ute, that Vaz is a fine machine....
    85 cars since 1975....
    Good night and good luck.

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