VAZ-11183 - big ambitions in a small package
VAZ-11183 Kalina are fashionable slanting lights,streamlined body and smooth harmonious lines of the bonnet and grille. At the same time, it is the smallest sedan in the VAZ lineup, since the time of the release of the "classics".Designers of the car managed to achieve,that at such a modest size, in the cabin of the car is spacious and light, there can easily accommodate even five people here. The luggage compartment of the VAZ-11183 at first glance seems as small as the car as a whole, but this is not true. The volume of it - 420 liters - agree, a decent figure for a car of this class. In addition, the design of the rear seat provides the possibility of its folding, which allows you to significantly increase the size of the trunk. In this "crumb" you can transport really dimensional cargo.
The interior of the VAZ-11183 is bright and spacious. Several spoil it with only impotent pockets in the front seats and the absence of headrests in the rear. In general, the designers of AvtoVAZ, contrary to the love of their Western colleagues to fill the car of this class with various improvised devices, have reduced their quantity to a minimum.Even without an ashtray, although standardcigarette lighter in car attaching. The basic configuration of the VAZ-11183 does not include electric windows, although there are stubs in the doors for the corresponding keys.
In the interior of the car immediately draws upon itselfunreasonable ergonomics of the driver's seat. It is comfortable to sit high, but the seat must have adjustments, in fact they were not. The steering column adjusts a little. The dashboard looks very modern, the color scheme is also chosen well. But the various light bulbs are located chaotically, which causes inconvenience when reading the instruments.
The VAZ-11183 engine allows the caraccelerate smoothly, without jerking. The machine does not even scamper along the road, even with a sharp start, and it moves along the specified trajectory. The very power unit is quite noisy, the excessive sound of the running motor is felt during driving. However, this is a common ailment of all children of the Volga plant, and therefore we treat it as an ordinary phenomenon. The transmission turned out to be interesting. The course of the first transfer is very short, the second and third - on the contrary, long. It turns out that when you start, you need to immediately increase the transmission, and, on the contrary, in the conditions of a leisurely city trip you can always be on the third. Steering is another node that sedan designers can carry into the asset. Owners of previous models of AvtoVAZ could only dream of such concepts as optimal steering reinforcement and good feedback. Especially good are these advantages at the entrance to the turn. By the way, the amplifier is already available in the basic configuration. The car does not have to be adjusted for a long time, from the very first minutes at the wheel it behaves predictably in all aspects, the handling of VAZ-11183 is unequivocal at a height.
"Kalina" sedan - the car is not without defects,however, no significant problems were found. Moreover, in comparison with its predecessors, this is really a step forward.