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

11 თებ 2021-ში
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The Volga GAZ 24-10 is a Soviet car -- and a poorly built, laughably outdated one.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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  • American cars from the 80s were absolute pieces if shit, dude. I know because I drove them. At least this thing has a late 60s look to it, which I like.

    Roy TofilovskiRoy Tofilovski17 წუთის წინ
  • looks like it built like a tank

    Terrance AddisonTerrance Addison22 წუთის წინ
  • who ist this girl in that beautiful car?

    Boris KreinbergBoris Kreinbergსაათის წინ
  • I like it. Compared to my father's constantly breaking ford from that era, I think it's pretty good.

    Jordan SmithJordan Smithსაათის წინ
  • This Volga, shape-wise, judging by the basic body panels, it is a rip-off of the Mercedes-Benz W123 platform.

    Angel PerezAngel Perezსაათის წინ
  • 70’s? It looks like a 64 Ford falcon

    K.J. G.K.J. G.საათის წინ
  • the black pills though are activated charcoal and were used to help with food poisoning I believe...

    Piotr ScorpiiPiotr Scorpiiსაათის წინ
  • Yikes! "Swing and a miss" by DeMuro. What an ass you are. You realize in the USSR you could be hundreds of Km from anyone and hundreds more from any sort of medical facility of any kind. The first aide kit was essential and even today a really good idea. I found this video and it's maker obtuse.

    GetOuttaTheJohnBoyGetOuttaTheJohnBoy2 საათის წინ
  • Try finding a 1986 Hyundai Excel. It is pretty much as bad as this car but looks like it belongs in the '80s.

    jvanjvan2 საათის წინ
  • My grantfather has one its 1980 i like it its pretty nice

    Deividas EigelisDeividas Eigelis2 საათის წინ
  • You obviously think this is the most hilarious car. I guess I understand that, but I think you could have done a better job learning about why things were done the way they were. Updates to vehicles wasn't always the race it is now. The VW Beetle looked basically the same from the 1940s up until 2003 - that's sixty years without any meaningful redesign of the exterior. The defrost controls are for both the front and rear windows - like you said, it was designed for a country with REALLY cold winters. The seats could recline and formed a sleeping space to two people. Seat belts weren't as important in Soviet countries since there simply weren't many other vehicles on the road to collide with. Waiting for traffic to go by before crossing the street was a rarity even in big cities. The first aid kit has weird looking items to American eyes, but completely normal to many Europeans. The black pills are activated charcoal for when you have the runs. I would guess that the bottles contain topical antiseptic like iodine, motion sickness medicine, smelling salts, etc, all of which were probably required items for the first aid kit when crossing a border (along with a reflective triangle, fire extinguisher, et al.. Roads themselves were (and still are) horrendous by any Western standard so beefiness and simplicity were way more valued by car owners than what we considered luxury. The engine in the Volga was considered extremely low maintenance and simple to work on. Even now I'll bet that the biggest selling "luxury" vehicles in Russia and other post-Soviet countries are SUVs and other vehicles designed for rough roads. Even as primitive as the Volga was, it was truly high end when compared to the other cars available to the average Josef and most likely would only belong to an accomplished doctor, engineer or professor or the director of a factory. Compare it to a Lada or Trabant and the luxury starts to become obvious. Luxury is a subjective target. People from other countries laugh when they find out that you can get through the exterior wall of a typical house with an axe here. They don't care that it's 5000 square feet, it's still cheaply made in their minds.

    PetrosArgyPetrosArgy2 საათის წინ
  • Hey Doug: birth control pills! 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️

    Carlos Borrasé TaylorCarlos Borrasé Taylor2 საათის წინ
  • The cup is for VODKA! 🤣🤣🤪🤪

    Carlos Borrasé TaylorCarlos Borrasé Taylor2 საათის წინ
  • Doug ,I Hope you have leaned something , from reading the wonderful comments below .Vintage cars from a totally different country and political culture is interesting in it's self to see ,what they are like , that's all, what it is, in it's self . It is not sensible to make it a Competition out of it , with western trends . It is childish . I have owned high-end European cars I picks ones I loved that were at bargain prices at the time I bought them like a Jaguar Mach 10 in superb condition and a Porsche 912 and the Mercedes 250 SE . Although this car is not my favorite At all, I find many of the Soviets cars to be very charming and admirable and I would happily own a a few of them from different times . The Gaz M20 got very favorable reviews in the west.

    Alexander BelAlexander Bel2 საათის წინ
  • 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Carlos Borrasé TaylorCarlos Borrasé Taylor2 საათის წინ
  • 🙄🙄😯😯😄😄😂😂🤣🤣🥺🥺

    Carlos Borrasé TaylorCarlos Borrasé Taylor2 საათის წინ
  • I like this car quite a bit, doesn’t have a lot of the crap I don’t want anyway, forget about the year 88 and your all set🙂 also that logo is really cool

    TrynbkindTrynbkind3 საათის წინ
  • It’s Gaz Volga not Volga Gaz. Saying Volga Gaz is like saying Mustang Ford, just sounds ridiculous.

    Алекса ГрбићАлекса Грбић3 საათის წინ
  • I like this car.

    Sean HennesseySean Hennessey3 საათის წინ
  • iodine, boric acid, valerian tincture, activated carbon pills, coughing pills, bandages.... Honestly, it looks more like a survival kit than a first aid kit :D

    Ignat MetelkinIgnat Metelkin4 საათის წინ
  • Imagine ripping a soviet car for not having a/c... their a/c is cracking the window half an inch 🙄

    Shoulder Kicking MossbergShoulder Kicking Mossberg4 საათის წინ
  • Lost some respect for Doug after this.....

    A CUSTOMA CUSTOM4 საათის წინ
  • 70s Doug! It looks more like the 60s.

    Peter GibbsPeter Gibbs4 საათის წინ
  • The black pills are against an upset stomach. Makes sence if you are on a long journey and your don't want your passengers to vomit all over in the car. Mind you, you might have been on the road for many hours without the chance of getting any help. Russia is big!

    McDoulghamMcDoulgham4 საათის წინ
  • The most embarrassing video ever on this channel. Also very sad and disconnected.

    Cristian VutaCristian Vuta4 საათის წინ
  • Instead of resoectfully presenting a historic vehicle all this guy did was make fun. ☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️

    hotjazzbabyhotjazzbaby5 საათის წინ
  • I remember seeing these on the roads when I was a small kid in the 80s. In Hungary it was really a luxury car because first of all, your family could not afford a car anyway. Even if they did they had to wait for years before actually getting it. And most vehicles available at that time were worse.

    KoGaKoGa5 საათის წინ
  • It gets pretty damn hot in Russia.. Goes to show Doug is just another clueless SoCal boomer who has no collection of the world outside of his own. Why is this guy so popular.

    HyakutakeHyakutake5 საათის წინ
  • This comment section on this bs commy car is funny Fuck this car 😂😂😂

    Blackboy CBlackboy C5 საათის წინ
  • Cool retro car,agricultural but bullet proof,fixable with just a handful of tools and a big hammer if required not sure why some painkiller tablets in the first aid box was so beyond hysterical though?

    Warpdog500Warpdog5005 საათის წინ
  • No drive-thrus, no cupholders : logic explaination The soviet union had quite a good healthcare system, which can explain the pills. Something Americans surely won't understand. GAZ stands for "Gorky automobile factory". Gorky is a city . Get the facts right I must say the exterior design is really nice. It should be compared with other cars from the it was designed, not produced.

    Ar SntAr Snt5 საათის წინ
  • I recon the first aid kit is for radiation poisoning?

    Ubuthi 7Ubuthi 75 საათის წინ
  • Do the Russians make vlogs about insufferable ignorant car testers?

    Flatters46Flatters465 საათის წინ
  • Yes Doug! Soviet people make soviet Cars!

    Pablo GuindinPablo Guindin5 საათის წინ
  • That is what Socialism/communism produces, junk.

    Grant HocklyGrant Hockly6 საათის წინ
  • This car looks more like 1950's or '60's like, definitely not '70's.

    OmarOmar6 საათის წინ
  • Amazing review. Volga first aid kit for the win. Great job.

    Duke Del ValleDuke Del Valle6 საათის წინ
  • There's something wrong with me . I like this . Modern cars are shit . Too much electrickery . and look shit . And fall apart. A handsome vehicle .

    Chas LeaskChas Leask6 საათის წინ
  • this car is luxurieos to soviets back then lol .. edit : after watch half of this video i believe that this car was only for soviet elites 😁

  • "if it hits metal pieces well, then soviet" - Doug DeMuro

    Vrushal ShravaneVrushal Shravane6 საათის წინ
  • In Soviet Russia you need to suffer that is why Volga is a luxury sedan.

    E. T.E. T.6 საათის წინ
  • Of course it has iodine pills in case there's nuclear war and the Soviet wondercar is requisitioned by the People's Army to fight the imperialists of NATO and USA, they will need iodine pills to protect them from radiation when the world is turned into a nuclear wasteland

    lkrnpklkrnpk6 საათის წინ
  • I didn't found this review even funny. A lot of undeserved crap. He said "soviet Russia" like 1000000 times

    JoseJose7 საათის წინ
  • "Here in Russia we don't need seatbelts we die like real men with cigarettes in our mouths." - Best comeback comment ever!

    Brown HatBrown Hat7 საათის წინ
  • Geez Doug...your constant chuckling and smirking made it painful to watch what I hoped would be an informative video about a Russian car. Take a lesson from Jay Leno on style.

    Brown HatBrown Hat7 საათის წინ
  • Here in Argentina be kept building versions of 70's Ford Falcon up until 1991.

    Phroden DekiaPhroden Dekia7 საათის წინ
  • Looks like a 1967 nova

    Phroden DekiaPhroden Dekia8 საათის წინ
  • So much butthurt soviet loving lefties here.

    Dobroslav gDobroslav g8 საათის წინ
  • But, I bet it is repairable by the owner, unlike all the computerized lunch boxes buzzing around with their little 'check engine' lights to hold them hostage.

    Sam54Sam548 საათის წინ
  • This car has a Mercedes 123-esques profile about it without the 123's reputation for being a simple, very well built, reliable car.

    BuckwyldeBuckwylde8 საათის წინ
  • Dougs first time seeing water purification tablets... SMH OHHH Doug

    Braca GanonBraca Ganon8 საათის წინ
  • This car is not worse than a contemporary Chevy / Opel or Renault when it was created during the late 1960s!

    Schlipperschlopper SchlipperschlopperSchlipperschlopper Schlipperschlopper9 საათის წინ
  • No offense here but Jay Leno did a good piece on Volgas from one he has.

    The Nostalgic LoungeThe Nostalgic Lounge9 საათის წინ
  • he talks a lot of shit in this video

    crk_hzlacrk_hzla9 საათის წინ
  • In Soviet Russia , car reviews you!

    TheD2JBugTheD2JBug10 საათის წინ
  • Putin : Why am I not laughing?

    McCovMcCov10 საათის წინ
  • 8:04 because winter gloves, duh?

    Nick DzinkNick Dzink10 საათის წინ
  • To give you a perspective: this was being produced at the same time as T-80U... Talk about misplaced priorities...

    Nick DzinkNick Dzink10 საათის წინ
  • Granted this car is outdated by 1988 standards but come on, it's not as terrible as this guy is ranting about. The rear view mirror operates like many cars. Has he never driven a car with a manual day/night mirror ? They must not want the driver to look at himself as he is driving down the road, so mirror in the sun visor. The cup indents in the glove compartment are 1970 approved. That is how American cars had them in the 70's. Just about all European cars had first aid kits. I believe it's a good Idea. He goes on about it, and I'm not sure why. The good thing about the car is that many of the parts interchange with older cars making part replacement good for Russian car owners, mechanics and part places. Less inventory and better chances of having the part you need. He says It's warm in the car but he never opened the window to let fresh air in. How smart is that ? I was stationed in Germany and this car reminds me of the 1960's cars the American GI's were driving.

    John BenzJohn Benz10 საათის წინ
  • 4:17 no the soviets didn't drive this, this wasn't a car for everyday people in the Soviet Union. The Soviets fortunate enough to receive permission to own a car generally had a outdated Fiat-ish Car from eighter VAZ (Lada), ZAZ or Polski Fiat, obviously depending on where they lived. GAZ 24 were used as Cab's, Policecars and for GOV. Officials or other important ppl

    Engineer sixEngineer six11 საათის წინ
  • Oh SHIT.......In reading some of the comments, I see the russkies got upset...... Doug slaughtered some sacred cows........ But, but you could fix it on the side of the road....... REALLY?!!!!! We should like Volga because it broke down often and everywhere !!!!!! WOW.

  • Hmm, bit of a silly ass ! What we achieve with relative freedom, as apposed to manufacture under these circumstances ! jUST SHOWS HIMSELF AS A BIT OF A CHUMP... WHEN LIKENING TO THE AMERICAN CROCS OF SHITE PRODUCED BETWEEN EARLY FIFTIES AND UP TO THE PRESENT, AND THAT WITH TOTAL FREEDOM AND AN EAGER MARKET

    Mike BeetonMike Beeton11 საათის წინ
  • In SAVIET RASHA....... ve driving Volga comrades. No have time for improvements. Everything go to our leaders...... because they deserve.

  • I`m the only one that notice that this car after more than 30 years, has NO rust ?! Now take a VW Jetta from 2007 or a VW Golf MK5. Laugh now.

    Dumitrescu MihailDumitrescu Mihail11 საათის წინ
  • Its cost in this state in Russia today 13-15thousand $ 😂😂😂

    Сармат ССармат С11 საათის წინ
  • It looks more 60’s than 70’s.

    David OsvågDavid Osvåg12 საათის წინ
  • It just goes to show you the communism and socialism does not work. So for all you Joe Biden progressive socialist liberals this is what’s going to happen to America industry.

    George Harley RiderGeorge Harley Rider12 საათის წინ
  • 1:37 "This looks like something from the 70s." I think it looks like a Vauxhall Victor or an Opel Rekord A from 1963!

    Fanndis O'FanndiganFanndis O'Fanndigan12 საათის წინ
  • I don’t know what’s so funny. Looks like a decent car.

    George TorenGeorge Toren12 საათის წინ
  • 17:09 It was called "GAZ-24" in USSR and "Volga" everywhere outside of the USSR.

    AnemoAnemo12 საათის წინ
  • Wow, Doug is really coming across as a douche bag in this one. Especially his first aid kit reaction.

    It's TimeIt's Time12 საათის წინ
  • The emblem looks more like a John Dear than a Caddie

    Harry ConoverHarry Conover12 საათის წინ
  • Hey Doug. These peels and liquids u laughed at are coal(that Russians eat in pills after intoxication) and liquid sedative(called Валерьянка) in big bottle and iodine also liquid. Volga driver will be so angry after a trip that believe me he will need every single bottle he get in first aid kit.

    Денис РублёвДенис Рублёв12 საათის წინ
  • you is making fun of an iconic car in soviet russia , it truly is legend my father almost dead in an accident in a volga

    Leuckmann DRVOLeuckmann DRVO12 საათის წინ
  • Everyone else : this Doug : thhhgdhdis

    Yassin KDRYassin KDR13 საათის წინ
  • Doug: shits on the communist car for 20 mins. Americans: bought the Yugo by the thousands. ???

    Mr. Dmitri RavenoffMr. Dmitri Ravenoff13 საათის წინ
  • Throw a big block I. It. I’d roll it!!!

    Rollin YRollin Y13 საათის წინ
  • Just to educate you, Doug, a little. The first bottle you picked is "Йод" - Iodine we use in surgery as #1 topical antiseptic in 2021 here in USA (I used to work in surgery). Second bottle is a Valerian Root extract you take by mouth to calm your nerves. Helps with anxiety and insomnia. Third bottle is Boric Acid. It is a local antiseptic and coagulant. The fourth bottle was Iodine again. Now tell me what was so hilarious about it? The black pills are activated charcoal. Now, don't tell me you don't know what activated charcoal is. Do you always laugh when you see activated charcoal? Are you aware we are still using it here in USA in traditional research-based medical practice? There are people with different level of ignorance around. Yours is kind of extreme. You acted as if were a Papuan from New Guinea that have never seen meds in your life.

    Vlad ZoVlad Zo13 საათის წინ
  • What's so weird about the Volga? I have to remember you that in my country, Romania, 2004 was the last year when we were still producing the Dacia 1310 which was actually a Renault 12 developed in 1969. In Poland, the year 2000 was the last year when they were producing the Fiat 126P (Maluch) which was developed in 1972. In Serbia, the year 2008 was the last year when they were producing the Yugo Koral which was developed in 1980 and the Zastava 101 which was developed in the '70. In Russia, the year 2012 was the last year when they were still producing the Lada 2107 which was developed in 1982. All these cars, in they're last years, had enourmas sales in they're countries but they were replaced by better technology or the company which was producing them, bankrupted.

    Dean RomaniaDean Romania13 საათის წინ
  • You're really really sick in the head.

    rep draagtilkrep draagtilk13 საათის წინ
  • When you laugh at something you don't understand, thinking it is stupid, you're actually showing your ignorance. Before you laugh about Russian luxury car, you have to understand that in Soviet culture word luxury had a bad connotation. It was all about practicality. They did not care much about the look. There are many things you look for, they did not regard as important. It was a culture setting with completely different values that you have no idea about, and you apply you values to judge it. Yeah, kind of ignorant.

    Vlad ZoVlad Zo14 საათის წინ
  • As far as I remember First Aid kit in Volga came with: hydrogen peroxide, anti-motion medicine (distances in Russia are humongous so this is a neat addition) and charcoal tablets. Don't remember the rest of it unfortunately.

    EricEric14 საათის წინ
  • About the interior mirror, that must be a USA only (and that perfectly fine). In Europe, all cars without auto dim (almost all before 2000) did change the mirror inside the casing. I have never seen a car that moved the all mirror.

    Vasco Pais BrandãoVasco Pais Brandão14 საათის წინ
  • Fast kids hide! Black Volga is coming!

    EricEric14 საათის წინ
  • He knows nothing. Everything is only joke, fun. The car is .... good. For the purpose and for and in the conditions of its making and use. Exactly, this car is something like Ford from sixties. Good cars. But - Volha 21 - this was a car!!!

    martina seifertovamartina seifertova15 საათის წინ
  • While this is nkt as bad as doug claims, theres alot of tankies in here with a boner for ussr

    SatanSatan15 საათის წინ
  • USA sold the Ford Pinto knowing it was a death trap and compare the styling of a 244 Volvo even worse.

    Shane QuinnShane Quinn15 საათის წინ
  • For all those who supported this car and in whose eyes Doug did a lousy thing, thank you very much. Love you guys.

    Elliot RikerElliot Riker15 საათის წინ
  • I don't understand why you are laughing so hard about the first aid kit. These are fundamental things; timely topical antiseptic treatment can save your limb. There are even sedatives. And even stomach problems are also solved with this set of drugs. So what's so funny about it? In our country, you may not find a pharmacy a hundred kilometers away, and we must be ready for this. (Yes, I'm from Russia, as you might have guessed, but It doesn't matter in this case.) Anyway, I like this video. I was interested to know what a person who drove a lot of cars can say about this car. Thank you, Doug. Please find another Soviet car!

    sarwestsidesarwestside15 საათის წინ
  • Me reí mucho 😂😂😂

    Daniel BarriaDaniel Barria15 საათის წინ
  • Very bad review ... He make too much fun about the things he don't even know ...

    Mitko ivanovMitko ivanov15 საათის წინ
  • US-commiefornia entitlement on a sliver plate.

    electronicgrinschelectronicgrinsch15 საათის წინ
  • As we would call it - говно ёбанное. But that was considered the national S class Merc. USSR - poverty,abuse & humiliation

    Boris YurinovBoris Yurinov16 საათის წინ
  • I seriously like it and want one.

    Keith ClaytonKeith Clayton17 საათის წინ
  • 24-10 maybe 2,4liter type 10? idk

    Tim BaritoTim Barito17 საათის წინ
  • I bet its more reliable that a modern car though...

    Jim BobJim Bob17 საათის წინ
  • I remember my Dad's 1992 Mazda B2200 didn't have cup holders, but it had those little circles in the glove compartment door.

    DmanbikerDmanbiker17 საათის წინ
  • only thing hilariously bad here, is this video... probably the worst video on this channel so far

    danprovdanprov18 საათის წინ
  • You drive Volga in daylight ??? :O this crap is meant to be driven at night.

    GekoTDiGekoTDi18 საათის წინ
  • I admit I watch doug demuro, its good content. I watch for the hilariously pompous cringe and ignorance that doug review has. Question I do have, Doug actually lack knowledge or self awareness in real life?

    MaonNZMaonNZ18 საათის წინ