Hi everyone and welcome to Russian Rides I’m your host Tim Kirby and my mission is to test out every car that the Russian auto-industry has to offer. And today, we have this big bad boy. Ya know, the name of a car makes a difference,
my mom had a ’92 For Taurus. Taurus like a big strong bull but it was a boring sedan, but this is the UAZ Pickup and it is a pickup truck… so logical…
so wonderful! Well in Russian they say the word (pickup) like
“PEEEEK AHP” … not as nice but in English it’s fantastic. So let’s take a look at this big, not very expensive,
pretty cool looking pickup truck. Oh ho ho! That sweet sound! Like a Harley Davidson
the engine noise from this machine is fantastic. UAZ makes a family of vehicles that are all really big it sort of blurs the line between truck, SUV and jeep. But the main they have to offer is size they are all big and this vehicle claims to seat 5 comfortably, two upfront, three in the back and hold up to 200 kg of stuff in the back. But guess what we’re going
to put this truck bed to the test. So every year my family goes to with me to America; that’s wife and two kids and we take 3 suitcases and one big army duffle bag with us, about that much stuff maybe a little more and that barely even scratches the surface of the capacity of this truck bed. That makes me a happy man. Well, as is tradition let’s get into the pluses and minuses of this UAZ Pickup. The biggest plus is the price it only costs from
$13,000 – $15,000 for a pickup truck this big. Yeah that’s a good price! Plus parts for almost all Russian cars are pretty cheap and they are usually easy to fix. However, this thing really eats you on the gasoline,
it gets 13 liters per 100km or in a more logical measure it gets about
20 miles per gallon. But to be honest my dad used to have a pickup truck that did 10 miles a gallon. So 20 is maybe not so bad. So we have taken this thing through the mud through big ruts and guess what? It can handle everything. Two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive we can off road in this bad boy. But but while we were testing it out this little white part here on the door got jammed and we had
to fix it ourselves. So it’s a fantastic for going off road but the doors… sss… a little on the shaky side, not so great. There aren’t too many more minuses
about this machine, I guess the only one that I can say is that when you sit on your car keys you can accidentally set off the car alarm. That’s kind of a downer. But another massive plus,
speaking of massive, look at all the space, leg room, space for stuff, you close this thing, open this thing more space, and go look at the back seat. Look I’m a dad I’ve got two kids look at the space for children and they even had leg room. You’d be surprised how many cars have no legroom
for kids in the back seat. And, of course, the truck bed… even more space!
Lots of space, fantastic! I think that that is probably the biggest plus of this vehicle tons and tons of space for stuff and kids. Ohhh that was fun, oh that was awesome! An off road vehicle that can actually go off road; it’s a fantastic thing not like fake SUV’s but anyways we end every episode with a big question would I personally, me Tim Kirby buy this vehicle? YES! Why? Because it’s a big ole pickup truck which is very America but it’s also very rugged and Russian and you put America and Russia together you get something that looks kinda like it’s for me. So I’d buy it, I don’t know about you, like, share comment and I guess all that’s left to say is До свидания!
Let’s go fishin’.