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

The Volga GAZ 24-10 is a Soviet car -- and a poorly built, laughably outdated one.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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  1. Big Ben

    Big Ben

    Πριν λεπτό

    Технократический уродец. Как впрочем и все остальные автомобили совка.

  2. NorthernZeus


    Πριν 4 λεπτά

    Let’s see... a bottle of Mercury. Something to help cure the vapors. Malaria pills and something to stop massive internal bleeding.

  3. Coffey King

    Coffey King

    Πριν 8 λεπτά

    Oh yeah? This will easily outlast any other car on the road by a giant strech of the imagination Sure No luxery, no fancy electronics or a million safety systems But you can always fix one up quickly if it brakes down It'll run on anything closely related to gasoline And in newer cars, when something brakes, you'll need a bi-directional scantool to proberly diagnose most faults, where you just would need a pair of good ears, eyes and a kind of steady hand Would i use it as a daily driver? no, because the maintainace is high on older cars, but at the same time, it's a billion times easier and can be done by 90% of the population Any modern car can only be fixed by like .00005% of the world population

  4. YeOldeKamikaze


    Πριν 17 λεπτά

    Seems like he hit a blunt before talking about the first aid kit.

  5. J Denha

    J Denha

    Πριν ώρα

    This car is an example of government at work

  6. J Denha

    J Denha

    Πριν ώρα

    Lots of triggers commie fan boys in the comment section.

  7. MichaelChiklisCares


    Πριν ώρα

    russian homophobe spotted.

  8. Hissmannen


    Πριν ώρα

    Not to different from the Opel Record 1987 my dad drove.

  9. Hissmannen


    Πριν ώρα

    Carbon pills to clean water ? Not a bad idea.

  10. Matt Wolf

    Matt Wolf

    Πριν ώρα

    I had a Saturn SL that didn't have a mirror on the drivers visor, I guess that was actually a Communist car.

  11. Bill The Cat

    Bill The Cat

    Πριν ώρα

    Hey, love your video's .. But anyway, that car doesn't look like a car from the 70's. It looks like a car from the early 60's.

  12. Matt Wolf

    Matt Wolf

    Πριν ώρα

    I'm not sure what all that stuff in the first aid kit is but it seems like a smart idea to have a lot of stuff in it to me, I think a lot of that was for if you got in a crash or maybe broke down or got hurt in a rural area. Honestly it's nice that was included considering that some Americans don't even have first aid kits in their cars.

  13. baron ashler

    baron ashler

    Πριν 2 ώρες

    I knew that this man was an idiot, but in this video you can see that not only is he an idiot, but he is also a bad person. Surely that car, so old and simple, is a better person than him.

  14. rflair


    Πριν 2 ώρες

    I was really hoping Doug drank the four liquids that came in the first aid kit.

  15. Gabor Moolenaar

    Gabor Moolenaar

    Πριν 2 ώρες

    Yes, while the Volga was not a good car I believe comrade citizen Doug treats it unfairly. Rule no.1, you Never make fun of Russian car climate control. Might look ugly, but you set that puppy to full atomic blitz mode and it will burn a hole in your pants and then melt the hair on your marbles. Or set fire to your beard. Some village people keep this car as a toaster oven. A single dashboard will typically do 25 slices of bread in 3 minutes, a pig roast on the back seat in 45 minutes. Ideal for picnics. In fact, I read somewhere, so it is true, that the Volga is ultimately responsible for climate change. Earthwise, I mean. You know, careless Moscow cab drivers riding around with their windows rolled down. We've all seen 'em do it. I just can't stand these people.

  16. Lowell Leber

    Lowell Leber

    Πριν 2 ώρες

    Communism sucks. And so does this review.

  17. Michal Janek

    Michal Janek

    Πριν 2 ώρες

    Dude, this car was made also with V8 with 190hp (75-76y). Show some respect. It was made for Russian territory, taigas, tundras and bad roads, Russia is biggest country with enormously different terrain. Maybe its not so good, but it is not laughably bad.

  18. Chris M

    Chris M

    Πριν 3 ώρες

    Spotted teen, grow up

  19. David Zacik

    David Zacik

    Πριν 3 ώρες

    Everyone gangsta until the volga turns black

  20. Erhardt


    Πριν 4 ώρες

    Well... At the time, THIS was a great car... if it where laughable by western standard is beside the point. This car was ROBUST, ok maybe not everything, the major hassle was RUST ... if you look at the logo in front, two simple screws to hold it in place and who ... apart from Americans and Automotive Journalists... who really does care about zero to sixty times ? ... Oh ... one more thing ... having a Ashtray WAS important... because smoking was a luxury 😜

  21. Calin Olteanu

    Calin Olteanu

    Πριν 5 ώρες

    Great video Doug!

  22. ab8jeh


    Πριν 5 ώρες

    Like Doug but this is awful to watch to be honest.

  23. Ian Clancy

    Ian Clancy

    Πριν 5 ώρες

    So many butt hurt communism fans. “Don’t you dare make fun of communism!!!”

  24. Leif Ree-Pedersen

    Leif Ree-Pedersen

    Πριν 5 ώρες

    Doug, your arrogance is only surpassed by your unbelievable lack of knowledge and technical understanding. I am certainly never going to look at any of your presentations again. You make far too many of them anyway. Having sensible things to say about all these vehicles would be beyond most people, but it certainly is beyond your qualifications. This was nothing short of embarrasing!

  25. Rokas


    Πριν 6 ώρες

    drive it in russia and you will understand why it is the way it is, lovely car wanted by many to this day

  26. Oliver Král

    Oliver Král

    Πριν 6 ώρες

    Man I like you reviews but sometimes your cringy af :D

  27. Feather Merchant

    Feather Merchant

    Πριν 6 ώρες

    Your criticism is overblown. This looks like a good, solid bit of transportation.

  28. Arthur Vin

    Arthur Vin

    Πριν 7 ώρες

    I've been around these "luxury" Volgas through the 90s, I gotta admit it's a bucket of bolts. And noone could afford it, in fact you were not even allowed to buy it, unless you are the member of the party. This apex of Soviet car making, no joke it was pride and joy top achievement, was strictly limited to people someway or somehow related to party or government.

  29. BandytaCzasu


    Πριν 7 ώρες

    What's so funny about the first aid kit? You said yourself that this car has NO SEATBELTS in the back! Any fender bender could end up at the cementary. And don't count on Soviet ambulances, you would be lucky if they arrive an hour after being called (good luck calling them using the Soviet telephony), and are not dead drunk.

  30. Reeer Romanow

    Reeer Romanow

    Πριν 7 ώρες

    I have driven this car with a load of 1000 kg (about 3000 lb). Very soft car. And many mini thermal power plants use this engine (ZMZ 402) as a gas piston unit. Motor overhaul $ 150

    • abdul abdanahib

      abdul abdanahib

      Πριν 5 ώρες

      but chevy caprice still better

  31. Downtown Deuce

    Downtown Deuce

    Πριν 7 ώρες

    Content is good, but the nervous fake/ forced laughter destroys both your delivery and credibility. You have good content, be confident in your delivery.

  32. Kevcat


    Πριν 7 ώρες

    Former Russian here Two bottles contain Iodine , really common antiseptic . There is a bottle of nerve calming medicine . Another anticeptic The pills are Activated charcoal , good for stomach aches and runs.

  33. 57kellys 57kellys

    57kellys 57kellys

    Πριν 7 ώρες

    This guy is a car snob,,This russian car can be fixed by a bit of wire and duct tape,,and is built like a tank for the harsh Russian winters and roads,,Try fixing a Bring My Wallet BMW in the middle of Siberia,,Russian cars are built for work not looks.

  34. Piet Boon

    Piet Boon

    Πριν 7 ώρες

    the black pils are norit ... against diarea .. botels for disinfection.. for the rest the car stil drives and you cant say that for a lot of other brands.

  35. Anthony Smith

    Anthony Smith

    Πριν 8 ώρες

    Better panel gaps than a Tesla

  36. vitalya albatros

    vitalya albatros

    Πριν 8 ώρες

    Nyet, car is fine.

  37. Besiktas Ulan

    Besiktas Ulan

    Πριν 8 ώρες

    No need to update, volga born already updated. It is a good car, your jokes have to be updated. Мудак

  38. Emil Petrov

    Emil Petrov

    Πριν 8 ώρες

    I saw a jerk laughing at something that he simply doesn't understand, precious

  39. Tom Just Olsen

    Tom Just Olsen

    Πριν 8 ώρες

    Today it is American cars hat are 'rediculously mediocre'......

  40. Saruman1000


    Πριν 8 ώρες

    What a jack ass lol

  41. Laszlo


    Πριν 8 ώρες

    It was a fun car. Since people kept buying it, there was no reason to stop production. Doug shouldn't have laughed his video all the way.

  42. Qshunt Music

    Qshunt Music

    Πριν 8 ώρες

    They look like activated charcoal pills. That would make sense, as people are constantly getting poisoned by their political opponents in Russia.

  43. Edwin Gattorno

    Edwin Gattorno

    Πριν 9 ώρες

    60s Ford Front, 77s Toyota Cressida rear... Nice 😅👍🏼

  44. Do Sir

    Do Sir

    Πριν 9 ώρες

    The pills are probably charcoal tablets. You use them in case of diarrhea or food poisoning. Remember, the Soviet Union was a huge country! 😆

  45. Andy Hiscox

    Andy Hiscox

    Πριν 9 ώρες

    It’s not a “mid-sized sedan”. It’s a large family saloon. It’s not an American car.

  46. PROJETO 1


    Πριν 9 ώρες

    "mediocre" Much better than a Crown Vic.

  47. raglanheuser


    Πριν 9 ώρες

    thats gonna be an unsub for me

  48. 69 420

    69 420

    Πριν 9 ώρες

    6000 angry communists in the comments and dislikes

  49. Paul Nunnink

    Paul Nunnink

    Πριν 10 ώρες

    Well, I guess you would feel blessed if you get hurt in the middle of nowhere in Russia and have a decent first-aid kit in the trunk. No laughing matter, I think.......

  50. Tomasz Chlebiński

    Tomasz Chlebiński

    Πριν 10 ώρες

    Those black pills seem to be (most likely) Carbo Medicinalis, which was a common anti-diarrhea medicine during Soviet times. So if you get diarrhea from driving a Volga, you can take one of them :)

  51. steve sutton

    steve sutton

    Πριν 10 ώρες

    Doug Monroe is a hilariously bad video maker.

  52. Patriotic Millennial

    Patriotic Millennial

    Πριν 10 ώρες

    The strap from the firewall to the hood acts as a ground strap for the hood light.

  53. Plushies TV

    Plushies TV

    Πριν 10 ώρες

    You did not mention safety, it had 0 stars

  54. 1.5x playback everything - thank me later

    1.5x playback everything - thank me later

    Πριν 10 ώρες

    Aging wheels would have done a better job. Highly recommend to everyone

  55. Алексей Алексеев

    Алексей Алексеев

    Πριν 10 ώρες

    Before you post an overview of this car, you first need to thoroughly understand the object of the report. A lot of blunders. Namely: 1. The peculiarity of the socialist model of the economy is that the product produced by each sector of the economy is aimed at meeting the needs of the final consumer in the absence of competition between producers. This is a serious disadvantage of the system, in comparison with the ideology of the "consumer society" of the capitalist countries of the West. That is why the GAZ-24-10, like many other cars in the USSR, was delayed on the assembly line of state-owned factories for too long, since there were no natural incentives to modernize the model range of cars. 2.The Volga car has never been a "premium" car. In the conditions of the socialist economy, the Volga was indeed a hard-to-reach car for the average citizen. Premium models of Soviet cars are: "Chaika" GAZ-14 and other models of the ZIL plant. They were equipped with a factory-installed V8 engine, automatic transmission, power steering, air conditioning, premium stereo system, and other options. By the way, the fuel injection system was developed in the USSR in the early 1960s, the workers of TSNITA on the GAZ-21 were installed prototypes of the gasoline supply device in the heart of the car. Which showed themselves well, but unfortunately did not go into the series solely because of problems with the nomenclature. 3. The GAZ-24 car was developed in 1968, initially for a six-cylinder engine, released in several copies. The four-cylinder ZMZ-402 went to the car due to a number of simplifications. Since 1971, it has been put into mass production. 24-10 the latest upgrade of an outdated car design. The exterior of the Volga is typical of the late 1960s and corresponded to the automotive fashion of that historical era. The design is not unusual, classic. The "disadvantages" of the design listed by the author are not at all disadvantages. The air conditioning system, power steering, power windows and automatic transmission are options, and can not be attributed to the shortcomings of the technical characteristics! The engine is lower-shaft, the gas distribution mechanism is made on a textolite gear. It can run on any gasoline, even the worst quality. The maximum passport speed with this engine is 145 km/h. Simple and reliable ignition system, strong undercarriage, strong load-bearing body. Almost any repair can be done independently in the distance from civilization. To help the driver, a 12-volt socket is installed in the engine compartment next to the ignition switch, and there is a portable lamp in the tool kit. The interior heating system allows you to supply heated air to the legs of the rear passengers through the pipes laid under the front seats. To use this option, you need to switch the lower slider of the climate control control to the desired mode. The instrument panel has its own calibration and decoding of the scale gradations in the operating instructions. The concept of engineering solutions is as follows: extreme ease of maintenance of components and assemblies of the car, low cost of production, low cost of consumables and most importantly-reliability and durability. Cars of this brand were operated in the taxi service throughout the USSR. In general, judging by the author's style, the propaganda of the Cold War period and the ideology of the consumer society left its pronounced imprint on the objectivity of perception.

  56. Kelly Breen

    Kelly Breen

    Πριν 11 ώρες

    Looking at this car I can hear Borat exclaiming "It's a nice!", BUT I bet the car is reliable, easy to start in extreme wet, hot or cold weather. I imagine the heater will melt lead. I am not a fan of the new computerised cars that I can no longer fix and need a hoist to do normal maintenance on.

  57. Darius


    Πριν 11 ώρες

    The Volga Gaz 24 also have a V8 option but it was just for the special police of soviet union KGB

  58. icenine135


    Πριν 12 ώρες

    As Russian/Ukrainian, I'm surprised Doug has the 4 cylinder version - that's rare, most Volgas had an 8 cylinder engine.

  59. Джавани Проно

    Джавани Проно

    Πριν 12 ώρες


  60. Kelum Ruwanpura

    Kelum Ruwanpura

    Πριν 12 ώρες

    For some weird reason, i like the car!

  61. Robert Gräfe

    Robert Gräfe

    Πριν 12 ώρες

    The mirror in the visor is collectivly owned! So everyone has a mirror. Sort of. And anyway safety belts are petit bourgeois decadent waste. If you rationalize them away, you also reduce the risk of lung cancer.

  62. Jeffrey Warren Smith

    Jeffrey Warren Smith

    Πριν 12 ώρες

    VW Beetles in the 1960s had a "Standard" model with ONE sun visor. How many cars have a mirror in each sun visor? Name some! For safety the driver should not have a mirror as they should be watching the road. Modern cars have sloping rear windows that look so shapely but this car can have suitcases put in without getting a hernia. Nowadays we cannot even see the engine in cars as they are covered in plastic to stop us working on them. Next time could we have some objectivity and facts?

  63. Horse Water

    Horse Water

    Πριν 12 ώρες

    You guys are taking this way too seriously , doug knows cars doug loves cars.. Yea this car was outdated but they built a nice looking easily maintained car with what they had . I though the jokes where funny Idk . I have seen doug review dozens of antiques and nake fun of them . chill the fuck out lmao everybody so but hurt . Btw my parents from the soviet union only came here in 93 . My dad prolly had one of these ima ask em.

  64. roqofort


    Πριν 13 ώρες

    That was a bit harsh, cool factor is up there, like 8/10

  65. Need Help?

    Need Help?

    Πριν 13 ώρες

    The strap at the center rear of the hood is a ground strap to cut down on ignition noise on the radio.

  66. Formatique arschloch

    Formatique arschloch

    Πριν 13 ώρες

    This was quite painful to watch.

  67. Sergey K

    Sergey K

    Πριν 14 ώρες

    Remember don't touch the Russians and their cars! Laugh at Your country and your ugly cars.

  68. Vasile Radu

    Vasile Radu

    Πριν 14 ώρες

    This is a shitty review.

  69. Eddiecurrent2000


    Πριν 15 ώρες

    This really is just a segment laughing at "soviet Russia". You're no Jay Leno, but a clown.

  70. alfredkwaak


    Πριν 15 ώρες

    this volga was designed in 1966 to "compete" with ford15M, opel record, dodge dart, and was designed to be comfortable to drive all day in not that perfect roads. Outdated even in it's release year, but quite nice to drive.

  71. Kenneth Hernandez

    Kenneth Hernandez

    Πριν 15 ώρες

    I think it’s beautiful

  72. darrenleaguecity


    Πριν 15 ώρες

    1960's styling not 70's

  73. Uncle Bob

    Uncle Bob

    Πριν 16 ώρες

    Thank You Doug!

  74. SB SB

    SB SB

    Πριν 16 ώρες

    THOSE black pills are a Suicide pills .

  75. Dino Izetbegovic

    Dino Izetbegovic

    Πριν 16 ώρες

    Doug was probably bullied from some Russian guy or his wife was unfaithful with one.

  76. YG S

    YG S

    Πριν 17 ώρες

    In Soviet Russia, the car drives you

  77. G


    Πριν 17 ώρες

    I'm good with this car.

  78. rockinginsanity7


    Πριν 17 ώρες

    this Volga is SO CLEAN, in spite of being an 80's Soviet antique! I'd get one if I could find an example this well-kept

  79. Толян


    Πριν 17 ώρες

    Эх, какую страну пр@ср@ли...

  80. Theresa Saito

    Theresa Saito

    Πριν 18 ώρες

    Doug finds first aid and loses it.

  81. Stefan Tuineag

    Stefan Tuineag

    Πριν 18 ώρες

    My dad had one of those, that time was consider a top of the line



    Πριν 18 ώρες

    Honestly. It’s a car from Soviet Russia. I’m surprised they didn’t package a suicide pill lol.

  83. Dex M

    Dex M

    Πριν 19 ώρες

    That car is beautiful! Looks better than most of these clones they make today. I bet at Mechum that car would go for more than a 1988 Pontiac Grand Prix of similar condition.

  84. Hudson Hawk

    Hudson Hawk

    Πριν 19 ώρες

    You know what’s really funny? You will all be driving communist cars just like this one in California a few years from now. If you lucky, of course. It’s a luxury car for a communist, after all!

  85. camabron


    Πριν 19 ώρες

    The Soviet Union never had communism, only dictatorship. Just like the US has plutocracy, not capitalism.

    • dolita windo

      dolita windo

      Πριν 18 ώρες

      The cup is for VODKA! 🤣🤣🤪🤪

  86. FRx1 P32Dz

    FRx1 P32Dz

    Πριν 20 ώρες

    Дуг, из тех, кто использует машину времени, чтобы украсть ГАЗ у КГБ.

    • dolita windo

      dolita windo

      Πριν 18 ώρες

      Hey Doug: birth control pills! 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️

  87. Derek OBrien

    Derek OBrien

    Πριν 20 ώρες

    This is one of the funniest videos I’ve seen in a long time! I watched it twice! 😂

  88. pauliesev6


    Πριν 20 ώρες

    Still better looking than just about any late 80’s American car.

  89. Roy Tofilovski

    Roy Tofilovski

    Πριν 21 ώρα

    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.

  90. Terrance Addison

    Terrance Addison

    Πριν 21 ώρα

    looks like it built like a tank

  91. Boris Kreinberg

    Boris Kreinberg

    Πριν 21 ώρα

    who ist this girl in that beautiful car?

  92. Jordan Smith

    Jordan Smith

    Πριν 21 ώρα

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

  93. Angel Perez

    Angel Perez

    Πριν 22 ώρες

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

  94. K.J. G.

    K.J. G.

    Πριν 22 ώρες

    70’s? It looks like a 64 Ford falcon

  95. Piotr Scorpii

    Piotr Scorpii

    Πριν 22 ώρες

    the black pills though are activated charcoal and were used to help with food poisoning I believe...

  96. GetOuttaTheJohnBoy


    Πριν 22 ώρες

    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.

  97. jvan


    Πριν 23 ώρες

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

  98. Deividas Eigelis

    Deividas Eigelis

    Πριν 23 ώρες

    My grantfather has one its 1980 i like it its pretty nice

  99. PetrosArgy


    Πριν 23 ώρες

    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.

  100. Carlos Borrasé Taylor

    Carlos Borrasé Taylor

    Πριν 23 ώρες

    Hey Doug: birth control pills! 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️