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

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The Volga GAZ 24-10 is a Soviet car -- and a poorly built, laughably outdated one.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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  • ronald musiime

    ronald musiime

    18 minutit tagasi

    Ur just biased coz I find it a cool car

  • Alexandr Lisitsa

    Alexandr Lisitsa

    Tund tagasi

    In Russia it’s illegal driving the car without first AID kit and fire extinguisher

  • nikolatsirkov


    Tund tagasi

    In Soviet Russia Doug would explore the quirks and features of being raped and abused for being useless and not being able to work the shovel in Gulag.
    P.S. - not Russian or former Soviet - just making a practical observation.

  • ׁ


    2 tundi tagasi

    13:51 is that condom?! commies really knew the priorities..

  • Lunsolansa


    5 tundi tagasi

    Shits a car whose design is copied from American cars

  • Konstantin Petrunin

    Konstantin Petrunin

    7 tundi tagasi

    Volga 24 was made under an American licence. Google for jeep j10 and tell me if you see any similarities. He reviews cars and could not even recognize American classic in the look.

  • Sparky


    9 tundi tagasi

    The "cloth" strap attached to the hood, is a copper ground strap to complete the circuit for any electrical devices mounted to the hood, such as the light which you pointed out.

  • ToastyMozart


    11 tundi tagasi

    Doug, does your first aid kit _not_ have pills?
    Acetaminophen/Ibuprofen, Loperamide, Diphenhydramine, Caffeine, all very common sights in first aid kits.

  • Shellby x

    Shellby x

    12 tundi tagasi

    "Bad car" i.e. most efficient in terms of money per value to get you from point A to B while being reliable.
    That idea is probably one of the key factors why USSR growth rates were faster than in capitalist countries
    In the eyes of the "bad Soviets" it was better to have stronger army, improved infrastructure, more huge projects like "Buran", than to have more expensive car for citizens.

  • Michael Vasyanin

    Michael Vasyanin

    12 tundi tagasi

    Doug, ask the Soviet car expert about using a syringe with this car. I am serious!

  • John Smith

    John Smith

    14 tundi tagasi

    I'd still take this over that god awful trabant he reviewed.

  • Minuz Punkte

    Minuz Punkte

    15 tundi tagasi

    What a mediocre video

  • yose851


    15 tundi tagasi

    This is a beautiful car.

  • Pierré Pote

    Pierré Pote

    15 tundi tagasi

    I used to like this channel. This video was made with no regards to the context of the limitations as to which these cars were subjected to, the design requirements and restrictions faced by designers, engineers, manufacturers and the few who were lucky enough to be able to afford it.

  • Ian Muses

    Ian Muses

    17 tundi tagasi

    14:10 beep we're having technical difficulties

  • TeslaStellar


    17 tundi tagasi

    The pills are probably morphine. In case you have pain.

  • Leonardo Bacigalupe

    Leonardo Bacigalupe

    17 tundi tagasi

    13:30 Doug definitely hasn't been to russia

  • Ian Muses

    Ian Muses

    18 tundi tagasi

    This has gotta be the art deco of all cars. Its styling is very artistic.

  • Deckzwabber


    18 tundi tagasi

    Seriously Doug? Have you never seen an active carbon pill before? OK, I find it quite unusual to put it into a car's first aid kit, but that stuff can be very useful when you're stomach is acting up and it's still a 14 hour drive across the taiga to the nearest hospital. In the dark.
    Edit: Sorry for being so negative. I really love that you're reviewing old and weird cars.

  • Igor Faslyev

    Igor Faslyev

    19 tundi tagasi

    The thing is it was an early 1970s car, it just never really got updated after it was first introduced in 1970, they just kept making these, the 24-10 was a very minor upgrade, which was primarily an update to the manufacturing process rather than the car's design

  • garagehack


    20 tundi tagasi

    15:03 "cloth strap"? Looks like a ground cable.

  • OneWordTroll


    21 tund tagasi

    When upgrading from the Trabant this is pure decadence.

  • Никита К

    Никита К

    23 tundi tagasi

    Bro if you laughed so hard at the car that literally every soviet man was dreaming about, you should rewiew the ZAZ 966 or 968 aka the budget soviet car. They were very weird, had a rear placed V4 that somehow only gave ~30 hp, and the quality was so notoriously bad that the car became a huge meme in Russia, and people are still joking about its gasoline powered heater and overall shittiness.

  • Mac Daniel

    Mac Daniel

    Päev tagasi

    Stop making fun of this car. It is really beautiful. All soviet cars are. It doesn´t matter how old it is or looks.

  • SgtIceman


    Päev tagasi

    Im sorry idiot, but that bottles are disinfectants.... gosh how I hate this guy.....

  • Ivan Maltsev

    Ivan Maltsev

    Päev tagasi

    Well... Dont tell anything until you reviewed OKA-1111 that was known as "The capsule of death" as you know... it brought death to people who owned it. AND I think you reviewed "Exported version" which was SO MUCH HIGHER QUALITY in compare to that distributed on internal "Market" (except there was no market in USSR). And about Volga's GAZ logo. It's just that deer is a symbol of Nizhny Novgorod (or Gorky as it was called in USSR). The name of the factory itself was GAZ Gorkovsky Automobile Zavod (Gorky Auto Factory, so it would be GAF in eng) and city itself still has entire district called Autozavod (Auto factory) because... there is this factory.

  • Paul Hojda

    Paul Hojda

    Päev tagasi

    You wouldn't want a black Volga to park just outside your house though

  • Scott Grout

    Scott Grout

    Päev tagasi

    That’s not a cloth strap between the hood and the firewall Doug. That’s a grounding strap.

  • SavageGTalks


    Päev tagasi

    the Gas got a 120 mph speedometer in case you wish to LS swap it... lol

  • draeneifitness


    Päev tagasi

    Their emblem looks nothing like the Cadillac logo

  • But Not Today

    But Not Today

    Päev tagasi

    It looks more like a 60s car to me.
    Some first aid kits come with aspirin.

  • Ron Ramsawak

    Ron Ramsawak

    Päev tagasi

    He does not get to the point. He Loves to hear himself speak.

  • Lukáš Měřička

    Lukáš Měřička

    Päev tagasi

    Am I the only one, who thought, that there were condoms in the first aid kit? 😂

  • Gaijin 602

    Gaijin 602

    Päev tagasi

    Gaz 24 is the copy of ford falcon and plymouth valiant. Soviet Russia never truly tried to develop. Check other cars that were built by Soviet Russia.

    • Deimos


      19 tundi tagasi

      in the USSR, there was no export of foreign equipment. The Soviet specialists had no experience in the development of civilian equipment, so some of the best models of equipment were purchased,studied, and on this basis, Soviet equipment was produced.I ask you to pay attention - there was no theft of technology by Soviet spies, but there was a legal acquisition and study.this was a normal practice in those days and everyone knew about it. the capitalist countries have constantly done this to each other, but for some reason everyone blames only the USSR. but for some reason, no one talks about the many things that were stolen by the West from the USSR, starting from the gradient lens for the eyes and ending with the technology for the f-35

  • Gaijin 602

    Gaijin 602

    Päev tagasi

    I feel old now

  • Stephen Howell

    Stephen Howell

    Päev tagasi

    this video was funded by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation

  • Peep


    Päev tagasi

    it was best you could get and you had to be a good party member. everybody were equal, but some were more equal.

  • Gee K

    Gee K

    Päev tagasi

    Yea that soviet first aid kit is still probably better than the American healthcare system lol

  • TikToker Compilations

    TikToker Compilations

    Päev tagasi

    Volga is a river in Russia.

  • Marce lonator

    Marce lonator

    Päev tagasi

    Who in here watching this is Russian?

  • Marce lonator

    Marce lonator

    Päev tagasi

    It was cyanide

  • Hunter Neitzel

    Hunter Neitzel

    Päev tagasi

    Also, there was a special version of the Volga for the KBG that had a V8 under the hood, and it would do 120 mph, which was insane in Russian terms, so if it were an ex KGB variant, that 200 kmh speedometer is actually useful. The V8 version had to have a peice of cast iron in the trunk to keep the rear end stable at speed

  • Unexplainably Juicy

    Unexplainably Juicy

    Päev tagasi

    As if Communism wasn't already a big enough joke.

  • tiuschiu


    Päev tagasi

    How you talk about the look of the car being outdated reminded me of a video about planned obsolescence I saw recently. Basically, introducing yearly car models and making cars a fashion item is a way to get customers to buy a new car even when they don’t need it.
    Not being from the US, I personally always found it weird when someone talked about a car model being from a specific year. Not sure about real car enthusiasts here, but most people just say they are driving a Ford Focus, e.g.

  • Guillidan


    Päev tagasi

    You can also check out GAZ 3102, if truly want to see an 80's Soviet car, or check out GAZ Chayka (It's what Soviet officials drove). GAZ 24-10, is just the tenth variant of GAZ 24 from the 60's. It wasn't made in 80's, it was *still produced* all the way to the 80's, and only stopped in 1985 (GAZ 24) and 1992 (GAZ 24-10).

  • Game LP

    Game LP

    Päev tagasi

    8:37 The "What were they" thinking reminded me of AVGN xD

  • Lorgren Benirus

    Lorgren Benirus

    2 päeva tagasi

    Yes, but you forget one thing - Soviet cars were like AK-47. All the fancy and comfy cars went offline after even a small issue, those things kept running even when a tank ran over them. They were extremely simple but that was also their strength, they were easy and cheap to fix, then ran from gasoline to cooking grease or dishwasher water, they could take a shot from a tank and still move and so on. OK OK, some of these are exaggerations but still, they were like AK-47, worked anywhere and everywhere. They were even built like tanks, no plastic or what else there, all is solid metal sheets. Crash that thing into western car and it'll run through that car like a battering ram, with minor dents and scratches. Nuke lands somewhere near you - all other cars will be dead. This one? It will move. Just throw a fistful of irradiated sand into the tank and it'll go.

  • jojo jojo

    jojo jojo

    2 päeva tagasi

    note to myself, drive with a russian. not a american. because a russian may beable to save yourlife. where as a american would just laugh as you are on your way out.

  • Per Jonsson

    Per Jonsson

    2 päeva tagasi

    And still its only Russians that are able to send atronautes to the international space station. Do they have cup holders? No its not needed. Coca cola fattos do not get to be astronauts in russia. (or in any other part of the world) This video shows all that is wrong whith self confident americans and why the rest of the world hates them. (Sorry for bad spelling. English is not my language)

  • Mario MNH

    Mario MNH

    2 päeva tagasi

    I drove one of this car with non-original engine and in bad condition (because of poor maintenance). First of all I'd like to mention that his review is so pessimistic and make me reluctant to watch other his review. Actually this car is very reliable. Soviet produced the cars which is fit for them (hush weather condition and bad road condition). The body is thick for strong weather. It has very high ground clearance. The suspension are very strong and durable. Front suspension use kingpin suspension system. Therefore even if you drive on the road full of holes and pits, you do not need to worry about your suspension. But the drawback is ease of handling. Rare suspension is with leaf spring. But it is very comfy. I have never been experience the comfortableness with leaf spring suspension than this car.

  • L0neWarri0r


    2 päeva tagasi

    Man, your overplaying looks disgusting.

    • Mac Daniel

      Mac Daniel

      Päev tagasi

      Yeah, annoying AF.

  • SiVlog


    2 päeva tagasi

    Well, one channel that looked at the breakup of the Soviet Union, they mentioned how economic levels in the Soviet Union were growing at the rate of the 1960's by the mid 1980's, so it could be argued that these things were an embodiment of this metaphor

  • Андрей Князев

    Андрей Князев

    2 päeva tagasi

    это рестайлинг 1967 года и не премиум класса-а среднего класса автомобиль.более плохих комментариев нигде не видел

  • Charlie Horse

    Charlie Horse

    2 päeva tagasi

    14:00 A decision was made not to edit this out. You made the right choice. :-)

  • Alex Maxma

    Alex Maxma

    2 päeva tagasi

    the seatbelt thing isn’t thaaat important. even now in russia if you took out the seatbelts in someones car they probably wouldn’t notice.

  • Moazam Khan

    Moazam Khan

    2 päeva tagasi

    Commies down voting.

  • Shisui


    2 päeva tagasi

    Well at least this master piece of reliability won't hit the crowd and will start at -50 °C

  • Amey Oza

    Amey Oza

    2 päeva tagasi

    This is probably the most hypocritical video I've seen on this channel. The interiors in this Volga isn't half bad looking than a 90's ford excursion. The video absolutely made clear how the cold war/USA v USSR thing panned out totally negative in the minds of normal people.

  • Veritas Honoris

    Veritas Honoris

    2 päeva tagasi

    soviet first aid kit - 3 sorts of vodka, hydrochloride of morphine, 2 condoms and contraceptive cup...i mean cap lol

  • Владимир Петров

    Владимир Петров

    2 päeva tagasi

    Чего тебе не нравится? Начало выпуска Волги 1970, а спроектирована она была ещё раньше в 1964 году. Газ 24-10 всего лишь рейсталинг классической 24 ки.

  • Adam Brady

    Adam Brady

    2 päeva tagasi

    Vulva ?

  • Ass napkin Ed

    Ass napkin Ed

    2 päeva tagasi

    1:59 “political issues in the Soviet Union” a bit of an understatement dont ya think lmao

  • Штырь


    2 päeva tagasi


  • Martins Jankovskis

    Martins Jankovskis

    2 päeva tagasi

    as hilariously bad as it was, you still couldn't just drop by in auto-dealer (there was none) and buy it. You could win it in a lottery or order and wait for years to purchase this (or any soviet crap really).

  • BAgodmode


    2 päeva tagasi

    Man, the whole “i am too busy laughing at the words coming out of my whole mouth” thing gets really old and comes off as really sad.
    The trunk portion I lost it. I imagine some crazy homeless man being unnerved by you crying/laughing as you kneeled over an open trunk.
    The whole every few words, the gasp for air because you’re “laughing” got so damn annoying.

  • Timon Timon

    Timon Timon

    2 päeva tagasi

    Hi Doug, I strongly recommend you to test the UAZ-3741 (UAZ-452). The spirit of the 60s in 2021.

  • Stephen B

    Stephen B

    2 päeva tagasi

    Hmmmm, why do people find Americans arrogant? Can't figure it out.

  • SuperAspari


    2 päeva tagasi

    Doug’s arrogance is nauseating in this video..Soviet vehicles back then had different objectives than what was aimed for in western vehicles. It was all about simplicity, reliability and being able to cope with a wide range of conditions..the opposite of a disposable society

  • Alex Senter

    Alex Senter

    2 päeva tagasi

    Practicality: 5.
    Also Doug: There's no seatbelts in the back!

  • Ted Archer

    Ted Archer

    3 päeva tagasi

    This thing was like a Rolls Royce Phantom at the time, impossibly expensive but also impossible to buy even if you had money

  • Сергей Балашов

    Сергей Балашов

    3 päeva tagasi

    С одной стороны - согласен, это очевидно устаревшая машина и это, как ни странно, понимали все на закате СССР. С другой стороны, автор как идиот ржет над аптечкой и выдает какие-то дебильные шютки юмора про активированный уголь и питье йода, как будто в их США еще не изобрели интернет и нельзя хотя бы посмотреть названия и назначение лекарств. Ну да, у нас с завода машины комплектовались аптечками. И чо? В чем ржач-то? А у них в америке половина населения считает, что земля плоская, а половина живет в железных трейлерах, похожих на мусорные баки.
    Кстати, добавлю: забота о замене аптечки лежит на владельце машины, а не на советском государстве, так что если там все древнее и давно просроченное - так это косяк именно владельца машины, а не СССР.

  • gobodrodiont


    3 päeva tagasi

    1. If one doesn't understand Russian words in the aid kit, the best way for American chauvinist is to laugh his ass off.
    2. It's very strange to consider the car from the later years of production. This car originated in 1970's, not bad for this time. For 1980's there was another model: GAZ-3102.
    3. It's not a "luxury car" but "buisness sedan", if you wish. GAZ "Tchaika" and ZiL were what you call "luxury car"
    4. This car can get easily 160 km/h

  • Sank Oh

    Sank Oh

    3 päeva tagasi

    Taillights look like a first gen civic

  • :::222Гуся:::


    3 päeva tagasi

    Тебе в цирке надо работать 😆 комик хренов

  • Nik Rogul

    Nik Rogul

    3 päeva tagasi

    Unfortunately Doug made a complete idiot out of himself with this one, especially when it came to the first aid kit. I am sure that he knows exactly what are all those items in the kit, but he is "making a show" instead of car review.

  • The DocMack Car Channel

    The DocMack Car Channel

    3 päeva tagasi

    The car is as old as Doug. Great content. Looks like single stage paint. I have actually been in one of these in Russia before.

  • BourgolesseRaven


    3 päeva tagasi

    Liquid for radiation poisoning during spring break in Chernobyl

  • Paki Fighter

    Paki Fighter

    3 päeva tagasi

    The medicine kit is actually «hi-tech». Dougie boy should’ve come better prepared to this one.

  • Peter Ott

    Peter Ott

    3 päeva tagasi

    Horribly condescending rubbish report.

  • Artem Levin

    Artem Levin

    3 päeva tagasi

    Ok, the pills were usually activated charcoal for ur stomach and aspirin for headache, bottles were iodine and some other antiseptic, so it actually wasn't that bad. The room in the back is bigger cos this car was technically designed for some low lvl official to be driven around, so it's like a limo, I believe they used volgas as taxis as well especially in Moscow. I mean it was a pretty bad car but in comparison to lada model 2-7, it wasn't that horrible.

  • sean c

    sean c

    3 päeva tagasi

    3. 2. 1. BWAH..HA HA THE SOVI ....EH FORGET IT!

  • JohnnyWishbone85


    3 päeva tagasi

    13:55 - So we're just *NOT* gonna talk about the condoms.

  • Keef Dichards

    Keef Dichards

    3 päeva tagasi

    What's so godd@^% ed funny?

  • serg472


    3 päeva tagasi

    Biased uninformative video made just to laugh at the car and insert lame "in soviet russia" jokes, disappointed in Doug production quality. This is not 1988 car, this is 1970 car that remained in production till 1988. Countach was in production from 74 to 90, do you also call it a hilariously outdated 90s car and compare to 90s BMW? Also not sure what was so funny about the medical kit. It wasn't designed just as a simple first aid kit, it is a portable medical cabinet to help you in a field (there were no cellphones back then to call ambulance in the middle of nowhere), from stomach pain to fever and headache. People back then knew very well what each pill and bottle was for, and it was in that box for a good reason. People also carried there their own medicine for blood pressure and such, so you always have it handy in your car.



    3 päeva tagasi

    14:02 it's activated charcoal, no clue why

  • Electronic Adventures

    Electronic Adventures

    4 päeva tagasi

    The pills are activated charcoal the red stuff is iodine tincture. You can laugh all you want on how ridiculously outdated this car is but keep in mind, America still uses units of measure from 11th century kings and Roman emperors and are proud of it.

  • trk aymlk

    trk aymlk

    4 päeva tagasi

    This legend is the volga. It's really solid like a rock. In this video, you speak as irrelevant as you humiliate a Trabant. Are you aware of this because communist cars are both very durable and long-lasting cars. But when I look at a Mercedes or American car of those years, these are just flashy electronics and not at all durable. Why do you always try to humiliate these cars like that? You think wrong, stupid, those who know these cars know very well, you are just fooling fools like you, I don't understand why the owners of these cars let you examine them. I mean fools like you.

  • M Barnett

    M Barnett

    4 päeva tagasi

    This is scarcely worse than some of the toot that Detroit was coughing out in the 80s and 90s. What a berk.

  • AD TV

    AD TV

    4 päeva tagasi

    Soviet people have shown their love for this video through the dislike button.

  • Daniel Peres

    Daniel Peres

    4 päeva tagasi


  • Daniel Peres

    Daniel Peres

    4 päeva tagasi

    Hahaha car made for normal people has things for normal people haha so terrible

    • Broosty Sprinkler

      Broosty Sprinkler

      3 päeva tagasi

      @Daniel Peres I turned the video off after he accused GAZ of copying the shape of the Caddilac logo, because both look like shields... I mean wtf, does he think, that Caddilac invented shields, or something?

    • Daniel Peres

      Daniel Peres

      3 päeva tagasi

      Yes he was just like hahahahaha there is LIQUIDS here hahaha they so stupid

    • Broosty Sprinkler

      Broosty Sprinkler

      3 päeva tagasi

      Ah yes, let's laugh at a first aid kit for minutes, because it has first aid stuff in it... Can't speak russian, but those liquids are probably very similar to the stuff you have in modern kits in gel or powder form.

  • Daniel Peres

    Daniel Peres

    4 päeva tagasi

    Your opinion is so dumb "look at the soviets with their symbols of power so dumb haha " YOU EVER SAW THE LAMBORGHINI LOGO ?

  • Wattos Rant

    Wattos Rant

    4 päeva tagasi

    You must have limited experience with vehicles. I have driven everything from Citroens to Ladas in the US and Europe. That car is acceptable for what it is. Interior is better than some American cars of that time period. Remember the Chrysler K cars? I owned a Soviet Lada in Germany and it had a great heater. Was an ok car.

  • SideKick Garage

    SideKick Garage

    4 päeva tagasi

    The styling of this was quite similar to american cars from the 70's. Take this volga, add a better engine etc, slap some cragars on it and it basically looks like a muscle car.. -ish

  • E. F. Clarke

    E. F. Clarke

    4 päeva tagasi

    Yes. Just yes.

  • Dayren Menesia Paradas

    Dayren Menesia Paradas

    4 päeva tagasi

    I had to stop because this is outregeous, this video is a ode to ignorance! First for soviets a car was just a car, a thing to take you from one place to the other place, that´s it! Second the main use for this model was not for selling to the poeple but to serve as taxis, 3rd The GAZ-24 Volga for a time was produced not only in Soviet Union but in Belgium as well (assambled) using westerns engines! This was a car easy to maintain, no complicated technologies to make them expensive, that was the philosofy Do it yourself!

  • Narrowgaugefilms


    4 päeva tagasi

    -and always remember: this is a car you'd wait years for and be lucky to get at all.

  • craftspirit


    4 päeva tagasi

    Yeah, continue laughing at people's dreams and USSR that had not best times. It is easy to laugh when your country is the creator of world's most huge shameless finance fraud - dollar. US can produce dollars from NOTHING - from AIR. Dollar value is not connected to gold. It was just a paper, today new created dollars are just virtual numbers on screen. And these numbers on screen are changed to REAL PRODUCTS and SERVICES all over the world. This will not last for ages. This is a fraud and expluatation of other people, who have to work hard. The whole world does not like this.
    It is easy to create dollars from air and show them to hungry people to hire them. Do you know about Soros School Olympiads in Russia in 90-s? These Olympiads were organised to search smartest russian school students. After that these smart students often were paid money and invited to USA. Stealing of smart people from origin country.
    And he laughs at some people's dreams. In USSR this car was a dream for milions of people. Ok, continue your laugh. We will see. This Doug looks like he has no brain, just chatting empy box.

  • Guillermo Reyes

    Guillermo Reyes

    4 päeva tagasi

    These cars were built NOT for comfort or style, but durability. Rash and cruel Russian winters, lack of maintenance, bad driving, awful streets covered with ice, bad fuel, etc. needs a resilient vehicle. Your mocking tone of this video, shows that you are used to live and drive only in the US. I think you can really do much better, reviewing an old foreing car (that is not a German or Japanese). This case is the same as the Peugeot 404, born in '62 and surviving well into the 80's in several parts of the world. Beautiful cars BTW, this Gaz24 and the Peugeot 404.

  • Tema Jericho

    Tema Jericho

    4 päeva tagasi

    I don't know what's funny, it's quite a good first-aid kit, in bottles to treat cuts, and bring to your senses, and the pills are good for poisoning help. after all, people are the same everywhere.