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The Volga GAZ 24-10 is a Soviet car -- and a poorly built, laughably outdated one.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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  • This is one of the best car reviews I have ever seen! WARNING: Do not watch at work! It might get your co-workers wondering what the hell you are looking at! :-)

    Raphael RippingerRaphael Rippinger27 minutit tagasi
  • Looks kinda like an early 60s falcon, but decades newer. I'd own it

    Dave ShawDave Shaw32 minutit tagasi
  • Hi, I have worked in Moscow a few times, in the winter it gets to -25c however, the summers were absoloutly beautiful and well up to 30c. The reason why they did not update the cars is because cars are seen as tools, rather than luxury items. Therefore, keep the costs to an absoloute minimum allowing those that could afford one to be able to go buy one. Production was kept cheap on the understanding that it would be difficult to get a loan for the Russian public - unlike the PCP finance solutions enjoyed in the west. So the car did not have all the fancy stuff we enjoyed in the 80s however their costs were kept down. The west cars now have so much tech, the price of cars is just rediculous. The problem here is that the west started getting massive loans and finance for cars which were not seen as tools - hence the massive financial debts that the west now suffers from - people driving range rovers when they cant even afford a basic honda civic. There are lessons to be learned from our past communist friends. :)

    Richard BamforthRichard Bamforth37 minutit tagasi
  • In soviet russia the driver is man - man not look at mirror!

    Jonas KirvaitisJonas KirvaitisTund tagasi
  • I just didn't get it. Why are you having so much fun out of it? Yes, indeed it was the best and the most expensive car in the USSR as well as GAZ-21 earlier. Just keep in mind that we lived behind the steel curtains for over 70 years, insulated from outside world. You have no clue what this is like. Majority of Soviets got real shock after 1991 when all borders got opened and along with freedom they got narcomania, prostitution, AIDS and other wonders of free western society. Hooray!

    Rig HaulerRig HaulerTund tagasi
  • I don't think american cars from this era were much better :D

    Jens SchmidtJens SchmidtTund tagasi
  • You miss spelled vulgar.

    Rory WatkinsRory WatkinsTund tagasi
  • first aid kit was and is mandatory by law nothing funny about it

    Walter NWalter NTund tagasi
  • You'd be surprised of how common those are in Ukraine, moreover young guys love to get those an convert them into race or drift cars

    Alexei CáceresAlexei CáceresTund tagasi
  • You make me laugh.You know that the first kit aid and extinguisher are mandadory and provided with the purchase of vehicule in:for example Germany,Belgium,but you don't have pill.Dont you think it is a good idea? Maybe it is the only one interesting thing in this car.Good video

  • This....what are fuck is this?!

    Alex AlexAlex Alex2 tundi tagasi
  • Drives you and your familly from A to B, easily fixable by yourself, good looking actually...

    Laurent CorbelliniLaurent Corbellini2 tundi tagasi
  • за такой обзор его бы на соловки

    Rashid KhakimovRashid Khakimov2 tundi tagasi
  • Finally something that isnt just an ad for some modern suv

    Vade NummelaVade Nummela3 tundi tagasi
    • I take that back actually, after having a break from watching Doug for sometime, it only took me 8 minutes to realize Doug has become an insufferable snob from doing too many ads for big SUVs

      Vade NummelaVade Nummela3 tundi tagasi
  • My parrents were driven to their wedding in one of volga sedans in 1988. Back in the comunist poland it was a sign of the luxury and opulance, because people drove fiats 126p and the trabants as daily cars. Crazy times

    TheGoQuTheGoQu3 tundi tagasi
  • I was subscribed to this moron, I liked his videos about cars. Not anymore after his ridiculous reaction to this car feature and aid kit, it feels more of a political view than a car review. Doug, you review cars great, but you can't just start judging the people behind the cars nor the people of the production country. Disgust is what I feel right now. Go to hell.

    THE3DXMTHE3DXM4 tundi tagasi
  • The black pills are made of carbon, to help soothe your stomach, if you just ate a bad batch of borsjtsj. It was , off course, unthinkable that a worker would be late to arrive at the factory, because the assembly line waits for no one. That is why the clock was at the center of the dash instead of the speedometer. When the state has a plan economy with a 4 year cycle that is made out of stalinium, being on time is mandatory.

    SsgtHollandSsgtHolland4 tundi tagasi
  • DAMN!! Communism totally sucks!!!

    Pet Shop Boys PartnershipPet Shop Boys Partnership4 tundi tagasi
  • Maybe the 200km/h is the terminal velocity when you drop it from a cliff?

    Charles De WitCharles De Wit5 tundi tagasi
  • My 1993 Mini is about as basic as that. Doesn't come with pills though.

    That Was RadThat Was Rad5 tundi tagasi
  • I think I just found my favorite Doug video. Once he started laughing I was in!

    Kevin HoffmanKevin Hoffman6 tundi tagasi
  • Socialism gave us some amazing cars didn’t it

    MonkeyDUIMonkeyDUI6 tundi tagasi
  • Ok after the cx that couldnt turn this!! My dear friend these cars as all of the cars of this era were built for driving in Soviet Union in the 70s 80s !! You think an Audi could last for more than a winter in Siberia?Not to mention the road conditions! You think that American made cars in the 80s were better because of power windows ans power steering? Yeah right!

    as3284as32847 tundi tagasi
  • Real soviet men do not need a rev indicator, the communist party would indicate you when to change gears through the driver's school. 😁

    filippxxxfilippxxx7 tundi tagasi
  • @Doug DeMuro Keyless entry doesn't exist back then

    Adnan Abdillah GhifariAdnan Abdillah Ghifari8 tundi tagasi
  • Doug having fun with the car everyone needs to calm the fuck down, if you love it so much go buy one and review it

    SnowySnowy8 tundi tagasi
  • I was 10 years old in 1988

    eat me!!!!eat me!!!!9 tundi tagasi
  • They did their best, Doug! You laugh, but they did their best...

    QB89DragonQB89Dragon10 tundi tagasi
  • GAZ stands for Georgia Aftamat Zavod, which means Georgia Auto Factory. You may find MAZ trucks which stands for Moscowfoscia Aftamat Zavod. I am very familiar with Russian Vehicles.

    Swar AL-MahdiSwar AL-Mahdi13 tundi tagasi
  • "looks like 1970 car" isn't it what car peopels want?

    BartennBartenn13 tundi tagasi
  • Hey I know Eagle Rock and Glendale when I see it!

    Benjamin CiottiBenjamin Ciotti13 tundi tagasi
  • For me, growing up in the GDR, I've always viewed Wolgas as the ultimate luxury sedan! .....but to be honest, in the 1980-s, I've never seen such an ancient one! I doubt that this was really produced in 1988 since those Wolgas looked a lot different...and much more spacier (ok, no rear seat belts and climate vents...and considering the cupholders, even FRG-cars didn't have them!^^)

    Horst HelgeHorst Helge14 tundi tagasi
  • So basically in this video he's just immaturely laughing at the car and Soviet Union. Yes, it's a POS, but it got people from point A to point B when not everyone had access to buy better cars from the outside, or lived in luxury. Hope you enjoyed your laugh at the expense of those who lived through those times.

    royale with cheeseroyale with cheese14 tundi tagasi
  • On the other hand ..... mouth to mouth CPR was taught over here in UK as recently as 2010 .......LONG after HIV- aids and hepatitis B got established.

    Bryan Earthloop240Bryan Earthloop24015 tundi tagasi
  • 4 years away from McLaren F1

    ChainerltChainerlt15 tundi tagasi
  • Finger - sized condoms in the first aid kit iinstead of disposable gloves?

    Bryan Earthloop240Bryan Earthloop24015 tundi tagasi
  • A Little bit of drama there Bud....Much better than a Pinto or Vega or hornet or oh well , It's a basic automobile, so what

    Joe .MclendonJoe .Mclendon16 tundi tagasi
  • the best video ever 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Seems more like an early 1960's car.

    Frank KFrank K16 tundi tagasi
  • This is why I don't subscribe to Dougs channel!!!

    Tom RunessonTom Runesson16 tundi tagasi
  • this is a great car in Brazil

    macmac17 tundi tagasi
  • Wait til you get your hands on a Tatra.

    Larry GassanLarry Gassan17 tundi tagasi
  • You say you never get diarrhea in a car in USA? So what what do you have in your fancy ass first aid kits?

    Paul AlbertPaul Albert17 tundi tagasi
  • 13:08 "Your stuff just kind of bops around and if it hits metal pieces well, then SOVIET" C'mon Doug, you missed a good opportunity there!

    shockwaiveshockwaive17 tundi tagasi
  • The material is not that funny. Stop giggling. You're a grown man. By the way, put on some pants. You know, the grown up kind.

    Tom S. ETom S. E18 tundi tagasi
  • Different times. Not really subject for comedy. especialy by a car journalist.

    LoBoCoPonYouTLoBoCoPonYouT18 tundi tagasi
  • You can go to Cuba, there are a lot of Volgas over there.

    CarlosCarlos18 tundi tagasi
  • honestly, you made a complete fool of yourself with this video. not only do you reveal an almost usamerican amount of lacking education, you also were ridiculing people who were in precarious life situation because of the usa's dishonourable politics.

    Immanuel KantholzImmanuel Kantholz18 tundi tagasi
  • 5:53 “The Soviet logos were so ridiculous with their symbols of power”. Dodge Ram “Hold my antlers”.

    Boat AxeBoat Axe18 tundi tagasi
  • Black pills it’s actually carbon for... diarrhea 😂😂😂 well it might be very useful sometimes 🤣

    Tomasz StellmachTomasz Stellmach19 tundi tagasi
  • when I was a kid, in China, only higher-level government department leaders can be assigned to this car, with a driver too. Haha. Old days in China.....

    Yi LiYi Li19 tundi tagasi
  • I'll have you know it does 90 mph. Takes a while to get up there though.

    Dan AndroidDan Android19 tundi tagasi
  • Just put it in H

    john murdochjohn murdoch20 tundi tagasi
  • 18:20 like it's never warm in Russia / USSR ^^"

    Philippe LarcherPhilippe Larcher20 tundi tagasi
  • 15.04 it is not cloth strap, it earth lead for the hood.

    gintas zukasgintas zukas20 tundi tagasi
  • @Doug, I think your view on this car is too contemptuously. I grew up in socialist cars like these - Lada, Volga, etc and I can tell you something - socialist cars may be outdated for their time but they are darn reliable. Do you know about planned obsolescence? The doctrine introduced by the capitalism that products must be short-lived in order to stimulate production? Well, planned obsolescence was virtually nonexistent in the socialism - everything was built to last because there was no competition and production and the demand were guaranteed. Socialist cars often last 30-40 years. They are made of quality thick steel, there was no compromise/savings on the materials. They are still driven today occasionaly in Easter Europe. A refrigerator built in the Eastern Block easily last >40 years. And then came the democracy and the plasticky western cars with planned obsolescence and value engineering that are planned to last 10 years but we maintain them up to ~20 years

    Vladimir BakalovVladimir Bakalov20 tundi tagasi
  • I don't think my 1987 Ford had fuel injection.

    PhiyedoughPhiyedough20 tundi tagasi
  • A friend of mine had a 1996 LADA, it didnt even had a stereo... Haha I thought it was a early 80s car at first.. lol. It was HORRIBLE

    budadibudadi21 tund tagasi
  • 15:05 that's not cloth strap. That is metal wire to ground the hood so that lamp could work.

    GytixasGytixas21 tund tagasi
  • Do that kind of test with a standard 1988 Chevy Cavalier and it would be even worse. Late 80's american cars were also amazing pieces of shit...

    teelouwiteelouwi21 tund tagasi
  • Volgas were in production until like middle 2000s. Latest models were ugly as f. Just google volga 3310. Its the same car but with "new" look and some interior upgrades but still. BTW Gaz actually making pretty good trucks and vans

    Александр ХудобородовАлександр Худобородов21 tund tagasi
  • I am not Russian, but this is the first doughs video I disliked because he is showing how simp he actually is.

    Matus KukuraMatus Kukura22 tundi tagasi
  • Doug’s attitude to Russia more outdated than the car. Seriously, Doug, you really were a dick about this one.

    Jon KJon K22 tundi tagasi
  • I think it's a nice Russian car!!!! Seems the purpose of your video is making this car ridiculous..... There where other cars in the USA that were more pathetic!!

    Pakito xperiaPakito xperia22 tundi tagasi
  • Russian vehicles arent beautifull at all (this one for me it is) but they arent looking for beauti , they are always looking for reliable , lets face the true , their vehicles can last longer then most of 98% brands in world that arent russian made , they are to keep simple , thats its...

    Joaofigas1Joaofigas122 tundi tagasi
  • Interesting car and if you know a bit of Soviet history you know why some of these things are as they are. Can be compared to East German and Chinese cars of the era to get some context. I am intrigued by you providing a laugh track produced only by your own voice.

    The Bonzootoo ReviewThe Bonzootoo Review22 tundi tagasi
  • Doug laughs because there is an emergency kit with medicine in the trunk of a Russian car, I laugh because you would have to pay 5000$ in a hospital in the US to get that :D

    Yak EruYak Eru23 tundi tagasi
  • The pills American looks like charcoal tablets and vodka off course, all stops require this.

    mark jamesmark james23 tundi tagasi
  • This... Was basically a Rolls Royce to my parents and anyone else unlucky enough to have lived behind the Iron Curtain.

    A KA K23 tundi tagasi
  • In Germany we laugh at American cars from the eighties. Think of the Chevrolet Citation or the Celebrity. Plymouth Acclaim or the Cadillac Cimarron. In all price ranges, there were significantly better cars to buy in Germany at the time. American cars stood for rear-wheel drive, poor design, excessive thirst for petrol, spongy chassis, unsullied steering, weak brakes, poor quality ... Back then, hardly any owner of an American car dared to try out the top speed on a Autobahn.

    Hafensänger 08Hafensänger 0823 tundi tagasi
  • Wtf is this assclown on about? The car is from 1970. It’s still better than 90% of all American cars ever built.

    Bojan BBojan BPäev tagasi
  • I came here to see “put it in H” in the comments. Did I miss it?

    jt cooperjt cooperPäev tagasi
  • Features of commie Soviet cars- It has wheels. Also a communist car being filmed in ironic

    Dan SchneiderDan SchneiderPäev tagasi
  • I wouldn't be so sure american cars where better than this one, at the end of 80' that why you showed us an "american" Lexus Ls 400? oh, btw, what about glorious american motorcycles, such as H&D in the 80's (and not just the 80's..)? No brakes, no suspensions nor a functional frame for over 60 years and you're laughing at the volga?? 🙄

    Tommaso TiettoTommaso TiettoPäev tagasi
  • This video truly was cringe and stupid... Shame... 🤦Hope russian mafia wont come after him 🤣

    OutOfPace RacingOutOfPace RacingPäev tagasi
  • On the darker side of things, I think the idea is that you simply drink all the bottles after your passengers in the backseat have died in the accident you just had.

    Markku HänninenMarkku HänninenPäev tagasi
    • Yeah, "after the accident"

      Dolorik 701Dolorik 701Tund tagasi
  • The liquid in the first aid kit is eye drops. Try it, the car will look a lot better after that

    soberhippiesoberhippiePäev tagasi
  • “THIIIISSSS” -me whenever i see a car now

    Jack PetersonJack PetersonPäev tagasi
  • Looks more like 1960s than even '70s.

    John AlbertJohn AlbertPäev tagasi
  • Basically, it's not the 80s car. Volga GAZ-24 first appeared in 1967 and was produced all the way to the mid-80s (which also kind of speaks for itself). Why not judge it by the 1960s standards instead of trying to make fun of comparing it with more modern cars?

    Tatarus31Tatarus31Päev tagasi
  • 2.5l 4 cylinder with 100hp. Huh. Just like the 1988 Plymouth Sundance I had

    Michael KellerMichael KellerPäev tagasi
  • I had the same rearview mirror in my Nissan cash cows 10 years ago ... the mirror moved not the case

    David GattDavid GattPäev tagasi
  • Actually the medical kit contains the regular stuff, those bottles are not for drink, they contain iodine, ethanol and mainly sruff for treating minor injuries, the pills were painkillers. This car actually had an option for ac, and there was a v8 engine variant. It is truly awful, but maintenance is fairly easy, as the car itself is simple, the engine didnt had injection because it was supposed to be able to run on low quality petrol, the petrol was 76RON and leaded in the eastern block the years back then. That car was a sign of high status in the soviet society, it was a car that the average person could not afford, the average person was driving trabant, zaz, moskvich or lada.

    user48111user48111Päev tagasi
  • This car is no near bad you a$$hole....UNsubscribed....DAMN 🙄🙄🙄

    Stoik GramadanskiStoik GramadanskiPäev tagasi
  • This car is how russian mind works..When it’s sober.

    БуншаБуншаPäev tagasi
  • bearded anecdote. father teaches son: If you'll study perfect, I will give you a black Volga! If you'll study well, I will give you a white Volga! if you'll study badly - I'll buy to you a green Volga, you will drive a green one like a foolish! бородатый анекдот. отец (грузин) поучает сына: будешь отлично учиться - куплю тебе чёрную волгу! будешь хорошо учиться - куплю тебе белую волгу! будешь плохо учиться - куплю зелёную волгу, будешь как дурак на зелёной ездить! тогда это было смешно. машина или была, или её не было. про цвет даже никто не думал. разве что мечтал. да, так было. в америке упор сделали на автомобили, а у нас на общественный транспорт - автобусы, троллейбусы, трамваи, метро, поезда, многочисленный водный транспорт. пешком никто не ходил. другая культура... ;)

    somebodybodysomesomebodybodysomePäev tagasi
  • In Soviet Union car drives you.

    Jan BalJan BalPäev tagasi
  • Huge respects to the poor person that's managed to drive 49k in this thing without binning it.

    Roy PrimeRoy PrimePäev tagasi
  • Even though they looked funny and outdated these Soviet cars were able to reach 500,000 km and even a million km , while the good looking American cars would barley reach 200,000km .. that’s what this idiot doesn’t know

    PintoPintoPäev tagasi
  • What a douche

    Fsal123Fsal123Päev tagasi
  • Doug, you can laugh all you want, but people where living theyr lives back then in that country. wher everthing car related was short. About the medicak kit, Almoust evey person that wanted have driver licence had to take first aid classes. And In Estonia, it is still required, but not in that level. But yeah compared to the free world cars, it was outdated car. But a dream car for many behind the Iron curtain.

    Ahto AndronAhto AndronPäev tagasi
  • 15:08 That isn't a clothstrap but a copperband to discharge static electricity, which is a good thing in a gazoline powered vehicle by the way.

    Dot MatrixDot MatrixPäev tagasi
  • First aid kit with Rad-Away and Mentats to temporarily boost your stats and get Radiation -10 and Intelligence +5.

    Dot MatrixDot MatrixPäev tagasi
  • All cars he calls bad are actually some of the coolest cars

    iKhaniKhanPäev tagasi
  • My parents had a 1987 Dodge Aries, I don’t think the Volga looks half bad compared with that pile of crap.

    Nick PoeschekNick PoeschekPäev tagasi
  • Honestly, the condescending tone of your presentation is totally off-putting. So the car was outdated for its time and had flaws. It's still a pretty good looking car and piece of history, designed when the Soviet Union was on its last leg. Maybe you should have waited and calmed down till your laugh attacks were under control before filming. I feel sorry for the owner who lend it to you, considering you just made fun of his very unique car.

    Roy M. dos SantosRoy M. dos SantosPäev tagasi
  • It’s a shame that he missed the hole point of the car. It wasn’t made to compete with other makes. It was supposed to survive the weather, last and EASY TO FIX by all means. That’s why it’s so simple.

    Luciano GallinoLuciano GallinoPäev tagasi
  • Doug, you need to add a new category-Hilarity. In which case it would get a 10 out of 10; the ONLY 10. 🤣😂

    Charles SnyderCharles SnyderPäev tagasi
  • This was not the last "updated" Volga model. In the early '90s, GAZ redesigned the front end with rectangular headlamps and a sleeker grille; the rear end got rectangular tail lamps; the bumpers were enlarged and had black trim. Even later, there was an entirely new front end design with integrated headlamps, a swept back grille and sleeker hood. Revolutionary, really. 😉 The car reminds me of the venerable Volvo 240 series, which received essentially the same treatment while the interior and passenger compartment design remained relatively the same. I think the best feature of the Volga WAS its simplicity; less equipment to break down, simple engine and transmission. That's why so many of them are still used in the former Soviet Union today.

    Britt SaundersBritt SaundersPäev tagasi
  • Once again this review makes me question if Doug has ever spent much time in nearly any car from the 70s-early 80s...a lot of these CrAZy WaCkY aspects of this car are extremely normal for the time it was designed/produced and could be said for nearly any european car of the time period...even the “good” ones. Although calling cars like this “hilariously bad” is already something I can’t stand about clickbaity internety car reviews like this anyway.

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