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

8 695
1 057
The Volga GAZ 24-10 is a Soviet car -- and a poorly built, laughably outdated one.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.
Twitter -
Instagram -
Facebook -
Runtime: 22:25


Meng-Lin Wu
Meng-Lin Wu - 5 minutter siden
The car may not be the best from the 1988, but Doug you are definitely one of the nastiest Americans from 1988.
Kamal El-Kheshen
Kamal El-Kheshen - 26 minutter siden
Doug's condescending attitude was not funny. I'm 100% anti communism so am not defending anything Soviet. Doug making fun of others is neither cool nor civilized.
Yule Calma
Yule Calma - 40 minutter siden
You need pills inside your car, its for the occupants who can get car sick and those with fever. This should be an addition to many auto makers but reminder.
XL 82
XL 82 - 40 minutter siden
russian cars are always crap
(well 80s russian cars anyway)
creditelectric - Time siden
THX-1138 C
THX-1138 C - Time siden
The pills are cyanide capsules for when you’re captured!
SA 79
SA 79 - Time siden
1988? Looks like 1968.
Luis Morales
Luis Morales - Time siden
The trunk is big enough that you can put the body of a traitor to the motherland.
Black Cat
Black Cat - Time siden
First aid kit really wasn't that funny
Artur B
Artur B - Time siden
My BMW e46 had same dimmer.
Artur B
Artur B - Time siden
It's funny how Americans with their ancient Crown Victoria's produced up to 2011 are mocking Soviets ;)
gtm559 - Time siden
I will tell you something more. Take your perfect American car and truck, go to siberian regions and try to drive it. Good luck. Kraz Gas Moscvich was machines. If you search you will amazed. But one stereotypical American what to say.
RichieT5 - Time siden
I loved Doug losing it with laughter over the first aid kit 🤣🤣🤣 hilarious
abbsnn cose
abbsnn cose - Time siden
This guy is rather obnoxious.
RichieT5 - 2 timer siden
It may be laughable in its oldness but it is so much more interesting than a new 3 series...
abbsnn cose
abbsnn cose - Time siden
Ask old Russians. They will tell you how "cool" a socialism was.
EMFRocks - 2 timer siden
Sad review, but it 's not the car, it's the reviewer's condescension that is nauseating. Every design has its merits, especially that has stood the test of time . In this case the medical kit shows an indecent amount of forethought, in contrast to Doug's indecent lack of study of this car. Shame on you, mocking an entire nation due to your lack of understanding seems to have reversed your mocking laugh back to the arrogance of the (some) American people.
RS Jones930
RS Jones930 - 3 timer siden
This is the only car I've ever seen in my entire life that looked even sadder after a thorough detail.
packard5682 - 3 timer siden
The inside rear view mirror that he said he had 'never seen before'! Really?? It was a very common mirror in US cars from the 1940's into the 1980's. It's called a Day/Night mirror! You flip the little lever when someone comes up behind you at night and it changes the angle of the mirror so you still have a mirror but it is like dimming their headlights so it doesn't blind you with their bright lights. Everybody knows that Soviet cars are 'bad' but they are interesting in their own way. I'd almost bet he would say about the same thing about a Model T Ford. I think I have seen enough.
Jennifer Smith
Jennifer Smith - 3 timer siden
Check Jay Leno's presentation of a 1966 Volga as well to get a clearer pic of these cars.
This car was for privileged people in the USSR back then.
Different time esp in the USSR back then
Don Cely
Don Cely - 3 timer siden
It is easy to make fun of traditions in different countries, but generally these differences have their genesis in local conditions. We forget that American auto manufacturers were busy fighting safety regulations and making sure their capitalist buddies at the oil companies were making their fair share of profits. Back in the eighties, there were relatively (by almost anyone's standards) very few cars on Soviet roads. Spending money and resources on turning out new cars every year was not so great a priority. I'm guessing the St. Petersburg (former Leningrad) engineer didn't trade his car in after just 24 months... the American average.
In the 80's, CCCP was spending industrial money keeping up with the US in the farce known as The Cold War to worry about updating available body colors on every Comrade's new car. My old 1971 Land Rover did pretty well on its old fashioned carburetor, aluminum alloy skin, and passive air conditioning system. (If it was cool out, it was cool in the car. If it was hot out, it was not cool in the car... that's as passive as you can get). But that doesn't make the Rover a laughing stock.
All that being said, this is a fun channel and your videos are very amusing, and that's the best we can hope for. Keep up the very good work!
бренедикт мастодонтов
Есть здесь русские? Согласитесь, неприятно смотреть на обсирание одной из лучших машин СССР.
creditelectric - 4 timer siden
This is still going? Douglas needs to be reminded of at least two of the biggest dud products from the USA auto industry first one for me was the Ford Pinto with the exploding fuel tank, they really didn't know how to design a small car, should have asked Honda at the time to design something.The second is the Oldsmobile V8 DIESEL,what was the point of that?A diesel should be economical & capable of lasting many many miles. Fail.
Gary how to bluetooth jbl headphones Gray
The soviets weren't creating these cars to compete or profit ; they where designed and built to be for practical use. Distinguish the difference between communism and capitalism,other than behaving like an indoctrinated schoolboy, that resorts to mocking something they clearly lack the intellect to comprehend?? These cars out-toughed all western cars in their class - by a milestone - I'm afraid !:))
Jeff Sutthoff
Jeff Sutthoff - 5 timer siden
The medicine is mostly vodka
crabhab - 6 timer siden
Notice the headliner in great shape much better than the drooping mess in my 2013 Toyota Avalon....
captain3xtreme - 7 timer siden
commies malding
kaleuclint - 7 timer siden
A lot to like. Review of Argentina-made Ford Falcon needed.
Nayan Kar
Nayan Kar - 7 timer siden
hello my brothers from
mother RUSSIA
NiceCobra - 7 timer siden
Are you laughing Doug? Keep voting for Democrats and they're socialism propaganda and America will drive this kind of cars very soon. Along with other socialism ”benefits”. Ask old Russians. They will tell you how "cool" a socialism was.
Henry Spelter
Henry Spelter - 7 timer siden
This guy is rather obnoxious.
Roger Shoaf
Roger Shoaf - 7 timer siden
How many rubles did it cost when new?
An interesting project would have been to do a little hot rodding with this car. Perhaps stuff in a Buick 3.8 with a 5 speed and 4 wheel disk brakes. Now tale it on a road trip back to Russia. That would be some cool video content.
Blogen Geezer
Blogen Geezer - 7 timer siden
Consider choices. Lada? 'Bald and Bankrupt' likes Lada's
Kyryl Bespalov
Kyryl Bespalov - 8 timer siden
the only thing to add is "activated charcoal" may register better in English
robert beaty
robert beaty - 8 timer siden
What a condescending a**hole.
Gandalf Namirreh
Gandalf Namirreh - 8 timer siden
The strap from the firewall to the hood is a braided copper ground strap
Blaine Bugaski
Blaine Bugaski - 8 timer siden
My Mother's 1982 Volkswagen Jetta shared many similarities with this car, especially the interior.
asd87 - 9 timer siden
Doug laughing at a URSS car medkit that gives you more medicine than any USA hospital today...
The irony.
kudraadk - 9 timer siden
Did anyone notice that the screws in the glove box weren't even Philips headed.
Larry Welchko
Larry Welchko - 9 timer siden
I must be a bit weird because I like the body style. Lose the 4 banger and trani and drop a 289 and 5 speed in it.
Philbo200 Lambretta
Philbo200 Lambretta - 9 timer siden
They can't build a good car, makes wonder how good their aircraft and ships are.
John Doe
John Doe - 9 timer siden
To add to the intro, a Gaz 24-10 was also extremely expensive: A lada Zhiguli was around 10.000 rubles, while this GAZ was nearly 16.000. Now factor in that an average salary was around 200 rubles and you get the ideea how expensive this was.
Edit: GAZ comes from Gorkovsky Avtomobilny Zavod, or Gorky Automotive Plant.
EchoGames - 9 timer siden
I like doug and ive been a long time viewer but compare this video with the trabant video he made, you can then see how much hes changed and in my opinion he kinda came off as a jerk in this video...
Threetails - 9 timer siden
I love it. Plenty of character. Mechanically uncomplicated. Crude but effective like most Soviet machinery. I'd buy one.
Everything - 10 timer siden
I read a lot of comments hating on this video, but what 1988 car from the west is worse? The car is crap I don't understand why you all are upset because he's laughing at it because the car is a fucking joke.
Let's put it in perspective: 5 years after this car rolled off the production line Mclaren were selling the F1.
Rolf Karlstad
Rolf Karlstad - 10 timer siden
You're so insufferable
Nogent Alex
Nogent Alex - 10 timer siden
Everything - 10 timer siden
The horn sounds amazing. Change my mind.
DH - 10 timer siden
Stalin is probably rotating in his grave, thinking about this American rubbing his filthy capitalist hands all over his beautiful car..
Philip Mulville
Philip Mulville - 11 timer siden
Doug, I'm pretty shocked by this unprofessional review. The only thing you've managed to do is demonstrate how little you understand about the Soviet Union and its auto industry. You may laugh at the Volga GAZ 24-10, but any auto industry boss in the U.S., Europe or anywhere else would have struggled to produce a car as suited to the local driving and motoring conditions given constraints similar to those faced by Soviet car producers. If you had grown up in the Soviet Union, you would likely have aspired to owning a Volga. All things considered, it's not a bad car at all.
Ari Kolbeinsson
Ari Kolbeinsson - 11 timer siden
Doug spends a whole video being a jerk...
First, think about where and when the car is used.
That explains many of the decisions. Medium warm air just below the max heat setting? Russia in winter is cold, only use for cold air, quite hot air, and full hot air.
First aid kit hilarious? Well, USSR was big. Very, very big. And not that many people. Unless you are in the main cities you can have multiple hours to the next doctor or pharmacy. Iodine (cleaning wounds), simple pain medication, and activated charcoal all seem like a really sensible idea. In fact, if I buy a good first aid kit it may contain some analogues for those, while the cheap WallyWorld ones won't.
From a design standpoint there was really nothing wrong with the GAZ Volga. In 1988 it was just very out of date. But a solid design, both mechanically and aesthetically, and designed within harsh limitations provided by the USSR government. Look at the logic of the lines in the design. Everything makes sense. Whether you or I find it beautiful is a matter of taste, but I see nothing that says anything other than good things about the people who made it.
wersuss - 11 timer siden
The year i born hehe
Zar Star
Zar Star - 11 timer siden
Like steering wheel on right left n usa
Zar Star
Zar Star - 11 timer siden
Its the 88..even rolls royce has wacky stuff
Zar Star
Zar Star - 11 timer siden
Its russian not american thinks are different..
zabnat - 11 timer siden
Btw. same center mirror dimmer system and with beauty mirrors on sunvisors in a same year VW Golf. Probably in many European cars of that era. Driver doesn't need to look pretty. :)
Oliver1138 - 11 timer siden
What a loud-mouthed jerk. Many of the features he laughes at were quite common in European cars of the time, and he lacks any understanding of the era and circumstances. And of the car, too.
zabnat - 11 timer siden
This is like Jeremy Clarkson reviewing an older American car. :)
Carmelo Vazzana
Carmelo Vazzana - 11 timer siden
Out of the bucket.
Tilemachos Kosmidis
Tilemachos Kosmidis - 11 timer siden
Wow, an adult guy who can't even be bothered to look up what these chemicals could be.
That was really low for someone with so many subscribers. Unnecessary mocking of a car. It might not be a great car, but I am sure it was getting you from point A to point B.
But estimating that you are probably in your 40s, I guess you grew up during the cold war so your bias make sense.
Andrew D King
Andrew D King - 11 timer siden
Its a perfect acceptable three box car shaped car as were many Mercs of the same era. That horn was magnificent, so not at all rubbish.
The car is probably better than the Lada, Skoda and Polonez eastern block car imports we in Britain had from that era.
Skodas are now desirable.
A.Y. - 12 timer siden
U cracked me up....i was in armenia and got on a taxi which was one of these.. i laughed so much that the taxi driver politely asked me to get off his cab because he thought i was high on marijuana... in fact it was the same color 🤣😂😅
Vasiliy Ulin
Vasiliy Ulin - 12 timer siden
The pills you found in the Medkit are Activated Charcoal? It's basically digestion helping / stomach pain relief universal pill.
ANDY F - 12 timer siden
Mach den Wolga hier nicht schlecht !!! Wo eure hochtechnisierten Luxuskarren streiken, steckenbleiben, im Winter kalt bleiben - da trumpft die einfache Technik auf! Ob LKW , Geländewagen oder PKW - weniger ist oft mehr ...
Adrian Vacarescu
Adrian Vacarescu - 12 timer siden
Do the Dacia 1300 next, it's kinda similar 🤔
L.A. Commander
L.A. Commander - 12 timer siden
Still beats a Trabi lol
Arne List
Arne List - 12 timer siden
In Germany, this is a collectible sought after car today. I remember, in East Germany, they were the best taxis. Please respect, that people from the whole world view your videos and love them normally. This is a mid sixties design. Yeah, the time has frozen in the Soviet Union, but this is not the car's fault. It deserves more love with collectors in mind.
Drinking Bleach Will Kill You
I drove one of those when I lived in Germany. All I remember is basically touring gas stations around town. 24-10 was most likely 24 gallons on 10 miles, because the mileage was ridiculous.
mirteoda - 13 timer siden
lol the flower in the gearknob must be an eastern european thing cause they were also pretty popular in Romania in the 90s
Phillip Stankey
Phillip Stankey - 13 timer siden
Interesting subject matter...but this guy is so fricking annoying I quit at the 5 minute mark
Jaakko Oksa
Jaakko Oksa - 13 timer siden
Ladas were and are cool cars. Built for horrible roads, will start at ridiculously cold temperatures. Simple technology, easy to maintain and repair. Comfort is a irrelevant :-)
Zakhar - 13 timer siden
Комуняку на гілляку.
Pro Gamer is a dead meme
Pro Gamer is a dead meme - 13 timer siden
Alternate title: Doug DeMuro laughs for one minute straight at the contents of the first aid kit in a soviet russian car
Christian Bühler
Christian Bühler - 14 timer siden
nothing special.. just like a normal european car from the 80s
LoliLover69uwu - 14 timer siden
Doug is the reason why we need a lifeguard in the gene pool.
pigatt1 - 14 timer siden
Put an LS in it
unmounted - 14 timer siden
Looks like a Ford Falcon
Andor Bereczk
Andor Bereczk - 14 timer siden
Simán hülye vagy... mert nem értesz semmit. Az autókat végképp nem.
Nuno Santos
Nuno Santos - 14 timer siden
Meanwhile if this cars breakdown they are
easily fixed on the roadside by a driver with basic knowledge in mechanics and off you go
Eric Suter
Eric Suter - 14 timer siden
That "cloth strap" under the hood is probably copper and is a ground.
The light under the hood was also in Datsun Z Cars on the inside fender. As I recall, a lot of 70's and 80's GM's also had a light under the hood.
Has Doug ever seen a Renault LeCar?
Honestly, this car looks like a small early 60's Buick.
Moses Manaka
Moses Manaka - 15 timer siden
Is this Bernie Saunders's car?
John Studd
John Studd - 15 timer siden
I think this is the first time I have seen this guy and will prob be the last. What an obnoxious boor. I can appreciate some of the modern safety features on newer cars or trucks, but I would be happy if each of the auto makers produced one very basic, simple technology, easy to work on, tough, long lasting model of car and truck, at a cheap price. But I know that is not going to happen. They have to keep introducing new gizmos and doo dads and changing styling to make you think you are getting something for the ever increasing prices. I am almost to the point of looking for 60's-70's and some 80's era cars or trucks, and spending some money to rebuilding some components instead of buying a new vehicle.
Eldar Arslanov
Eldar Arslanov - 15 timer siden
Друг переведи XJ 220 please
Manny Steiner
Manny Steiner - 15 timer siden
Russia pounds it’s chest but it was and still is backwards in too many respects. Acting tough doesn’t make you tough, it makes you look weak.
Hugo Huart
Hugo Huart - 15 timer siden
I think Doug is a bit misleading. There was definitely 80s soviet cars that looked like "normal" 80s cars, like the Aleko for example. Not saying they're great or anything, but they exist.
Spencer Hooper
Spencer Hooper - 15 timer siden
Horrendous video. Do some background research before misinforming your nearly 4 million subscribers. Really cool vehicle.
kgf - 15 timer siden
Doug was unnecessarily dismissive of this car. Many of its features made sense in the context of the Soviet of the 80s
Simon Beech
Simon Beech - 15 timer siden
A do love that logo. The sense of static strength, nothing is going to push that deer forward. Love it
Simon Beech
Simon Beech - 15 timer siden
Only an American would find the absence of a driver vanity mirror funny. The rest of the world feel they’re superfluous for the one supposed to be driving.
Bruce Healey
Bruce Healey - 16 timer siden
Hey Doug, it's not that funny. And, plenty of countries made basic, outdated cars. Usually mademby American or European manufacturers. So, give some context. Just because it was a product of the Soviet Union doesn't make it hilarious.
J.P. - 16 timer siden
7:02 the battery meter is pretty much reflecting the soviet life back then. You have a lot of bad and very little great and okay. And you really want to be in the timy area of great or okay.... or else you'll end up in jail. Which could get you there just for speaking out your opinion about the goverment. And this particular car was the one that once came round the corner everybody knew it was very very bad. Because it meant that someone living there was about to get interrogated, locked up, beaten up or any combination of the 3 options (or all together). And the design being frozen in the past is also a reflection of the goverment which was also frozen in the past (while enforcing this to other people as well).
Scarecrow - 16 timer siden
Jan Stenström
Jan Stenström - 16 timer siden
Not funny. In the next video, please mock the homeless people of the USA 😝
Todd Griffin
Todd Griffin - 16 timer siden
It's not cloth, it's a grounding strap for the light.
Andrew_Owens - 16 timer siden
This car is to automobiles what generic beer in a white can with a black word BEER on the can is to premium pilsner. One thing you have to admit, it's a car.
Павел Безобразов
GAZ is manufacturer (like Chevy), Volga is a name of car series (like Impala), 24-10 is a model name.
Ahav I
Ahav I - 17 timer siden
советские и российские автомобили почти не отличаются
гопник Гульфик Фюрра епал в рот своих фан гопников
now make a review of advanced NYC subway system :)
Milosav Vukomanovic
Milosav Vukomanovic - 17 timer siden
You are ashamed. So malicious, really below every level. I'll put you on the ignore list. Once again, shame. A classic example of American humiliation, everything foreign.
In doing so, you sound like an ass on steroids
RandomActivities - 18 timer siden
"How do you maintain this?" Probably very easily, assuming you can find a supplier of parts and service manuals.
myro - 18 timer siden
Sorry bro, u smiling like....., Compare comparable things...I wish u were born in Russia....and not your safe Meeerica
RandomActivities - 18 timer siden
For being 33 years old, that car is in amazing condition!