After a long period of inactivity, the domestic sedan impresses with its appearance and its well-preserved performance.
Many people know and love VAZ-21099: you can still meet people who use this machine to get around. The Rome Urraco blogger found an export version in a new Russian sedan and shared his impressions of him.
It is noteworthy that the VAZ-21099 found has a small mileage of 994 km and the car was released in 1993 – the car remained for 25 years in the garage. Ninety-nine turned out to be Wet Asphalt, which was very fashionable in the 90s. In those years, the cream of society drove such machines, since at the time there were almost no foreign machines. The bodywork maintained its pristine condition and the tires on the "native" tires – it is immediately clear that the car was little used.
Furthermore, the blogger paid particular attention to the inspection of the cab: the soft fabric seats do not present any rubbing and even there are the seat covers that these cars provide directly from the factory. The reviewer was astounded by the intact pedal assembly, the integrity of the dashboard, the sound system, which remained operational and the steering wheel, which did not wear out for so long.
The same VAZ-21099 in the export version is equipped with a 1.5-liter carburettor engine and the engine compartment is rather holistic and clean, with the exception of the layer of dust accumulated over 25 years. The blogger stresses that "ninety-nine", despite the last 25 years, works great, and even the brakes and other control systems work normally. No need to say that this is a real time capsule.