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Toyota to end auto output in Russia over war-induced supply crunch

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no problem, Russia car will develop further its car industry

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Would have been better if they had stopped production on the grounds of decency and morality and not supporting murderers rather than being forced to because of supply issues. Toyota should close down their whole operation in russia.

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The workers, which Toyota trained, will now be freed up to work in Russian owned and operated factories.

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no problem, Russia car will develop further its car industry

Russia doesn't have the electronics capability to build modern automobiles. I recall when I was on active duty we knew the Russians had examples of some high end western weapons but had no idea how to produce them. I have seen some of their best hardware and it is nothing like you see in good western electronics, They don't have complex printed circuit boards like ours and automated assembly, everything is painstakingly hard wired and hand soldered. especially the mil spec stuff. Without access to western solid state devices and automotive control software the Russians on their own could build something along the lines of the old VAZ 21033 with a carburetor instead of fuel injection but certainly not something as complex and software intensive as a Toyota Camry.

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no problem, Russia car will develop further its car industry

oh like LADA lol, whos going to buy all those crappy Russian cars!? China lol

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LADA was the best car in the Soviet if they were left in the garages. Millions are still in them along with Soviet tanks and other ancient weapons.

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wtfjapanToday  01:42 pm JST

Aurus Russia is the top-notch car brand

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I am sure that everyone wishes things were otherwise, but as long as the homicidal maniac is in charge of Russia, normal relations are impossible.

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Even the Lada was a heavy and bad copy of the Fiat Mirafiori, that was a zippy high reving engined car, pity the bodywork rusted for a pastime.

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The Fiat 131 had a carburetor instead of fuel injection, points instead of solid state electronic ignition, rear wheel drum brakes, with no ABS.

A beautiful car, and a collector's item, but not up to today's standards.

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as I wrote above under article about Mazda same thing applies for production of Toyota cars in Russia.

russian new cars market is going be oriented for mix of own brands and chinese/korean cars and some other countries cars/planned import from Iran for example/.japanese used cars market demand still very strong there/today 1USD hit rate 57 for Ruble/and as ports are full of cars now shipping time some 3months from date of purchase as good average.

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Even the Lada was a heavy and bad copy of the Fiat Mirafiori, that was a zippy high reving engined car, pity the bodywork rusted for a pastime.

The Lada you are thinking of, more properly the VAZ 21033, was a copy of the older Fiat 124 sedan. I've always kind of wanted one but the Fiat made versions have long since rusted away. A shipmate's Fiat 131 actually broke in half from rust! Surprisingly there are some very clean super low mile VAZ 2100 series cars for sale in the US but for now I suppose it would bad manners to buy one, even though I have always kind of liked them.

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Aurus Russia is the top-notch car brand

Delaying deliveries due to sanctions. Dictators lining up for armored models of the Senat.

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