What People Do With Old Cars In Russia Is Nothing Short Of Evil Genius

If you’ve got a nice, fancy Mercedes-Benz SUV, you’ve got to save two parking spots for it. I mean, you just HAVE TO, obviously. And what better way to do that then to make sure you’ve always got a spare crappy beater around, primed and ready to go to take up two spots once you’ve driven off?


I mean, this plan is totally, completely evil, but also brilliant. Sir, I respect your ruthless, calculating logic to preserve your parking spaces.

And I hope someone keys the paint right off both of your cars.

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I don’t know if anyone’s deadly serious as to what the “beater car” is, but here it is anyway. Daewoo Cielo/Nexia. I’ve drove one in India when I was younger. I remember thinking it was one of the nicer cars over there, but this was also nearly 20 years ago, when the Maruti 800 (itself, an ancient remanufactured Suzuki Alto) was your typical new family car. That said, it does look kind of nice in a Volvo 850 sort of way, and back then with a 91 bhp, it was one of the more powerful cars you could buy in India. Anyway, felt like sharing. Sure makes for a strange driveway mate to an ML63 AMG.