Moskvitch 2140 Review from Czech Republic

1978 Moskvitch 2140 1.5

Year of manufacture1978
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired122524 kilometres
Most recent distance170547 kilometres
Previous carSkoda 110L


A big piece of solid metalwork


Clutch pressure plate went wrong this year and I'm still looking for a spare part.

I bought the car with broken differential, had to replace it after a year.

General Comments:

I really love this car, it's big, heavy (Russians had experience only with tanks before ;) but the engine is really powerful (55kW) and has diesel-like torque on low rpm. Engine is copied from the well known BMW 1500 sportster.

Fuel consumption is about 8l/100km.

This Moskvitch performs well, especially on slippery surfaces, despite being rear wheel drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd June, 2003

28th Jun 2004, 23:43

You must be the only person in the world who likes that coffin on 4 wheels...

4th Jul 2004, 06:31

Moskvich??? Never ever! It becomes piece of junk right after leaving the factory.

11th Jul 2005, 15:57

I had two Moskvitchs and one Aleko, and I was more than satisfied with them. I agree that it is not a good looking car, but when you look other that age, it isn`t so bad. First was built 1n 1979, second 1988, and Aleko in 1991. First was the best. They never left me on the road... only fuel consumption is pretty high. I know many people who had it and talk only the best about it.

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review