Moskvitch 2141 Aleko Review from Hungary

1994 Moskvitch 2141 Aleko S 1.6

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.0 / 10
Distance when acquired39000 kilometres
Most recent distance45000 kilometres
Previous carSkoda Estelle


Good as a first-car for teenagers


Lot of problems with the generator, and some other electrical problems (for example lighting, inside and outside).

Clutch went wrong at 40,000 kilometers.

Ignition problems sometimes (this car was made with a choke).

Radiator's leaking problem at 39,000 kilometers.

General Comments:

This car can be the best choice as a teenager's first car: very easy to drive, but it gives no servo or ABS. It is very slow - can't go faster than 130 km/h, and the consumption is very adequate.

My car was out of operation for 4 times in that period when I was the owner. Finally I became an 'Aleko specialist', and it was me who solve the last problem with it.

I guess everyone can learn to drive with this car easily!

Despite of the high number of several mistakes I really loved it, it was my first car which I bought for myself. It is a Russian car, made of fine materials: there was negligible rust on the car, and the feeling of the safety was real inside - thanks to the thick metal everywhere. The upholstery smelt like new (although it was 8 years old then!).

After some party's and family-journeys the car proved that it's comfortable enough for 5 persons also.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th January, 2003

28th Aug 2004, 12:54

Drink enough Russian vodka and any car seems like a Rolls Royce, mate!

17th Apr 2005, 14:09

Yes, I am from Russia and a patriot of our country. But unfortunately, I should admit that Russian built passenger cars are not worth one's attention. The previous gentleman is almost correct: Moskvitch is good only after a good drink of Russian vodka followed by a good piece of American hamburger. The Moskvitch factory now is bankrupt because of the very low quality of their cars. The best Russian car is built by TVR in England. TVR is owned by Russians now. Russians are great at making tanks since World War II.

Average review marks: 3.0 / 10, based on 1 review