1978 Lada 1600 VAZ 2106 1.6 ccm


Russians are blessed because they still can buy this model!


- Due to corrosion, right wing was replaced after 8 years.

- The clock was not accurate.

- Once, after 6 years, the car could not start.

- The benzine slightly smells inside the car.

General Comments:

We used a LADA 1600 for 14 years, passed 78000 km, until it was destroyed in the war. It survived cold winters and hot summers without a garage. The car has a lot of baggage and passenger space. Our Lada never failed on the road. The instrument table is much better than the instrument table of any Mercedes of that time.

Generally: LADA 1600 was the best car I had, better than previous my Skoda 1000MB and later VW Golf II.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th March, 2003

22nd Apr 2004, 11:29

I have LADA 2106 82' now. Its brilliant car that I ever had. I like it very much. I did some changes on it. Only with my own hands I reconstructed engine. Now its powerful car, sometimes I drive to drag race, of course my car isn't best there, but I can show sometimes. 2106 from zero to 100 km/h tooks only 7 seconds. I don't want another car!

23rd Aug 2006, 03:03

The man said he tuned the engine. With tuned engine it's no problem to reach 0-100 for 7 sec. I am from Bulgaria and here we have very much tuned ladas. Many of them are faster then Porches and Ferraris. The car is great!

22nd Feb 2010, 08:40

Hi, I have Lada 2106, and it's been in my possession since 1978, and I can tell you from my previous testing, that it can drive 160 km/h. Of course you must take care of the car, so I think that I am proud to have my Lada :D.