1993 Lada Niva 4X4 1.6


Deceptively sturdy and always fun


Driver side window crank broke.

Passenger seat "wobbles" a little.

General Comments:

After having driven American 4X4s for several years before relocating to Europe, I find this vehicle amazing:

Although small when viewed from the exterior, while driving, it feels like a good size SUV.

Excellent road view and great elevation.

Able to handle the sometimes "challenging" road conditions in Bulgaria without blinking.

I have the feeling that my Niva could climb a tree if I wanted it to; however it is imperative that you are not in a hurry to get anywhere, though.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd March, 2006

5th Apr 2006, 17:10

The "square" design of the cabin provides ample room for both driver and passengers. This unique design feature gives a feeling of spaciousness inside. I agree with the reviewer, that in 1st. gear and in low range, the Niva could probably just about climb up a vertical plane. A REAL 4x4! Great value for money.