Good car for what it does.
Needed new carburettor as previous owner had tightened screws too tigh and stripped the grooving.
Clip broke on automatic choke spilling fluid out in traffic. Clip was installed by previous owner as well.
Had to adjust front wheel direction, as previous owner had neglected.
Had to replace leaky cooling pipe.
Had to replace windshield wiper motor as turned wipers on when frozen to windshield.
Rust free when got it, now has a few small spots.
Door handles break and get loose on one end.
A Zhiguli in very good condition. Good simple transportation for roads where speeds do not exceed 100km/h.
No good for freeway driving though.
Good in snow and ice and rough roads.
Very rugged, cheap and easy to fix.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th January, 2005