Inexpensive, but far from 'cheap'..
Rusted quickly underneath, mainly due to heavily salted roads during the winter in Norway.
Otherwise, absolutely nothing.
The car was excellent in cold weather, and started without any problems whatsoever, even after being parked outdoors in temperatures below -20 centigrades for over a week with no motor heater or anything.
On wet, slippery winter roads, and on snow and ice, it stuck to the road like glue - as long as you had good tires.
If you're lucky, an old Samara will be a total bargain. The Russians have no choice; their cars must be reliable in winter, and a good Samara never quits.
I lost mine due to an accident, in which I was luckily not hurt, and I'll get another again anytime, even though I now drive a Renault.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th February, 2003