Lada Samara Review from Turkey

1992 Lada Samara 1500S 1.5 petrol

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.5 petrol Don't Know
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 kilometres
Most recent distance67000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Vectra


Good value for your money


Nothing in particular.

Some parts replaced:

Carburetor, fuel pump, ignition.

Rust everywhere, but no danger of breaking down: very thick steel bodywork!

General Comments:

This is really a good car for it's price, reliable and very easy to drive.

There is no comfort inside, very noisy on bad road surface and a little difficult to park, there is no steering assistance, not even as an option..

Good performance, easy to handle and cheap on fuel economy.

Some progress needed on quality and manufacture.

I use this car every day for going anywhere without being worried. No one would steal it...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th June, 2003

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review