1997 Lada Niva Hussar 1.7i
Just get one and fall in love
Nothing that matters.
Put new tailgate struts on, as the old ones died, but a broom handle did the same.
Soon to change the ball joints and track rod ends, but that's just wear and tear.
Had to put a fuel vapour tank thing in, as mine was missing, strange things previous owners remove LOL.
It's slow and rusty, it smells very odd, it shakes and rolls, and it's thirsty, but I love it so much.
It has charm, is easy to fix, parts in England are cheap at Lada UK Ltd.
When it really breaks, it is very easy to fix.
Great off road and it has a very cult classic style.
If you're poor like me, or want a cool car, buy one. They're dead cheap - mine was £450!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th July, 2006
13th Jul 2006, 20:04
Good review! The Niva is developing a cult status throughout the world as a unique car. It is cheap to buy and maintain, and is fun to drive. It is also VERY safe in case of a collision. The Niva has military origins - its like driving a small tank, that can handle virtually any terrain.