1986 Lada Riva 1200L 1.2L
A car for adventures... not necessarily in the slow lane!
Had to have the floor welded up, but not a single mechanical problem in 24000 miles.
A wonderful car - took it with me from England to the Czech Republic, then on to France. Importing a Lada into France is not the work of a moment (try 4 months of bureaucracy!), but it was worth it in the end. Went back and forth across Europe several times (top speed 150kph, but happy to cruise at 130kph for hours on end), and also used the car for a Paris-region daily commute for a few years.
The fuel consumption was much lower than the published figures after I got the engine tuned by a Russian mechanic in Prague, I'd recommend searching yourself out one if you get a Lada!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th March, 2015