Lada 111 Review

2001 Lada 111 LPG 1.5 LPG from France

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.5 LPG Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance48000 kilometres
Previous carLada 2104

Summary:

I should have kept my old 2104 Estate

Faults:

Central door locks didn't work after 1500km.

Boot opens when driving very often.

Lamps blow out very often.

Rain leaks from the ceiling on the front seats.

LPG didn't work after 10000km.

Cooling system was fixed five times.

Terrible vibrations on steering wheels since the beginning at cruising speeds on motorway..

Front disk brakes replaced twice.

Front tires replaced at 30000km.

General Comments:

It is my 6th Lada.

The worse I ever had.

I drove 257000km with my first 2102 Estate.

Despite all the problems, it never gave me up on the road, and it seems incredible!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th August, 2003

4th Jul 2004, 06:34

Just to let you know - every next model of Lada is worse than previous one. Actually, the only good Ladas ever made are those manufactured in 1960's by Italians when they founded the factory (VAZ).

29th Sep 2004, 22:23

Lada didn't make any cars in the 1960s, and the best Ladas were made well after this decade. I have one from the 1980 and it is the best car I have owned. The Italians helped build the factory, but did not make the cars themselves. The original Lada was totally redesigned for Russian conditions. Lada quality suffered immediately after the collapse of the USSR from parts and materials shortages, but improved a couple of years thereafter.

Average review marks: 4.6 / 10, based on 1 review