The car has narrow wheels and it is a rear wheel drive, so watch out on snow, rain or ice or you might slip in the curve. After I got used to it, it's OK.
The engine is pretty powerful for such an old car. The acceleration is VERY good, so when I turn the overfeeding on (less air, more fuel) I accelerate much faster than all other socialist production cars (especially Skoda Estelle) and can keep up even with Skoda Fabia up to 60 km/h!
The seats are soft and comfortable, but the front ones have too short back supports for long periods of travelling.
The engine is pretty noisy by today's car standards.
Powerful heating system, but on the highest speed, the fan is noisy.
Very, very hard construction - a Skoda Favorit crashed to my Lada's right side, lost its bumper and I was left with only very slightly bent surface.
The car is quite high off the road, and has soft suspension, so I don't worry to go through rough terrain.
Not very good fuel economy - it takes 10 liters for 100 kilometers.
Overall, very good car - when you consider the year and country of production, it is a quality and reliable car that doesn't let you down even in the winter.