The best Hummer in the world!
My back seat retaining clip broke.
My ignition had to be replaced.
The left rear axle bearing needed replacement.
The steering box needed replacement.
The rear lights need constant attention.
Lots of other miscellaneous repairs.
I love my Lada Niva! I call it my Russian Hummer because it will go anywhere on any terrain. People like to laugh at the looks of it, but they don't laugh for long when you crawl through the trail their brand new F350 got stuck in!
It's got it's problems, I'll admit. The electrical is a real pain, and the steering box is a problem. But I really don't mind these things because you can fix almost anything on the Niva with a peice of string or some duct tape. I have never been stuck, nor have I ever broke down and not been able to get it home in an hour.
The one thing I do complain about is the fact that here in Canada it is hard to find parts for it. So if there is something that you can't fix with a weld (which is rare), the parts can be expensive. I get to be good friends with auto-wreckers then.
All in all though, the Niva is the best vehicle I have ever had, and no one can pay me enough to get rid of it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 8th October, 2004