The best S.U.V. in the world at the price
Front upper and lower ball joints showed wear and needed replacing.
Outer rubber boots on front wheels split and replaced.
Taillight bulbs checked as some were not working.
Steering was a little bit loose and was easily corrected by adjusting the relevant nut as indicated in the manual.
Soundproofing the transmission tunnel, inside, eliminates noise.
The Niva is, without doubt, the most honest and reliable four wheel drive vehicle in the small to medium class.
It will literally go anywhere, where others will bog down and fail.
Reliability is an outstanding feature of this Russian car. The strength and ruggedness it displays, is truly remarkable. The thickness of the metal body panels is almost twice that of any other car. The suspension is robust and designed for longevity.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th July, 2005