A mountain goat on and off the road..
Windshield washer pumps failed, cost 8 dollars to replace.
2nd Differential rusted in place, no repair estimate yet.
Carburetor failed, cost 150 dollars to replace it and some starter pieces.
Exhaust system completely rusted out, unknown repair cost.
Left front ball joint cracked. Cost 20 dollars to replace.
Considering the car cost $200 I have no complaints. It handles Moscow weather with no problems, easily scooting up hills and through large slushy pot-holes. Having driven off-road (before the differential went south), I can say you cannot buy off-road performance like this anywhere else. It rocks!. Handling is predictable, albeit slow. Highway performance is passable, pick-up is mediocre. It is oriented towards off-road driving, and this is what you get. I would happily buy another one given the chance.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th December, 2003