2001 Lada Niva 1.7 injection, petrol from Croatia


A good third car


Starter problems at 25 000 km.

Alternator failure at 35 000 km.

Clutch worn at 65 000 km.

Transmission overhaul at 95 000km.

Both front wheel bearing replaced twice on 45 and 95 000km.

Prop shaft U-joints changed a couple of times during the 135 000km.

The body had large rust holes, and welding is needed; it's only 10 years old.

The car needs constant maintenance.

General Comments:

Capable, cheap, outdated, and maintenance intensive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st July, 2012