2001 Lada Niva Review

2001 Lada Niva 1.7 injection, petrol from Croatia

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 1.7 injection, petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 kilometres
Most recent distance130000 kilometres
Previous car- -

Summary:

A good third car

Faults:

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Capable, cheap, outdated, and maintenance intensive.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

Average review marks: 4.8 / 10, based on 1 review