1988 Lada Riva from UK and Ireland
Cheap, cheerful run-about
Not a great deal has gone wrong. But recently I've been told that my trusty lada needs a new sump gasket, rocker-box gasket and front timing cover gasket.
A lot of rust damage to the underside when I first bought him.
He doesn't like starting when it's been raining. (so I cover his engine up, it sounds stupid, but it works!)
The color he was. Beige!
The seats are really comfy, but I'd like some black vinyl ones, and a metallic black respray.
It has been up and down the country loads of times, and has never broken down on me, unlike my previous cars.
Overall, my car is great. It's not everyones' cup of tea, but it's cheap and very cheerful.
One thing I have learned is that you can't judge every car by the one you have now, all cars in the same range are different. So don't be put off by the fact you may have bought a lemon, you should learn from it, and research things better!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th October, 2003