1993 Lada Riva L 1.5 from UK and Ireland
Wow that was fun!
The only fault in 14000 miles of mainly continental motorway driving came when the clutch finally burned out.
The 1.5 had too much power for the chassis to handle. In the wet I would often find myself facing 90 degrees from the intended direction of travel due to wheel-spin.
I eventually got a top speed of 105mph on the Autobahn between Siege and Cologne (downhill and out of gear). Top speed in gear remained at 99mph.
Given a gravel-covered car park measuring 90m by 60m, I could lap at 50mph without needing to lift once: just turn in and keep the accelerator floored.
The best £60 I ever spent... until I also paid £60 for my current Riva!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th February, 2004