1995 Lada Riva 1500E from UK and Ireland
The best £270 I've ever spent
It has always had a bad flat spot which has resisted every attempt to cure.
There is quite serious rusting, especially in front wings.
The steering is absurdly heavy.
Acceleration is pretty awful.
It's economical (around 37 to the gallon) and a doddle to maintain.
It can be safely left anywhere, with the keys in the ignition, windows wide open and a PLEASE STEAL ME notice in the windscreen.
The styling ensures that you can always find it in a multi-storey car park.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th June, 2002