1997 Lada Riva Review

1997 Lada Riva 1.5 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1997
Engine and transmission 1.5
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10


Only problem has been to replace the ignition module which once left me stranded. Also had a minor brake fluid leak shortly after buying it.

General Comments:

A rugged sluggish basic no nonsense little car with lots of character. The steering is a bit on on the heavy stuff and it has a thirsty engine. But I am keeping mine!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd May, 1999

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 1 review