You get what you pay for
Brake calipers and pistons (back and front) seized several times.
Clutch burnt out.
All locks including hatchback lock seized.
All doors (despite oiling hinges) seized.
Rocker panels and floor rusted through.
Rear wheel articulation bolt to frame rusted through, rendering the car all but irrepairable.
Floor of trunk rusted through.
Carburetor barrel warped.
Constant trouble with idle speed.
Had to replace the entire exhaust system every two years.
Inferior quality control.
Extremely poor quality metal body. My '84 Toyota Van continues to be rust free, this Lada bought new in '94 has been rendered undrivable due to rust.
All interior parts are extremely cheap quality.
All interior fittings are loose and rattly.
Handles very heavily.
Poor gas mileage for the displacement.
Rust, rust and more rust.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 22nd June, 2001