1996 Lada Samara Review

1996 Lada Samara S 1.3 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired33000 miles
Most recent distance50000 miles
Previous carLada Samara


A super car for the price no-matter what anyone says!!!


Nothing all except from one morning when my mother managed to flood the engine. I started it straight away though.

General Comments:

Not a bad car to drive.

Very solid build. It once withstood a very hard smack in the rear end by a Fiat Punto. The front of the Punto was wrecked, but no damage was found on the Lada!

However it takes a bit of winding up sometimes.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th January, 2002

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 1 review