1997 Lada Samara 1500CC i from North America
As long as I have parts, I'll drive a Lada
Not Very much at all.. This is my 3rd Samara and I have always been very happy with this model.. The timing belt has gone on this latest one as well as having to change 1 front brake hose..The 1997 fuel injected version is a BIG step up from the previous Samaras.. I just hope that the newer ones don't get too "westernized"..The simplicity is what originally attracted me to Soviet cars.. I do wish that they would cover the seats in sturdier fabric as they all seem to rip & tear.. Mileage is always fair to good.. At least 400kms to a 40L tank and I've never gone below 1/4 tank!!
I wish Canada was still importing Samaras..1997 was the last year!! So sad!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th August, 2004
17th Jan 2005, 06:04
I'm writing to you from Romania (ex communist country, you know that) and frankly I just can't understand why would someone like to buy and use a soviet made car in U.S.A.
It's just like being on a tropical island and buying a thermo-central. Why that when you have all the heat in the world, and yet for free?
I guess some weird (auto) taste?