A loyal friend, this one is
Gearbox jammed at 2,500 km.
Ignition coil malfunction at 25,000 km
Coolant overflow tank cracked 3 times.
This car is a loyal performer if you know your way around cars. It is my first car and I love it, despite that it has no power steering, power windows, or a moonroof.
A Renault 2.0 EFI engine added just the right amount of muscle to the car - it "shows teeth" even to more refined cars and can show-off from a low-start easily.
The big negative moment is the inadequate brakes - the vented front brake disks and disks at the rear would have been a better choice for a car that can make 190 km/h on a highway - standard disks and rear drums make speeds higher then 160 km/h uncomfortable.
Suspension is a simple yet durable construction, that allows you to forget about it for more than 60.000 km, even on Russian roads.
This car offers you a chance of being a mechanic yourself as it is easily repairable in the garage and the spare parts are cheap.
Handling is good - it keeps its direction easily, even on the asphalt that's developed deep tracks from heavy trucks, and it takes a lot to make it spin, even on a wet road.
It's a shame that AZLK factory in Russia, which has manufactured these cars, ceased functioning in 2002.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 11th May, 2005