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Pros

Basic but dependable

Cons

Rust - but you have to expect it in a Russian car...

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Russian Along A Dirt Track — It's a cheap Russian 4WD. I didn't buy it with high expectations but it has exceeded my expectations in every regard. It's very basic, and noisy and rough inside. It's not very powerful and its fuel economy is not as good as you might hope. However it's easy to drive, handles well for a vehicle of its type, and quite reliable. While some things have worn out and needed to be replaced, it's never broken down and left me stranded. It's very good off-road. Apart from the fuel costs, every other aspect of owning it is very cheap. It's mechanically simple and I do most of my own servicing.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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