1987 Lada NivaReview
Bit Oif A Lemon, But Fun To Drive When It Worked — Mine only had a few minor poor build quality problems Lada's are reknowned for. It was fun on the beach and quite capable off road. If it was as reliable as a jap car I probab;y would have held on to it for a few more years.
Pros: great 4wd system and chassis dimension
Cons: trerrible build quality on mechanicals and hard to source parts.
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