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If There Is a "Disposable Car", This Is It

Advantages: Cheap to buy and maintain, tough, sturdy
Disadvantages: Poor build quality, extreme depreciation

Avtovaz (or Vaz) 2109 or Lada Samara. These tough, rugged and "thick boned" cars were actually built in the city of Togliatti. An Italian name for a Russian city always intrigued me until I found out the city was named after some Italian communist leade ...

MuratM 09.04.2004 · Read full review
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What about Samara, is it good for you

Advantages: cheap
Disadvantages: not very reliable

I wanted to write about Lada Samara, but suddenly I recognised that it is not one car. As far as I know Lada Samara - is the name of factory for cars. Samara Is city in Russia, when Lada is Brand (literal translation is ship). So lets talk about two ...

Tancor 27.02.2003 · Read full review
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Not as bad as evelyone makes out

Advantages: affordability,reliability easy to repair if needed
Disadvantages: mpg parts can be pricey but rarley go wrong

If you ask 100 people what they think to Ladas i bet at least 80 would say that there a load of crap without been a passenger or an owner of one. I can shurley say that i was suprised of the peformance of a p regd Samara 1.5 i got up to 95 mph on the m'wa ...

wilsam00 22.07.2001 · Read full review
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Don't knock the Lada

Advantages: Cheap and cheerful
Disadvantages: Rattles a bit!

...many people treat the poor Lada as a joke, which is a pity. OK, so it's not the sleekest car in the showroom, and the interior may be a bit basic, but for an economical vehicle to get from A to B it's more than adequate. It's a shame the Lada ha ...

mummywoo 18.10.2002 · Read full review
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good ride shame about the bits

Advantages: cheap, good runner
Disadvantages: too many detatchable parts which when lost or broken are very difficult to replace

I drove a Lada Samara, L reg from 1998 to 2000 when it eventually decided not to start and the part which was required was unavailable from any source we could find - the best we could get was 'we might be able to get it out of Russia but delivery lead ti ...

BeckyStothart 26.09.2002 · Read full review
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