The Lada Niva is the first new Lada to enter the UK for 15 years and it offers rugged practicality for less than £11,000 (unless you buy extras such as the snow plough...)
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    Lada Niva

    The Lada Niva is the first new Lada to enter the UK for 15 years and it offers rugged practicality for less than £11,000 (unless you buy extras such as the snow

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8 October 2011

A great review at long last, lovely to read a review from Mr Goodwin again.

8 October 2011

I am so glad that the Niva is available here again. Its rugged simplicity, offroad ability and charm make it like no other. What a great car!

8 October 2011

Really made me smile that, nice one!

8 October 2011

I've seen these in the interior of Iceland (country not frozen food shop) and the Niva does exactly what it says on the tin. GREAT CAR! Land Rover could do worse than to buy a few and evaluate them before going too hi-tech with the Defender replacement.

8 October 2011

or you could have an indian suzuki marutti gypsy 4x4, available in rhd.

www.KOOOLcr.com

 

8 October 2011

I suspect he will sell more of these than he anticipated, there are plenty of people who want a basic tough 4x4, and this has a wonderful image (even though the whole point of buying one is to buy something without an image).

I would like to think Land Rover will take this seriously in considering a new Defender, afterall if they built its replacement in India there is no reason for it to cost any more either

8 October 2011

Bloody marvellous!

This is the sort of car we need more of in this country. Not necessarily in the form of off roaders but a vehicle that is simple robust and cheap. Heck, they're even emission compliant!

Okay, it's not quick and probably doesn't meet any EuroNCAP requirements but will that concern any of it's potential customers - not a chance!

Mr Tey, if the rest of Lada's products are still this simple and cheap then do us a favour. Stick your neck out and bring in some other practical work horses such as estates and pick ups. I know I'm not the only one getting fed up with the over complexity of modern cars.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

8 October 2011

[quote TegTypeR]

Bloody marvellous!

This is the sort of car we need more of in this country. Not necessarily in the form of off roaders but a vehicle that is simple robust and cheap. Heck, they're even emission compliant!

Okay, it's not quick and probably doesn't meet any EuroNCAP requirements but will that concern any of it's potential customers - not a chance!

Mr Tey, if the rest of Lada's products are still this simple and cheap then do us a favour. Stick your neck out and bring in some other practical work horses such as estates and pick ups. I know I'm not the only one getting fed up with the over complexity of modern cars.

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+1.

I couldn't've put it better myself!

8 October 2011

I've just found the Lada web site!

http://www.ladacars.org/

Fantastic!!! lol.

They even do a long wheel base version!

Not so sure about the newer Chevrolet stuff though!

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

8 October 2011

I seem to remember that if you go for the van version the metal panels in the rear side windows are finished in black, so you can even get the 'privacy' glass look that so many people covet, all for a budget price!

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