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Old 1st May 2011, 20:38   #16
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I did my MDS from Russian Federation in 2002-2004 ans was lucky to drive one of these. It's a very capable vehicle and made to go thru snow on roads, a common sight in russia. they are very reliable and damm cheap compared to other products.
Their Volga is modern version of Ambassador and used by politicians.
They also have a car which is almost same as our 118NE.
Thats a lada riva and its based on premier 118NE nee Fiat 124.
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One thing I have to say, I salute the petrolhead spirit in you. Seeing an exotic on the road is one thing, but going up to the owner and managing a test drive is another. You seem to be doing that quite often (the V12 Merc S Class was also a similar case, right?)
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Great to see an old Russian car's test drive! Does it have a Fiat engine?
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Thanks a lot for this post. I was looking for a Lada Niva before I saw this post and this post helped me find this particular Lada, I've asked around considerably and as far as I know, this may be the only functioning Lada in all of India.

Through some funny coincidences, I found the owner of this Lada and have attached a picture. I'm not sure if he wants his picture online so blanked out his face.

So basically it has no original parts and has been fitted with a very old nissan diesel engine and is no longer a 4wd. He bought it in 1987 and over the years, it looks like, cheap mechanics have replaced and hacked the internals of this car just to keep it in running condition.

Wanted to post this pic, will update with further news.
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