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Old 30th July 2013, 02:16   #1
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Default What car is this? EDIT: Lada Niva!

Been spotting this car off late in the Dadar-Matunga-Sion region

Having highly suspicious proportions, I kept a lookout and one day it rolled next to me at a signal.
The person driving it,on asking what car answered that it is a Chrysler off roader.

The TRD Sportivo badges on the rear made me cringe in my driving seat,so did the Esteem tail lamps and the Sumo headlights (no, i did not forget the only 'Chrysler' component which is the grille )

So the main question remains,what car is this 'ORIGINALLY'?



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Old 30th July 2013, 04:00   #2
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Default re: What car is this? EDIT: Lada Niva!

Its a modded Lada Niva.
You should have punched the driver when he said Chrysler off roader :

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Default re: What car is this? EDIT: Lada Niva!

The Body style looks like a Lada Niva, modded with a chrysler front grill, Sumo Head lights and rear light cluster from Esteem.
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Default re: What car is this? EDIT: Lada Niva!

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Its a modded Lada Niva.
You should have punched the driver when he said Chrysler off roader :
I second your emotions.
Next time I see him, I shall do the same

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The Body style looks like a Lada Niva, modded with a chrysler front grill, Sumo Head lights and rear light cluster from Esteem.
Haha I kept looking at the pics to find more panels and parts from other 'donor' cars
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Default re: What car is this? EDIT: Lada Niva!

That Lada Niva could have been in the tastefully modified thread, if the owner had retained the original front & rear end. Then again, the car is here because it is absolutely weird.

Shame really, genuine Ladas are very rare in India. And the Niva is actually a pretty decent off-roader.
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That Lada Niva could have been in the tastefully modified thread, if the owner had retained the original front & rear end. Then again, the car is here because it is absolutely weird.

Shame really, genuine Ladas are very rare in India. And the Niva is actually a pretty decent off-roader.
True, have only seen 2 Ladas till date including this Chrysler-Lada

But the audacity of telling me its a Chrysler Off Roader (with TRD Sportivo badges ) beats me.
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Default re: What car is this? EDIT: Lada Niva!

Ok. Time to move this piece of iron to the Weird and Whacky Thread.

And the next time you are in the vicinity, wear a Traffic uniform and pull this stuff aside and ask the driver to show the documents.
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Ok. Time to move this piece of iron to the Weird and Whacky Thread.

And the next time you are in the vicinity, wear a Traffic uniform and pull this stuff aside and ask the driver to show the documents.
Saw the car again last evening, asked the driver and pat came the answer with a BIG smile, " Chrysler Off Roader hai yeh "

Time to carry a Traffic Cop attire next time around
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Default Re: What car is this? EDIT: Lada Niva!

The owner could have restored the car beautifully for the money he wasted on cheap modding! What a sad sight.I am personally a big fan of Lada Niva and this picture really made me sad.

http://ladaauto.kz/models/4x4-urban

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Old 8th April 2015, 22:59   #10
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Default Re: What car is this? EDIT: Lada Niva!

Some totally badass people drive one. EDIT - Read this very interesting writeup: http://expeditionportal.com/the-lada-niva/
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