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View Poll Results: Is this clasic and versatile eastern bloc mudplugger cool or not?
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Retro Communist AWD chic.

Anything with a snowplough option has to be a
a tad cool, no?
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It's the ultimate get in, go anywhere, not get stuck, not give a ****, car. Put your dog in the back, get your boots on, drive somewhere remote, go for a long walk/dispose of a body. It's rugged and tough without suggesting that you might be compensating or covering something up. I think that makes it cool.
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That's basically everything that the original wasn't and is really not very appealing at all.
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cool in a strange way
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I really want one of these now.
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£10k for a new left hooker. Snowplough is extra.

MEET THE LADA NIVA
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These have zero appeal and don't say anything good about the owner. Maybe they're proper rugged things (before they start rusting), but that's not enough to save them.
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Basic, no-nonsense moderately capable cheap old barges but not cool in the way that, say a 60's or 70's Ford Bronco, Jeep Grand Wagoneer or similar old yank 4x4 tank would be.



Oh dear....I agree with Ben!
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zero appeal?

but they're boxy!
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Ladas, yuck. Chap at work many many moons and companies ago had one new (128 one) and he drove it home from the dealer winking left for right and right for left. Some **** at the factory didn't know his left from right. Probably worked it out in Russian but not English
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zero appeal?

but they're boxy!
So was the Trekka, possibly New Zealand's greatest attempt at designing our own mass production vehicle (although it was based on a Skoda Octavia).
And so was the Lightburn Zeta, an Australian two-door wagon with a non-opening tailgate and a 16hp two-stroke engine that had to be stopped and restarted spinning the other way if you wanted to reverse.
These two boxy beauties are about as cool as that Lada.
Check the image to see what else Lightburn sold though!
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Quite like the green one, though I suspect you need the climate for it.
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That 1st one looks like the ******* stepchild of a Mehari and a LandRover SWB SIII.

I think NZ was clever to bow-out of car manufacture if that's all they could come up with.

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when you think that plenty of hardware (engine and gear box etc) are just modified over the time variations of those parts from FIAT 124 it becomes kinda cool. Plus - the only soviet car officially sold in Japan.

I've seen one even in the Falkland Islands
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Ladas, yuck. Chap at work many many moons and companies ago had one new (128 one) and he drove it home from the dealer winking left for right and right for left. Some **** at the factory didn't know his left from right. Probably worked it out in Russian but not English
Zastava made the 128 based soviet Fiat?
I just realised that's the company in Serbia making the Fiat 500L . But not at the moment as they have enough in stock .
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I had a Niva Cossack a few years ago and it was like a mini Range Rover (bearing in mind that Rangies then weren't the poser vehicles they are now). It went off road (like 4x4s should) and held its own against Landies, Suzukis and Diahatsus and the like.

It was comfortable, with coil sprung luxury (up until then I'd had leaf springs crashing and banging around) and was really well upholstered. It looked good too, with spot lights and a bull bar It took my kids everywhere they needed to go and I got two dogs in the back. It was a bit of functional luxury.

The one I had broke wheel bearings at the drop of a hat, but I think that was more to do with parts and labour than the Niva. It made life interesting at 60 when your wheel totally locked up without warning

I loved my Niva


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