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View Poll Results: Have you ever owned a russian made car??
Yes 9 17.31%
No 38 73.08%
*Other* (this better be a good explanation) 5 9.62%
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Running out of ideas for polls you mad poller
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no, but i have driven one.
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yep, actually I have
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yep, actually I have
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(My vote goes for NO)
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Good old ships them Ladas... bought a few Nivas for a procurement my firm did once. 1/3 the price of a Nissan Patrol, a bit unreliable (nothing you couldn't fix with a lump hammer and screwdriver) but generally tough as old boots.


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I didnt, but my dad did. I was too young to drive the car in that time, but I remember it well. It was a Lada. It served for 18 years with very few problems. Not a complicated car, a screwdriver and hammer was enough for most of repairs Not much electronics, only russian steel RWD with all the weight in the front. I remember in winter we drove with 100 kg of concrete bricks in the trunk to have some grip on the wheels.
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Good old ships them Ladas... bought a few Nivas for a procurement my firm did once. 1/3 the price of a Nissan Patrol, a bit unreliable (nothing you couldn't fix with a lump hammer and screwdriver) but generally tough as old boots.

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Couldn't agree more. The one I had was given to me by a family member who gave up driving because of old age. It drove like a barge, but a rock solid car it was. I had it for three months while I was trying to shift it.
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Nope!!
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Moskovich, Moskavich, well some sort of Vich anyway, nearly bought one, so many years ago, but decided instead to go for the Wartburg, much more sophisticated, and so powerful, Phut! Phutting! along!:
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no...but once owned swedish !! which is worse ?
 
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Nope, but I'd love a Lada if I had space to keep it, I'd pep it up a bit, I imagine it'd be like driving a mk2 Escort. I always wanted a Skoda Rapide too, to tune the sh*t out of and drive it like a cheap 911
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Not owned one, but travelled in plenty.

Volgas are really comfortable; don't knock em till youve tried em.
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Used to see a few Zils? on the other side of the border, sometimes. Sort of not quite the same as the American Forces Staff Cars? Joke.
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Didn't Zyls weigh about 3 tonnes? The supreme Russian Tank???
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Don't know about that mate, could be a replacement for the T82 MBT?
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Nope.
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No...
My Mum's fella drove two Lada's during his time in the army - first one went rotten and split in half, second one was the most reliable car he's ever driven apparently!
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Once the very pround owner of a moskavich van. So proud only drove it a night so no one saw me, bit difficult really as the headlamps were candle powered and anything over 30 mph was very risky. Only had it two weeks, went like stink with the stopping power of a skateboard, complete white knuckle ride. Ended with the handbrake handle coming off in my hand(pull out type under the dash)and hitting a brick wall at 3 mile mph. the front end looked like i had hit a truck at 90 mph. Actully looked better after the smash,only thing good to come out of Russia is vodka
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forgot to add, sold the Moskavich for scrap and brought a raliegh chopper, much better vehicle
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