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    Default Re: Russian new Lada cars. Roughly around $8K

    Soviet cars were not the greatest in the world by any measure over there but they were drivable. A great car is not the most important thing in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    In 1989 at least in Leningrad these kinds of models were beginning to emerge:

    http://www.cars-directory.net/galler...3018633_p.html
    Cool. With snow on the ground... maybe that was the winter after I was there in the summer. The blue car in my first picture was taken in Leningrad. The one with the white car was in Odessa, and I don't remember where the one taken above the road was. Moscow, I think.

    In this picture you just posted, I see in the description that the model is called "samara" -- it seems weird that "samara" is printed on the side of the car but it's not in Russian writing?? Why would they have done that?
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    They did it because they wanted people from other countries to understand the writing in case they wanted to buy it. English is the universal language.

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    Look, this car doesn't look much different from current South Korean cars:

    http://www.lada-auto.ru/cgi-bin/car_...odelid=6295171

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    actually, yes it is, just before food and water...

    its the POS 1, the POS 2, the POS 3...funny how you can believe a car is good just because its popular or in this case, the only option
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    Did they buy the the old Yugo manufacturing equipment. Looks like a 4-door Yugo to me. (Not that there is anything wrong with that)

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    I'll take my Torrent over that POS anyday!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiltz View Post
    Did they buy the the old Yugo manufacturing equipment. Looks like a 4-door Yugo to me. (Not that there is anything wrong with that)

    maybe, but Yugo's were never 4 wheel drive.

    I'm actually digging the utilitarian aspect of a cheap 4x4 car. At least I'm assuming that's what the 4x4 means.

    I had to laugh that the major differences in the cars were the lights. But, I do know car nuts who can tell the year of some American models by little things like tail lights.

    I'll grant Big that most of what Japan and the U.S. put out in the 80's was pretty ugly by any standard. Those Soviet cars look like little Volvo's from the 80's.

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