Originally Posted by Kevlarr
Make fun of the Lada?! I want a Lada Niva so bad! You lucky Canadians can get them but we can't.
I meant the 4 door Lada that people typically make fun of. As for the Niva it does seem to have quite a following on the net and is apparently a pretty capable off-roader. Had a neighbor years ago who used a Niva to go hunting with. He said he preferred the Niva over his early 80's Chevy 4X4 because of the better fuel economy (duh! obviously) and because the Lada was much smaller so it got into narrow bush roads and tighter trails where the Chev was just too big.