2 free lada niva 4x4's in the kootenays

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2 free lada niva 4x4's in the kootenays

Post by dlb » Tue May 16, 2017 8:48 pm

http://www.usedvictoria.com/classified- ... ?trending7

not tercels but certainly interesting vehicles, and an interesting situation.

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Re: 2 free lada niva 4x4's in the kootenays

Post by GLet71 » Tue May 16, 2017 9:36 pm

Bring a trailer, David, and I'll have you for tea afterwards ;-)
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Re: 2 free lada niva 4x4's in the kootenays

Post by Ace » Fri May 19, 2017 12:41 am

Russian built SUV's in Canada? Interesting. Apparently they became somewhat popular in Europe but it surprises me they made it to North America.

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Re: 2 free lada niva 4x4's in the kootenays

Post by Petros » Fri May 19, 2017 9:20 pm

those are interesting little 4x4, my cousin that lives in Athens used to drive one. the are cheap, simple, and not considered very well made in the European market, something for low income people like students to drive. I like their simple rugged design, you can not really buy that kind of vehicle any more in North America.

If they are troublesome to keep running, they are not worth owning, other than as a novelty (like for a car collector). Getting parts could be an issue, though I read somewhere that they are old Fiat designs, built from Fiat tooling that Russia bought. But finding parts for 30-40 years old Fiats is troublesome at best. so you would be on your own to keep them running.
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Re: 2 free lada niva 4x4's in the kootenays

Post by 4wdEconoBox » Tue May 23, 2017 9:24 am

Hmm, would definitely be good candidates for some kind of swap I would think! Too bad I live in the complete opposite direction of where these things are located.....

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