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- Apr 22, 2016
Loosely based on the Fiat 124 but hopefully a bit more reliable....1982 was a very good year, comrade
I read about the Niva, it was tested in Siberia and the Ural mountains- if it can drive there it can drive anywhere
The Soviet military decided they wanted some, sort of like the American Jeep
In some areas yes but rustproofing still suck but the russians did used double the thickness of the italians so it takes few years to rust thru, many of the plastic parts are replaced with aluminium ones but what remains plastic or rubber is rubbish, also electric are not always reliable. But as a whole they are much tougher than the fiats, the punishment that Niva's can take and still continued like nothing happen is astonishing, here is funny video of a standard niva climbing stairs.Loosely based on the Fiat 124 but hopefully a bit more reliable....