When Alan Bird (Scotlands Mr, Lada) retired there was a guy teying to bring them into the UK but only in LHD someone told me a couple of years ago they still can bring in them but not as new cars and in the £1000s so no market, used to love my little Ladas but in reality they were **** when not off roading! Horrible on road. Near me there is an undulating 40mph road my 30th old landy takes with a rattle, in the Lada anything over 30pmh made me feel sick, even in the 1.7i it struggled with even a humpback bridge 😄
Snow was fine but hit muddy water in anything above -1 and the thin rad holes would cause it to overheat back on the road and rad was hard to clean.
About 26mpg in what was nit much bigger than a 70s mini and just as sparse!
Fun little motors for short journys in the snow as had the most amazing little heater, toasty within about 1m30s! 😄
Hardly a car for 2018 Britain though.
I do miss the choices of cheap little caoable 4x4s from that era though!
Even the sporttrax and 2.0 fronterra were funky.