Monday, 21 February 2011

Lada Niva: back in the UK

The Lada Niva has many benefits over other commercially-available 4x4s:
- It's considerably cheaper
- It's as tough as old boots
- If you lose your keys, you can break into it with a spoon

Exciting news, then - it's available in the UK again after a lengthy hiatus. Dating back to 1977, the Niva (Russian for 'crop field') features an 80bhp 1.7-litre engine and a 0-60mph time of seventeen seconds. But you don't want it to be quick, do you? You want it to be indestructible, which it is. And it'll cost you under ten grand.

Click here for James May's opinions, and then click here to buy one. You know you want to.