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Lada Riva
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Production 1980 - 2013
Class economy car
Body Style 4-door sedan
4-door station wagon
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Weight Weight - you get the point
Transmission transmission + drive
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Similar similar (competition)
Designer Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)

The Lada Riva is an economy car based on the Fiat 125. It was sold by AutoVAZ's international arm, Lada, in every continent but Antarctica and is often regarded as one of the worst cars ever made due to how primitive it is compared to cars sold today. However, the Lada Riva is not in production.

Lada Riva

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"We know they're (Ladas) bad cars, but, what am I trying to do now is explain exactly what it is that's wrong with this them. The headlights are wrong, the radiator grille's wrong, the bonnet's wrong, the wheels are wrong, they tyres are wrong, the suspension's wrong, the prop shaft's wrong, the engine's wrong, and the gear lever is set in concrete. The boot's wrong, the boot lid's wrong, the rear wings are wrong, the rear stop lights are wrong, the indicators are wrong, the sunvisors are wrong, the rear mirror's wrong. And this steering wheel has absolutely nothing or whatsoever to do with the direction of travel. This is the world's first wind-guided vehicle". - Jeremy Clarkson


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The Lada Riva is still being produced today in Egypt

Design quirks and oddities

In Clarkson: Unleashed On Cars, Jeremy Clarkson destroyed a white Riva by rigging two dumptrucks onto each sides of the car and pulling it in half. Both halves of the Riva were moved by an earthmover and tipped out in a quarry.

On an episode of Top Gear a white Lada Riva was featured when reviewing Comunist Cars.


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See Also

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Kalina · Niva · Riva · Oka · Priora · C · 112


Samara ·


C Concept · Revolution 3 Concept

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