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Jeremy Clarkson, who can do everything, once said that this man doesn’t need instructions. I disagree.

I am ready to argue that the crew of the Apollo read a couple of instructions for the lunar module, but who will turn the language to call them girls? Although if we are talking about cars, he is probably right.

Even the most sophisticated modern cars with satellite navigation and adjustable suspension are quite logical. And the manuals for them are so thick that you cannot master them at once - you will have to take it with you on vacation. But I will risk the reputation of a real man and bring you an excerpt from the manual to the car I just drove. “To open the car outside, pull the door handle. When the door opens, the light in the cabin automatically lights up. ” How do you like that? I myself would never have guessed. We read further: “There are locks in the doors that can be locked from the outside using button 1 or from the inside using button 4. From the inside, the door can be opened by pulling the handle, regardless of the position of the lock button.” Amazing. And again: “Comfortable armrests on the doors.To open the window, twist the window lifter ”. Anyone who still believes that communism is good, I offer a thin but incredibly detailed guide to the Lada car translated into English. And I bought it not on the collapse. I found it in the glove compartment of a completely new car (which has been produced since 1977), and this car, as it were, is being sold in England. This is Niva, which means “wheat field” in Russian.

Mark Ki, representing Niva Imports in a funny Russian hat, took the trouble to import this best example of the achievements of the Soviet automobile industry. For the first time since the beginning of the 90s. You can buy a car for less than £ 10,000, it can be red, white or blue. And with a two-year warranty - provided that the owner will be serviced on the official service. Yeah, go in there with a Mercedes dealership ... Now Niva is only a left-hand drive, four-seater or van. They say the right-hand drive version is still being released, but you can only count on it when ordering from 500 cars. Mark has sold only six for the time being. Let's go back a little. Niva was released in 1977, and it became the first Lada model that wasn’t torn from the Italian sedan.Although a lot of fiatov’s remained under the hood, the all-wheel-drive system and the body were a brilliantly hand-made Lada. The model has earned a reputation as a reliable car, achieved success in off-road races and relished the owners of estates and other people who are not capable of irony.

Modern Niva updated in the spirit of the times. Its 1.7-liter gasoline engine is equipped with a fuel injection system, modern instruments, and “the aerodynamics of the front direction indicators are improved.” That's all, although there is a vague hint that the seat upholstery is now better. In all other respects, the Niva is a terrible junk. She has two keys: small and very small. Corrugated exterior door handles resemble Marina handles. Inside, keys and spins are randomly scattered, door handles are small and weedy, plastic is disgusting. The box lever is inconceivably far, and in the process of getting used to the car you have to fumble for a long time to find it. But most of all the memories are caused by the smell of the car interior of the eastern block: you will not mix it up with anything. No other political system has endowed their cars with such a distinctive flavor.To everyone who grew up in the 70s and 80s, he recalls the sullen types who advertise their loyalty to the communist party by driving an air-cooled Lada, Moskvich or Skoda. And they always looked like idiots, unless they went to Niva. Because for some reason Niva was considered normal. Probably, because Niva is quite a decent car. But we will first deal with asphalt, where it is unremarkable. The old school switchings are pleasantly mechanical, and the 80-hp engine is decently torquey and lively, although overclocking to a hundred turns into 17 seconds of fumbling through the box lever. Janitors tiny. The pleasure is the same as, for example, from Austin Maxi, but it is difficult to overcome the desire to wear a long coat and portray the foolish accent of the villain from Bondiana. But the stove works well. Of course.

On the roads Niva becomes quite a serious tool. This is a very simple car, and it seems that it can be disassembled and assembled in the evening. He has a permanent four-wheel drive and no nonsense like lockable couplings in the hubs of the front wheels. The lowering is switched on with a separate lever, there is a blocking of the center differential a la the old Land Rover, and there is no ABS and other intricacies.The car is completely mechanical and completely understandable. You can buy a hitch, winch, snorkel, kit for liftovki, etc. - and have a good time, screwing it all with your own hands. And that's what's interesting.

Recently, importer Mark went to his Niva on pokatushki, organized by the off-road magazine called “Ofroad-Kipets”. And although they met her skeptically, she overshadowed the larger and more complex jeeps. That does not surprise me at all. First, the car is light, 1210 kg is half a ton lighter than the most basic Defender 90. The tires are branded, under the Niva brand, obviously very special and expensive: narrow with a high profile. The experience of riding a Suzuki Jimny or my Samurai from a Bolivian journey suggests that this is very correct. After all, large and heavy SUVs are rapidly losing their abilities due to over-complication. So, on the role of technology for the farm or estate, which you buy once and for all and which gradually becomes part of the landscape, it suits all. Left-hand drive - not a problem, but only utilitarian interior, which can be cleaned from a hose, will delight those who drive on the real road.

A rare case - it fully meets its goal.A modern SUV is getting bigger, weight is growing, and more technology is needed to cope with it. I? Well, I live almost in the center of London. The roads here are sometimes broken, but not so bad. But I can't help but admire Niva. Here it is, with its indifferent Soviet bodywork on simple steel green or gray wheels (on this machine it depends on which side you are standing), and it looks just awesome. What it doesn’t take away is its charm.

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