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Old 7 May 2005
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Traveling the world in Lada Niva

I was thinking about traveling the world in Niva. It's not expensive viachle like defender or land cruiser but i thing you can have confidence in it. Thay said that is one of the best 4*4 viachle in Europe. I know that it can carry only 400 kg but for two persons and luggage its enough.
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If you have one in good shape, and take care with it, why not. Friends of me did Belgium to Kirgizia and back with 3 in a Niva. All went well.

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They are tough little vehicles - a Dutch friend of mine drove one through a river and sucked water into the engine (you crazy Dutch guys !) - he realised just in time and turned the engine off - we then winched it out - very deep - nearly to the roof !!! pulled the spark plugs out, turned the engine over - water spraying out of the plug holes - not good - we let it dry for ten minutes, put the plugs back in and it started first time ! he drove home and changed the oil - with no problems afterwards...
Travel light and slow and you will be fine. Dobberdan
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I love my Ladas!
If you come to Australia I highly reccomend Lada Parts Australiasia. Good service, great parts and fast shipping.
I ave 2 Niva 1600s, but am figuring on selling one soon. Too many vehichles.
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