Ah, wonderful memories for me. I had three Ladas, all purchased brand new. The first one was when I was living in Montreal in 1981. If I recall correctly, the price was just over $5,000, definitely the cheapest car, price-wise. You used to see Ladas all over Montreal at the time because they were very popular as taxi cabs. The next one was a Lada Niva purchased in Calgary which had been prominently displayed in the showroom. The third was again purchased in Montreal. By now, they had updated the design of the car to make it look like the more typical sedan style but this last one was disappointing because the quality was much poorer. The Ladas used to come with their own tool kit and I have even retained one of these. I also have a Lada branded key chain which the company had sent me, I believe as some promotion at the time. I may just sell that on eBay since I no longer have any Ladas.
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