These are quirky cars. They are a bit compromised. It’s not the car for driving on the M1, although it handles better than a Suzuki Jimny, in my garage door remote app
Most come fitted with a towbar, and they’re brilliant at dragging feed garage door remote app up hills. A Niva can haul 5 tonnes, so you could pull a Caterham on a braked trailer. My weekends are taken up with Ladas. It’s much better than playing golf for letting off steam! I may be delivering cars all over the country, or preparing them at a yard I share in Erith.
A pre-delivery inspection and paperwork takes a couple of hours; I have to put in UK lightbulbs, a garage door remote app dial marked in mph. and remember basics such as topping-up oil and water. I am a classic car geek anyway. I have a ’73 VWBeetle Cabriolet, a2CV and anAlfa Spider. My son Felix likes to help on a Saturday morning he calls them ‘monster cars’ but I’m always petrified he’s going to damage the paintwork in his excitement.