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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:56 am Post subject: Reply with quote

DeLorean_4 wrote:
The Lada C Class is so wrong. Just re-release the Signet and I'll be happy.


Here is the 2002 new "Signet" concept:




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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:37 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks nothing like the Signet, and the taillights are stolen from the Chrysler 300C.... but I like it.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:10 am Post subject: Reply with quote

DeLorean_4 wrote:
It looks nothing like the Signet, and the taillights are stolen from the Chrysler 300C.... but I like it.


How about this? Smile It's more realistic concept - minor changes in front and tail. Anyway I don't have quality pics Sad

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:42 am Post subject: Reply with quote

I like that one SLIP Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:09 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yeah, I'd seriously buy that.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 7:57 am Post subject: Reply with quote

That last one looks like they slapped a Ford Escape front end on a Lada -

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 2:52 am Post subject: ??? Reply with quote

is it possible that there can be found more ladas in canada than in the usa?? an why it is so?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:03 am Post subject: Reply with quote

Peer - the reason there are a lot more Ladas in Canada is because they were officially sold there from 1980-1998 by Lada Canada. There must have been thousands of Ladas sold during that period, and many survived. As for USA - Ladas were never sold here, and the only way to get one was to import a 25 year-old (or older) one as a "classic car".
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 2:15 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

what a shame for the united states...... Rolling Eyes Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:41 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

It might be a shame and it might not be. Depending on how you look at it.

Looking back on it could you only imagine what would have happened if they were officially sold in the U.S.? Base model three door Samara hatchback sold in Canada NEW for $6,999 CDN in 1996.

Factoring in an approx. 1996 exchange rate of $1.35 CDN = $1.00 U.S. they might have sold in the U.S. for about $5,185

Not a bad price considering a base sunfire/cavalier in 1996 retailed for around $11,500 as did the Ford Escort LX sedan, 1996 Honda Civic EX at around $16,000, 1996 Three door Hyundai Accent comes closer to it at around $8,800, 1996 Nissan Sentra was around $14,500, Saturn SL1 came in around $12,200, Suzuki Esteem GL $11,300.

Lada might have sold a high volume of units in the States based on price alone (Which is a fact!!!)... Or it could have failed dismally because a LARGE portion of the population is getting to the point where they expect Sears Craftsman Quality but thinking they can get it at Walmart NO NAME TUFF TOOLS prices.
Lada's were tuff, Pretty reliable, and cheap and a lot of people would not buy it for the fact of it's simplicity. Not enough bells and whistles to brag to the neighbors about. (God Forbid!!! Most Lada's didn't even come with cup holders let alone ABS, power steering or A/C Shocked)
How horrendous that you might actually have to Roll down the window and actually put some thought into what you were doing behind the steering wheel without TRAC. CONTROL because people are too heavy on the throttle in adverse conditions, ABS for those going too fast into an icy intersection or following too close, Air bags so when you finally WAD UP your ride cause you were fiddle jerking with the nav system instead of paying attention you DON"T get killed which ultimately turns into the crux of the problem "There is no incentive to drive carefully because you know you would probably survive a road incident" So RACE to those red lights... Don't use your signals.... cut off a semi when he has the right of way.... Give the one finger salute to the speed limit and WAD UP brother... It's one less of ya I have to deal with.

I forgot what the whole point of this was Mad oh well... I'll just post it anyways.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:15 am Post subject: Reply with quote

I apologize for the previous post... Rough week on the highways Embarassed
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 3:12 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking back, that hatchback prototype looks an awful lot like the Zenn electric car (www.zenncars.com). Come to think of it, the car's steering wheel looks alot like that of a Lada, and the company says it imports its bodies from Europe... I wonder if it's a Lada or at least Russian.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 1:17 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

It's great to know that lada might be brought back to canada I'll look forward to see those an new in dealers lot
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:32 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd love to, one day, start a business out of converting cars to run on electricity most likely using Ladas because of their obscurity in North American, light weight, low cost and good looks.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 7:27 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

the latest news is that renault is about to buy a25% stake in autovaz.
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