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Old "Commie" cars

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 20 Jun 2012, 06:45
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Post 27 Feb 2013, 18:20
Any Soviet-Eastern Bloc automobile enthusiasts here?

One question..

What is the difference between a Lada and a Zhiguli? They both look rather similar. A Sputnik looks rather different than the Zhiguli and Lada. Is a Zhiguli just an improved version or vice versa?
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 06 Dec 2009, 23:17
Post 27 Feb 2013, 18:25
Zhiguli is the AvtoVAZ brand for the USSR and the domestic market and Lada is the export brand. Zhiguli sounds a bit like goolies which is supposedly the British slang for balls.
There's no difference between the two but i'd assume Ladas were better built.
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