Lots of people will talk ****, but I am from ukraine. The Niva is a beast. Its literally the communist wrangler. It will go through and drive through anything. My uncle uses it as his hunting vehicle. Most of the road infrastructure is nowhere near the US's or Canada's and these things are in their element. I doubt many people have had much encounter with them. They talk about how ****ty they are, yet I know old men with some from the 60's and 70's showroom condition with thousands of miles packed on them. They aren't fast or agile but they will mobilize you.
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