the 126 became the polski fiat, dont remember the lada badge
Well it looks like I have found the ideal Fiat 126, best see if I can find the cash to buy it now!
Am sure it will be a good little runnabout and not such a non starter like some of the ones people have owned. Watch this space..
Yes Martin, you are right! the 126 became Polski Fiat as it was done in Poland. I am a car enthusiast and Fiat cars are not worth a penny, the only good attractive in them is the price, same as for the French. These are disposable cars which after few years, they are good just for scrap as the expense for repair would be too high. Well Italians were always know to be good chefs but never as good engineers. Okay lets keep out the Ferrari aside, but that kinda car is giving you what you will be paying for.
If you want something similar to the 126, but reliable and long lasting, and you want something european, look at nothing accept a VW - Fox, Polo or Lupo - or a Skoda Fabia or seat Ibiza, which nowadays they are VW group!
Japanese are reliable too, but they tend not to be as fuel economical as the POLO.
My recommendation - STAY away from FIAT, CITROEN AND RENAULT. Peogeot are not bad, but I would still prefer most of all VW.