Other than the fact that they are both sedans i dont see a resemblance.
This is the best selling car in Ukraine. Lada Samara!
And here's a link to best selling cars in Ukraine and every other country on earth: http://bestsellingcarsblog.com/2012/...-back-up-to-4/
2012 Lada Samara
1984 VW Jetta
Coincidence? Yes the 30 year old VW is obviously better looking than that pos, but hey at least Lada is trying!
The 2009 refresh you posted is actually dead for 2012/13, I think? (the Chinese Jetta, not the Lada, which other than being boxy shares no resemblance to the VW).
I can see why you would think they're related... boxiness, wide C pillar, similar door handles. but other engineering details point that they are not the same- the rear door windows, the gas tank filler location, and the roof treatment.
I wish I could buy a car like the FAW Jetta. Before anyone says it: ZOMG SAFETY STANDARDS!
Simple, repairable design, you know it drives well, and the B3 Passat dash makes for a nicely updated interior with good ergonomics.
I'd rather have something based on a similar era Japanese car, though, like an AE92 Toyota Tazz or a BF Mazda 323 Sting from South Africa.
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Modern mk2 Jetta interior = 1993 Corrado dash w/ Euro under trays, mk3.5 cabriolets steering wheel & shift knob...
We've got plenty of that over in the Corrado forum
That Samara has been produced since 1994, so not exactly a new model.
Back in the day, it was called LADA 21099 and was available with a beast of a 1.5L 65HP engine.
Last edited by J-Tim; 10-09-2012 at 09:32 PM.
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