Still a Lada love in Lithuania

  • 1998-11-12
  • Paul Beckman
The nouveau riche of Lithuania may be cruising in Mercedes and Beamers, but off the main road, Paul Beckman found that the Zhiguli is still chugging along.The brands of automobiles tooling around on Vilnius' roads are about as varied as the flavors of chewing gum available in a kiosk. Volkswagens, Fords, Peugeots and even a few Toyotas huddle harmoniously together in just about any parking lot. Sprinkled among the Western and Japanese cars, however, are some from an earlier era that tend to pass unnoticed. Even if it is no longer considered chic by many, the bulky and broad Zhiguli, a produ...
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