You’ve probably never thought of the US automotive market as being lucky for having gotten the Yugo, but it was a damn S-Class compared to the Lada Riva. Ok, that might have been a slight exaggeration, but the fact remains that the Riva was a very special kind of awful. The Yugo was actually based on an old Fiat
, the 127, but the Riva is based on the even older 124. So you could think of the Riva as an older version of the Yugo which Lada didn’t even pretend to put together properly.