It made just 58 horsepower, but weighed only 2,105lbs. Given the fact that Fiat’s own reputation for build quality when it came to the original 124 was pretty appalling, the VAZ-2101 was just bad, not terrible. The car got something of a facelift in 1980, and it began being exported as the Lada Riva, with both the make and model names being used for export models only. It was billed as a new model, but in truth it was still the same as the 2101. But the advantage of a communist-built copy of a 14-year-old Italian economy car is that it is very cheap, and a number were sold in Western Europe for several years.