James May drives the new Lada Niva
The Soviet workhorse is back from the dead. We send a nice chap called May to drive it
Posted: 22 Feb 2011
However, and at the risk of being branded a right poof, here is an extract from the owner's manual for the car I've just been driving.
"Pull up the door handle to open the door from the outside. The courtesy light comes on automatically when the door is opened." How about that? I'd have struggled to work that one out for myself. It goes on:
"The doors have locks, which can be engaged from outside using button 1, or from inside using button 4. From inside, the door can be opened by pulling the handle, irrespective of the lock button position."
This is amazing. And there's more:
"The doors have convenient arm rests. Rotate window winder to slide window down."