Views & Reviews From the Frontline

Ladas and MOTs

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39461.484132.59 (Published 17 January 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:160
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
  1. destwo{at}yahoo.co.uk

    I once owned a Soviet Lada Riva—it seemed like a good deal. The mats didn’t fit, it skidded at 10 mph going round corners, and, for a car built for the Siberian wastes, it never started in the cold. But it was a good way to meet my neighbours, who helped to push it every morning. One day an engine fire blazed my Lada to Valhalla, despite regular servicing check ups and an MOT test. I was glad.

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