Soviet Wheels: Lada Truck As the rest of the world is building pretty little princess pickups that will never see dirt, hardly ever haul a load, and rarely travel beyond the shopping mall; Russia is still building a small work truck. You know - to get shit done. So while Ford, Chevy, Dodge and even Toyota have left the "compact truck" market - you can still get an affordable, rugged, bare bones work truck from Lada . Ru. They are built just like back in the USSR circa 1978; when they first hit the work fields and delivery schedules. Still made in great quantity, No computers, on-board stereo, gps, or self-driving / parking capabilities. It simply shuns technology - exactly what I need.