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What kind of car do you recommend bringing to post, given the terrain, availability of parts, burglary/carjacking risks, etc.? What kind of car do you advise not to bring?

Anything is fine, though larger vehicles may be harder to park. - Jul 24, 2017
In Riga, you will see cars of all kinds - beat-up old Ladas, as well as huge, shiny Range Rovers, and even Jaguars and Rolls Royces on occasion. The roads are generally good throughout the country. We brought our Honda Civic and have had no problems at all. In the winter months, snow tires are required in Latvia, although all-weather tires meet this requirement. We used our all-weather tires last winter and had no problems. There are dealerships for many different car makes throughout the city. - Sep 21, 2016
I would bring something smaller for city parking purposes. But they don't really plow the roads in the winter, so 4-wheel-drive isn't a bad idea. - Jul 11, 2010
You will see some of the nicest cars in Riga. You don't need a 4x4. Repair shops for U.S. and foreign cars are available. Streets can be hard on the suspension. - Aug 23, 2008