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fck PL (4803)

2011-10-30 16:14

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@Rinspeed, the BAZ Skoda Locusta didn't appear on the Skoda page, smth messed up.

Rinspeed FR (7403)

2011-10-30 16:17

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because you or another ad correct Skoda with an accent in the main page and it don't want an accent in the main page. Corrected

fck PL (4803)

2011-10-30 16:47

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OK, thx!

JFK CZ (376)

2015-09-26 16:26

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Thanks to my "great" internet I cant edit nothing in engine section. 1202 have its second engine to year 1973, not 1971.

Desscythe17 UK (8346)

2015-09-26 17:31

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JFK wrote Thanks to my "great" internet I cant edit nothing in engine section. 1202 have its second engine to year 1973, not 1971.

Edited it for you.

JFK CZ (376)

2015-09-26 17:35

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Desscythe17 wrote
Edited it for you.

Thx :)

JFK CZ (376)

2015-11-18 19:08

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Are cars like this allowed? For comparsion it is like Volkswagen Transporter - it can be panel van, but it can be as normal minivan too.

Rinspeed FR (7403)

2015-11-18 19:41

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JFK wrote Are cars like this allowed? For comparsion it is like Volkswagen Transporter - it can be panel van, but it can be as normal minivan too.

as minivan yes

JFK CZ (376)

2015-11-18 20:23

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Rinspeed wrote
as minivan yes

thx for quick response :)

JFK CZ (376)

2016-01-10 23:09

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This video made me so angry. They cant even spell Škoda right, they are saying that in 1950s there was only one model (compare it to 1950-1959 Skoda page) and they are blaming Škoda for having rear defroster swith on convertible, when there is no defroster on rear window. Apparently they missed the fact that last factory Skoda convertible rolled out of line in 1964 and all other cabrios are just 3rd party conversons, so it is not a Skoda problem that western company is too lazy to remove the switch. If I am not mistaken in 1966 the Lamborghini Miura was released (2 years after 1st rear engined Skoda), and nobody was making fun out of it. Why? If I understand correctly that logic, everything regardless its qualities and advantages from eastern bloc was, is and it will be just a bad product.

Desscythe17 UK (8346)

2016-01-10 23:29

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JFK wrote This video made me so angry. They cant even spell Škoda right, they are saying that in 1950s there was only one model (compare it to 1950-1959 Skoda page) and they are blaming Škoda for having rear defroster swith on convertible, when there is no defroster on rear window. Apparently they missed the fact that last factory Skoda convertible rolled out of line in 1964 and all other cabrios are just 3rd party conversons, so it is not a Skoda problem that western company is too lazy to remove the switch. If I am not mistaken in 1966 the Lamborghini Miura was released (2 years after 1st rear engined Skoda), and nobody was making fun out of it. Why? If I understand correctly that logic, everything regardless its qualities and advantages from eastern bloc was, is and it will be just a bad product.

Well, it's Top Gear. The moment you take it seriously, you won't enjoy it anymore.

JFK CZ (376)

2016-01-10 23:35

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Desscythe17 wrote
Well, it's Top Gear. The moment you take it seriously, you won't enjoy it anymore.

The old Top Gear was supposed to be serious, no?

Desscythe17 UK (8346)

2016-01-11 00:10

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JFK wrote
The old Top Gear was supposed to be serious, no?

I don't know, I never watched it. They probably meant that all Skodas in the 1950s were based off one model. And yes, western countries have been making fun of Eastern Bloc cars for a very long time. When most European countries change a car every couple of years, it seems strange how for example Lada and pre-Volkswagen Skoda kept producing cars for more than 10 years without changing much. Of course, cheaper cars sold very well in the Eastern Bloc, but the same cars being exported to Western Europe seemed just ridiculous, as people wanted cutting edge technology and designs, not a very cheap means of transport. I think nowadays there is more unity though, (one Europe instead of "Western", "Eastern", "Southern" Europe) and Skoda in particular (also Dacia) made huge advancement, resulting in them becoming serious competitors to other brands.

JFK CZ (376)

2016-01-11 01:25

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Desscythe17 wrote

I guess main thing that differed east from west was, that on west the car was just consumer goods. If your car got too old, you would probably sell it for 1/4 of price or it went to scrapyard, because it is not built like cockroach. On the other hand, in east cars were a luxurious thing, that you must waited even years (Trabi in DDR - 14 years or so), and people were capable to fix broken things in home. Because of that, cars werent much advanced, but they could take a lot more. Pair of pretty much standard Trabis went trough whole Africa and South America (that time in company of Polski Fiat). Yes, there were breakdowns, but the crew always managed to fix the issues in middle of literally nowhere.

My point is, that there were two ways of doing cars, and both ways should be equaly measured. And not make a fun about one or another.

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