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Crossover Tops'n'Flops. And some Boobs.

Ok, first part of the post is for some of the car freaks. Two cars that attracted my attention in the past few weeks. The first one, definitely in Tops class, is Škoda Yeti, neat little industrial so called SUV. Its design is telling exactly what it should for this class of cars. On the other side, BMW 5 GT, really doesn't know what its message. A mixture of coupe, hatchback, van, limousine, trailer? Definitely the Flop of the car season 2009/2010. No doubt it will sell well though. Money and Chic very often don't go together well.




And for not that tin can challenged part of my flist. French and Saunders. I am almost certains I've posted this before, but still....

I think I need new spectacles... *wink*




Comments

gorkabear
Jun. 17th, 2009 09:15 pm (UTC)
LOL
An unfortunate name of the car. The less sporty version is called "Roomster"
dan4behr
Jun. 17th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
Egads!!! I just googled the Roomster!!!

How can it be related to the Yeti?!? It's positively frightful!
Worse than the BMW! Talk about ugly! (at least to me....)

What were they thinking?
paterson_si
Jun. 18th, 2009 12:20 am (UTC)
Roomster is..... different. :)
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dan4behr
Jun. 18th, 2009 02:46 am (UTC)
I'd seen the Avantime (or was it the VelSatis?) a while back on Top Gear.
I give it a pass just because it's....French :)
paterson_si
Jun. 18th, 2009 10:16 am (UTC)
They were not really pretty, I have to say. :)
gorkabear
Jun. 18th, 2009 06:43 am (UTC)
I think that the general idea of the car is good but the execution is meh.

The Yeti does look better, but it's a pampered Roomster.

I think that Skoda has currently the best two sedans in Europe, the Octavia and the Superb. Think about 30% cheaper Passats with the same quality. All taxis here are those two models and they're very satisfied with them.
fba
Jun. 18th, 2009 08:12 am (UTC)
If I was to replace my Civic it would probably with an Octavia RS (probably the tourer) as the Accord is meh and the new Civic is a bit marmite (and I find they feel big to drive, but with a cramped cabin). A wolf in reps clothing is the Octavia RS...
gorkabear
Jun. 18th, 2009 08:50 am (UTC)
You can even get that with the 170hp TDI engines, with more torque than most gas V6 available in the US
paterson_si
Jun. 18th, 2009 10:16 am (UTC)
YAY for Octavia RS! :)
fba
Jun. 18th, 2009 10:54 am (UTC)
I took a look at the website - *big* mistake, I'm now lusting after the Limited Edition Graphite Octavia VRS... I don't need a new car as I have nowhere to drive it!
paterson_si
Jun. 18th, 2009 11:45 am (UTC)
But it looks cool, right? :)
fba
Jun. 18th, 2009 11:54 am (UTC)
Just a wee bit...
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paterson_si
Jun. 18th, 2009 12:21 am (UTC)
Maybe it should be called Hunky? :)
gorkabear
Jun. 18th, 2009 06:39 am (UTC)
Mmm...
Honestly, I'm no master in naming cars.