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    Re: Availabile with different trim options

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    Always good to consider the difficulties surmounted when anything is designed and built. As Mike says, given the hardships of post-war Europe - plus the lack of the Marshall Plan - the German Democratic Republic struggled along. Interesting film: "Goodbye, Lenin".

    The car was interesting, but what I actually laughed at was the guy doing the "evaluation". Acted more like a 15 year old trying to be funny in front of his junior high buddies.

    (Come to think of it, when I visited east Berlin in 1967, I remember the best bread and rolls I ever ate were at a small bakery near (I think) the Neues Museum, where we saw the bust of Nefertiti).

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    Re: Availabile with different trim options

    Some friends of mine bought a *used* Yugo back in the 1980s. As they were driving home, wife rolled down the passenger door window.

    Window fell out into the street.

    Transmission froze a few days later.

    But - it had reverse lights!
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    Re: Availabile with different trim options

    Quote Originally Posted by NutmegCT View Post
    Some friends of mine bought a *used* Yugo back in the 1980s. As they were driving home, wife rolled down the passenger door window.

    Window fell out into the street.

    Transmission froze a few days later.

    But - it had reverse lights!
    I once borrowed a Yugo from a co-worker when my car was in the shop back in the 80's. I didn't have any particular problems with the car for the short time I had it, but it sure felt like a cheaply made car. The doors were very thin and flimsy and everything about the interior felt cheap and flimsy.
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    Re: Availabile with different trim options

    Quote Originally Posted by Basil View Post
    Doug always does really fun car evaluations. And with tasty Brötchen aside, the Trabant is one of those cars (in my humble opinion) that makes the Yugo look desirable.
    Even a de-scoped low quality copy of a Fiat can make something look bad! ...I mean that will a full happy smile - both cars are total pieces of stuff we can't mention on this family friendly forum!!

    (P.S. I'm not so sure I want to put the broetchen aside... they might be better than both!)

    ((P.P.S. And how do you get an umlaut over the 'o'?))
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    Re: Availabile with different trim options

    Quote Originally Posted by Popeye View Post
    Even a de-scoped low quality copy of a Fiat can make something look bad! ...I mean that will a full happy smile - both cars are total pieces of stuff we can't mention on this family friendly forum!!

    (P.S. I'm not so sure I want to put the broetchen aside... they might be better than both!)

    ((P.P.S. And how do you get an umlaut over the 'o'?))
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    Re: Availabile with different trim options

    Quote Originally Posted by NutmegCT View Post
    Some friends of mine bought a *used* Yugo back in the 1980s. As they were driving home, wife rolled down the passenger door window.

    Window fell out into the street.

    Transmission froze a few days later.

    But - it had reverse lights!

    Yeah,but did the reverse lights work?


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    Re: Availabile with different trim options

    "Yeah,but did the reverse lights work?"

    We never knew. Once the transmission froze, you couldn't shift into reverse.



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    Re: Availabile with different trim options

    And the turn signals worked intermittently. First they were on, then they were off.... then they were on again, then they were off again.
    You get the picture
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    Re: Availabile with different trim options

    All things considered, off and on again was better since that could be seen as emergency flashers...

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    Re: Availabile with different trim options

    My dad's first foreign car was a 1958? Fiat 1100 TV. Had a fold-down rear seat converting the car into a sort of hatchback. Four-speed column shift. two-tone green. I borrowed it to drive up to Moosehead Lake in northern Maine for a fishing trip with a friend. En route, it stalled out several times - some rusty, sandy residue of something kept clogging the fuel filter and carburetor and I had to clean them out and keep going. That was some fishing trip. We caught brook trout and landlocked salmon. The biggest was just over six inches. Our guide said "You're just goin' for a boat ride". Car was traded a year or so later for a Lancia coupe. Another story for another day.

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    Re: Availabile with different trim options

    Quite a few years ago I had one of these when in high school, Austin, not this one of course but same model. You'd be surprised just how many kids could get in one! Ran it too hard one time and cracked the aluminum block just above the oil pan, no money to fix it and the junk man got it! Wish I had it today.
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