[thechat] ripped from the headlines - a speedy newsstoryforMadhu

William Anderson neuro at well.com
Fri Aug 13 10:15:13 CDT 2004

Elfur Logadóttir wrote:
> .:| 
> .:| Here in India, it's sold as a "luxury car".
> Luxury car ... Lol
> Skoda has always been the cheep european car on the market
> Sold as poor man's european 
> (while of course hyundai and daewoo are still cheaper, but they're not
> european)
> Heh. That's different cultures for you.

After Škoda were bought by VW, they started using VW tech for next-gen Škoda 
products, i.e. the Fabia, Octavia, etc.  They really are good cars, although 
their previous reputation as shitboxes is played upon a lot by VW's 
marketing campaigns in the UK :)

But saying they've "always" been the cheap European car is a truth that's 
been eroded greatly in the past 5-10 years or so.

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