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Hello FolksAs I have mentioned previously on a casual visit to our local Skoda (specialist) dealer I fell for a little (well middle-sized Yeti).
So what makes these rather sit up and beg boxy little cars so appealing.
Hardly an E type Jag or a Range Rover (usually with young blond) don't know where the money comes from. But I digress!
Seriously these cars have something that we people find very attractive what is it?
The last time I was really attracted to a car which had similar character was in 1967 and that car was a VW beetle. Why? Very similar characteristics to the Yeti an honest car very well built nothing fancy but all the equipment you need. A feeling of solidarity (after all silly Clarkson landed a helicopter on the roof)
Frankly I don't know but perhaps other people have ideas ? I should love to hear the forums comments so.
"What makes the Yeti Special Folks?
John
 

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I read this elsewhere and thought that it sums up the Yeti beautifully. I don't know who the original poster was but I think they hit the nail on the head:
"While Skoda gets most of the same powertrains and chassis as a SEAT, it is the ""sensible shoes""� of the VW Group. In my home country of the Czech Republic, their slogan is ""Simply Clever""�- and they back it up with a number of thoughtful, cheap and quite clever features that make you feel like they went above and beyond just scooping things out of VW's parts bin."
I can't agree more.
 

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I don't get it either, I think it looks weird, but I like it. I have had my Adventure for two weeks now and still keep peeking out the window at it.

I know, I'm a sad git.
 

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I think it's appeal is not just because it works well, but looks good as well. Sounds silly, but the frontal aspect is what makes it attractive, though precisely what it is about the Yeti's looks is hard to define.

Sad Git? I don't think so - I feel the same way. It must be something to do with enjoyment .
 

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Suzuki said:
I think if it need's explaining then you are never gonna get it.Just own and enjoy.

Hit the nail on the head!

Our only other comment is that when we had a test drive we were impressed with the build quality, seat comfort (for two well upholstered bums) and general layout inside. Lin, my other half, was not very keen on the Yeti until she drove it, and still misses being high up as we were in the Disco, she now has grown to love its quirky looks even though her daughter said it looks like Postman Pat has just got out


Guess its a good job we didn't get a red one.....
 

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Epicyclic said:
her daughter said it looks like Postman Pat has just got out


Guess its a good job we didn't get a red one.....

Give it a couple of weeks and Bwanamdevu will have found a Red Post Office Yeti picture from somewhere to post (pun not intended). Don't know how he does it - very impressive mind.
 

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Suzuki said:
I think if it need's explaining then you are never gonna get it.Just own and enjoy.
That works for me.
 

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Suzuki said:
I think if it need's explaining then you are never gonna get it.Just own and enjoy.

I'll drink to that, not too much at present though!
 

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Rolymo said:
Epicyclic said:
her daughter said it looks like Postman Pat has just got out


Guess its a good job we didn't get a red one.....

Give it a couple of weeks and Bwanamdevu will have found a Red Post Office Yeti picture from somewhere to post (pun not intended). Don't know how he does it - very impressive mind.
 

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Give it a couple of weeks and Bwanamdevu will have found a Red Post Office Yeti picture from somewhere to post (pun not intended). Don't know how he does it - very impressive mind

 

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I'm speechless . . . . . .


Come on Bwan - beat that . . . . over to you or anyone else for that matter.
 

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Nice one Graham
Can't see Pat 'cause of the reflection in the side window but where's Jess?

I've got to admit I did google for one but only came up with a red police car with stripes...
 

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johntech said:
The last time I was really attracted to a car which had similar character was in 1967 and that car was a VW beetle. Why? Very similar characteristics to the Yeti an honest car very well built nothing fancy but all the equipment you need.
I know what you mean,my Yeti makes me smile everyday.Talking of 1967 Beetles - this is my baby :)


 

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Interesting 'plate as *NP is Worcester so its travelled a bit and 666 the Devils number!

Looks well in that blue, an unusual colour? A very tidy unmolested example, it looks like your a VDub man through and through by you list...
 

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Epicyclic said:
Interesting 'plate as *NP is Worcester so its travelled a bit and 666 the Devils number!

Looks well in that blue, an unusual colour? A very tidy unmolested example, it looks like your a VDub man through and through by you list...
Yep, I always buy VW cars, I've had one SEAT thoughandmy Yeti is my firstSkoda. My experience with the Yeti has been much better than with the SEAT.

The Beetle is in it's original colour and has never seen a welding torch, the metal is all original German. It is a stock as can be. It hasn't even seen a radio, the original dash blanking plate is still in place... oh and yes, the car was registered in Worcester.
 

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Yep, I always buy VW cars, I've had one SEAT thoughandmy Yeti is my firstSkoda. My experience with the Yeti has been much better than with the SEAT.
The Yeti's our first Skoda too, the enemy did have a C reg Audi 80 some years ago, that was a darn good car.

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The Beetle is in it's original colour and has never seen a welding torch, the metal is all original German. It is a stock as can be. It hasn't even seen a radio, the original dash blanking plate is still in place... oh and yes, the car was registered in Worcester.

Ok, very nice - can't be many as good as that one about


I've a theory about buying cars, never buy from much further north of us (Worcester) and south of Bath, never from Wales and the East coast. All my best cars have come from within that area as they don't see much salt from when they are new and through-out their life.
 
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