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    Default An unusually good article for Aussie motoring journalism

    http://news.drive.com.au/drive/motor...110-1n8s8.html

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    Umm.... I respectfully suggest that any journalist who can't say what them mean without using the following quote might need to take a refresher course.

    "Audi has already very successfully introduced the modular longitudinal tool kit and the first [VW] vehicles based on the modular transverse tool kit will be coming soon [see breakout]. The tool kits allow us to harness synergies across segments and become even more flexible in design and production.
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    At the start of the same paragraph there was the dreaded "Going forward...." AAAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exfrogger View Post
    Umm.... I respectfully suggest that any journalist who can't say what them mean without using the following quote might need to take a refresher course.
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    At the start of the same paragraph there was the dreaded "Going forward...." AAAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!
    steady on, chaps, the journo is quoting a VW exec in both instances.
    i was more amused to discover there is a model of Skoda called a "Yeti".
    better tell Arthur C Clark....

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    So it is true, all those cars really are "just like a golf" ?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omAwEPbHmV0

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qwz_4wmF-4
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    There is indeed a Skoda Yeti
    http://www.skoda.fr/modele/skoda-yeti
    which is a competitor to the Dacia Duster from Renault.
    Yeti is the Czech for a beer-gut.
    That is why the car is named after an Abdominal Showman.
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    how funny! good information...
    it seems like maybe the name Yeti for the himilayan myth might have come from the czech word?
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    The Yeti isn't a cheap car over here. Well the entry level is cheap, but it's a 1.2 litre 77kw front wheel drive car. I'm sure I read on here the Duster is one of Renault's most profitable cars (in terms of percentage of costs). If it's priced like a Yeti overseas, and given Skoda's relatively premium pricing here, could be extremely profitable for Renault to sell here.

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    The Duster is a winner here but it has only just been produced in RHD. It is also production limited apparently but the new version for 2013 should soon be available. It is being launched in the UK at 9000 pounds.
    http://www.rushlane.com/uk-auto-mark...r-1243111.html
    The list price of the Yeti there is 15,000 pounds.
    The Duster comes with a smaller footprint!
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