Monday, January 12, 2015

What Am I? Seat Down

Welcome to another edition of DT's cure for the Monday morning blues -- What Am I?  Time to find a random picture of a car and you get to guess what it is.  Last week's puzzle was solved easily by DT's readers and the bonus round was also solved in a few minutes...OKAY...time to get serious. Here is a crappy picture of a car from a listing submitted by one of our regulars -- Gianni, please don't spoil the fun!  Just what am I anyway? 




Great job to K2 Mystery Car for correctly identifying this pile of junk as a Yugo -- specifically this 1991 Yugo offered for $575 as identified by Oldsmobuick.  Good job all!



22 comments:

  1. No clue, but let's see here...seat contour and that far door panel look French, design and that seatbelt retractor look no newer than '80s, there's minimal drop from the doorsill to the floor...

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  2. Could it be Yugo where I go?

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    1. Good guess?! Where ever Yugo, there you are.

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    2. History is made at night; character is what you are in the dark.

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    3. So history is when she hikes up her skirt and takes off her panties, character is when you say no?

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    4. Only if your name is John Bigboote.

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  3. Fleetwood T. BroughamJanuary 12, 2015 at 11:06 AM

    Yep, Yugo. I'd remember that seat material from anywhere, and besides my old Isuzu Trooper (now there's an awesome vehicle I may get you guys to search for one day), I can't remember many cars from the 80's that didn't bother to put a full interior door panel in (see the exposed red paint at top of door---that probably saved $0.25 per car).

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    1. Ah, I'm embarrassed.

      Obviously I haven't earned my belt in Yugo-fu.



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    2. Don't be. This ain't nothing to brag about - in fact, it's downright shameful that I knew what it was...

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    3. Re the Trooper - that was an HONEST vehicle. Even the second-generation version with Land Cruiser pretenses was a tough cookie.

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    4. I had a refrigerator white '91S, which is a funny description because that's precisely how it handled. Then I upgraded to an Eddie Bauer Explorer, which handled just as bad. Those were wise purchases and I have a bridge for sale if you believe me. The Trooper, while admittedly utilitarian and full of charm, rusted instantly on the stupidly designed rear doors as the carpet disintegrated and the 2.6 four banger wheezed its' way down the road. The motor finally grew tired with existing and died. I patched it up and traded it in on a Subaru for my wife. And yet I still have a soft spot for Isuzu.

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    5. Sorry, I'm referring to my 91 Trooper S.

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    6. Fleetwood T. BroughamJanuary 13, 2015 at 7:10 AM

      Maybe it's because I was in the Southeast (in a definitive non-salt-on-the-roads state), but my 1988 LS (in the awesome two-tone Blue/silver color scheme) was one of the most reliable vehicles I have ever had....yep, it was slow and noisy, but it was incredibly utilitarian.....one of the last of the true "function over form" vehicles IMHO.

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  4. Just saw this too late....I never knew you could sit so close to the floor in a sedan!

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  5. I'm just waiting for Kaibeezy to find the actual link!! ;>

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    1. you know, i freaking saw that one and didn't look more closely because it clearly wouldn't have blue seats - and it doesn't, now does it?

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  6. My Dad replaced cars frequently, never asking me what I supposed. I was just a kid but I subscribed to car magazines. He was shocked when I told him a Yugo was a commie Fiat, when I came over and he had just bought one.

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  7. Q: What do you call a Yugo at the top of a big hill?
    A: A miracle.

    Viva Zavodi Crvena Zastava!

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  8. This discussion of Yugo gets me to thinking.

    Is it any wonder that a knock-off of a Fiat 127 made in the Soviet Bloc would turn out bad? There's no surprise there. But what about a modern, current car that's slow, not that well made, not that inexpensive of a proposition in every which way, terrible to drive, horrendously cramped and uncomfortable from a huge German manufacturer that's generally associated with luxury and quality (arguable, I know)?

    I would propose that the smart fortwo is the new Yugo. They couldn't even afford capitalization, for Christopher's sake...

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