6/04/2007

If someone had told me ten years ago ...

I'm getting a new car and it is a Skoda.

I am of that age group that grew up with Skoda jokes and I never thought in a million years I'd own one, but I've been seduced by the new Fabia and those wonderful adverts.



To be honest, when I drove it, it was a lovely car, loads of features, handles well and projected resale values are excellent, so I can't go wrong and, with a baby on the way, it is a five door car.

The funny thing is though that the children I teach now, 12 year olds, have no idea that Skoda was the laughing stock joke of a car manufacturer. As far as they are concerned Skodas are cool, and the current advertising campaign only confirms that even more. One boy also told me that he could drive a Skoda rally car on his Playstation and that it is great, so it shows how perceptions can quickly change.
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And to think my last car was a two seater Fiat Barchetta !

7 comments:

Joan Antoine said...

This reminds me of a story I read somewhere of a gentleman who would not dream of being in a minivan much more to own one. That is until he has kids of his own. Then he realised that owning a minivan is much more comfortable for the kids and convenient and spacious than a sporty volkwagan.

Iain Dale said...

OMG, this cannot be true. I'm afraid there may have to be repurcussions...

Norfolk Blogger said...

Iain, aren't Audi part of VW like Skoda ?

Chris Paul said...

Touché!

dizzy said...

"I am of that age group that grew up with Skoda jokes and I never thought in a million years I'd own one"

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In other words of the age group that made ignorant jokes about the Skoda Estelle whilst it was winning the RAC Rally and beating the pants off everyone else.

Delicolor said...

At the risk (albeit miniscule) of Iain Dale blog-mocking me as well, I will own up to being on my fourth Skoda (two Felicias then two Octavias) and Wifey recently bought a Fabia.

At 49, I don't feel middle aged yet, although my body does.

motor rob said...

I totally agree. Skoda has surprised everone by re-inventing themselves. Although skoda jokes are still funny and if you want to hear some go to skoda jokes

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