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2010 Škoda Yeti 1.8 TSI Elegance [Typ 5L]

2010 Škoda Yeti [Typ 5L] in Top Gear, Non-fiction TV, 2002-2014 IMDB Ep. 16.01

Class: Cars, Van / MPV — Model origin: CZ

2010 Škoda Yeti 1.8 TSI Elegance [Typ 5L]

[*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

Comments about this vehicle

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Star Wars Fanatic EN

2011-01-27 02:02

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[Image: 284487-Skoda_Yeti_2.jpg]

chicomarx BE

2011-01-27 02:04

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Skoda.co.uk was actually down due to excess traffic after JC's declaration of love for the Yeti.

See Link to "briskoda.net"

Sandie SX

2011-01-27 02:41

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1.8 TSI Elegance according to webuyanycars.

I was sure this new series started next week :(

dsl SX

2011-01-27 03:14

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JC started this feature quite well with a convincing case for why he liked the Yeti and then just lost the plot with increasingly stupid and pointless stunts which became more and more desperate. The helicopter-landing-on the-roof finale was pathetic.

wickey SK

2011-01-27 09:25

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I think it kinda proves the ridiculous point in comparing cars in style some people do.
My Skoda is better than you Maybach, because it is for 5 people etc.

I believe JC was being quite a lot ironic.

m.pfaffeneder DE

2011-01-27 14:51

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I think JC is right with his opinion, that the Yeti is a really good car. Surely the car isnīt faster than a Ferrari, but itīs fast enough with this 160 hp engine. It is by all means better than the VW Tiguan. Itīs more spacious, more agile and it costs much less than the VW.

-- Last edit: 2011-02-05 12:54:12

chris40 UK

2011-01-27 15:47

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I've suspected for quite a while that buying a Škoda is a cheap way of buying a Volkswagen ... but with better quality.

TheHeartbreakKid15 EN

2011-01-27 21:51

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The vehicle details for OY59 JZJ are:

Date of Liability 01 03 2011
Date of First Registration 01 09 2009
Year of Manufacture 2009
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1798CC
CO2 Emissions 189g/Km
Fuel Type Petrol
Export Marker Not Applicable
Vehicle Status Licence Not Due
Vehicle Colour BLUE
Vehicle Type Approval M1

ShantJ US

2011-02-04 19:16

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I'd love one, but Skodas aren't sold here.

ingo DE

2011-02-04 19:20

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Nowadays the rates for shipping cars over that Atlantic are low, so the costs are no problem fore the import - but what's up with passing the US traffic-registration-laws?
The choice is big: Link to "suchen.mobile.de"

Gag Halfrunt UK

2011-02-04 20:11

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It's almost impossible to take an existing car and bring it into compliance with US regulations if it was not originally designed to meet them. In 1993, a company called CXA managed to "federalize" the Citroen XM. They had to make 200 modifications to each car, the price ended up at over $50,000 and they sold less than twenty cars.
http://www.citroenet.org.uk/foreign/usa/90-01.html
Link to "forum.imcdb.org"
http://www.citroen-ca.com/USA.html#anchor116305

ingo DE

2011-02-04 20:33

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But there is the possibility to get a registration for classic cars. How old they had to be for that?
There are such rules, because the three actially K 70, known in the USA, got an US-registration without bigger problems (the last import was in 2001, brought from Germany by an retired serviceman)
The best of the three:
http://germancarsforsaleblog.com/1972-volkswagen-k70-sedan/
http://wn.com/Our_USA_VW_K70
(now owned by a in the USA well-known VW-collector)

I just cannot find a pic from the marathonmetallic car from New Jersey. @rljuna2: on that K 70 someone had once mounted side reflectors ;) And a lookalike "US-bumper" - nothing more than using the holders for the 1974-Sweden-version (bigger distance for the lamp washer-system) :)

Gag Halfrunt UK

2011-02-04 20:43

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To get in under the classic car exemption the car has to be twenty-five years old or more. (Canada has a similar rule with fifteen years as the minimum).

I've found an article that covers all the rules for importing non-compliant cars into the US:
Link to "www.motivemag.com"

ingo DE

2011-02-04 20:47

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Very informative, thanks for that.

G-MANN UK

2011-02-04 20:49

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I wonder if he genuinely liked this car or he was just trying to be funny.

m.pfaffeneder wrote but itīs fast enought with this 160 hp engine.


0-60 in 8 seconds is impressive for something that looks like this (and only has a 1.8 litre engine)

-- Last edit: 2011-02-04 20:52:46

Sandie SX

2011-02-04 21:13

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m.pfaffeneder wrote I think JC is right with his opinion, that the Yeti is a really good car. Surely the car isnīt faster than a Ferrari, but itīs fast enought with this 160 hp engine. It is by all means better than the VW Tiguan. Itīs more spacious, more agile and it costs much less than the VW.


Yes but you can actually get a Tiguan this year unlike the Yeti.

It's worth mentioning that even before Clarkson hailed it the Yeti had a massive waiting list. Now it has a waiting list Ferrari or Aston Martin would kill for.

It is probably the best car in this crossover segment.

Apparently at least two cars were used.


-- Last edit: 2011-02-04 21:18:29

tali UK

2011-02-05 00:31

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If 4WD and sporty diesel performance is not needed then something like a Fiat Cubo would be far more practical in every sense than the Yeti

ingo DE

2011-02-05 12:17

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@Sandie: a few days ago there was a press-notice by Volkswagen: it's not possible any more to order a new Tiguan for this MY. All dealers are informed, not to make any contracts any more.
The plant's capacity is full until the summer-vacations. After them the new version will be released.

m.pfaffeneder DE

2011-02-05 12:53

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@ingo and Sandie: This is the new VW Tiguan: Link to "www.autobild.de"

Looks quite nice, actually.

chicomarx BE

2012-02-02 21:26

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Adding [Typ 5L] chassis code for the Yetis.

Lateef NO

2012-02-02 21:41

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Wow, we only have three on the site? This is quite a common car in my country.

93montero

2012-02-03 07:10

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m.pfaffeneder wrote @ingo and Sandie: This is the new VW Tiguan: Link to "www.autobild.de"

Looks quite nice, actually.


Are you talking about the streetlamp behind it?

chicomarx BE

2012-02-03 21:42

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The Tiguan looks the same as the whole VW range, it's becoming bland. The Yeti at least manages to have a distinctive look.

ingo DE

2012-02-03 23:12

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@m.pfaffeneder: I know it, my wife thought about one, but the price is too high. She already made the most economic choice: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/577/img0520vy.jpg/

@93montero: this pic was made in the USA, the architecture in the background is not European.

@chicomarx: three weeks ago I'd been with an external expert to a claims-review. By entering his car I said "Oh, the brand new Tiguan?" - "Hum. No. It's the Touareg" :whistle: So bland they are...

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