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#1109: The Yugo in the Living Room

Original Air Date: 02.26.2011

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This week on Car Talk, another voice rises in defense of the much-maligned Yugo, with a novel argument that's hard to counter: How many other cars could you protect by garaging in your living room? Then it's off to Rochester, where Jeannie is getting a very sweet and very expensive smell of maple syrup in her Lexus, and to Maryland, where Kristopher's girlfriend refuses to turn on the heat in her Golf, thanks to some misguided advice from dear old Dad. Also, an innocently dinged door raises a question of parking ethics for Eric in Minnesota, and, on Stump the Chumps, did Gaelen's dad take the fall for his sputtering Audi? All that, and lots more, this week on Car Talk.

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A benefit of owning a Yugo? You can bring it in at night. In... to the living room!

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Eric-Parking in lots

by Gwink

In defense of Eric and the vehicle parked next to him, these parking lots are being designed for only SMALL cars---not work trucks and the sort of vehicles some people actually "need." Where are they to park? This country, and especially the "Left coast" where I live, seem to be anti-working class now. Why don't the parking lot "engineers" give equal space to these work vehicles as well? They already have spaces marked as "For compact cars only." They can mark them "For work trucks only."

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A Yugo... in the living room?

Here's one advantage that a Yugo has over most other cars.

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