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Old 06-09-2008, 09:36 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ttoyoda View Post
At first I thought that a bit harsh, but then I realized that the people who had no other choice in what car to drive were not flying on airplanes either. There was a waiting list of years for Trabants in the soviet bloc. Eastern europeans who managed to get over the border (into free europe) in them parked them and walked away.
Exactly. They were successful, because that's all there was. There's lots of good reasons they were abandoned, and seem to all have been turned into art cars since.

Soviet-era cars were mostly all Trabant-like (e.g., Lada, ZAZ, etc.), save for those reserved for the Party (GAZ, Tatra, etc.).

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