The Skoda 120: "A Masterful Blend of Precision and Subtle Refinements"

Drew Phillips, eat your heart out
Drew Phillips, eat your heart out

Despite their ability to pull something like 4 million pageviews in a day, actually pay their staff, or even send them all over the world to cover car shows and the like, there’s a reason we’re glad we don’t write for Autoblog. It’s you (plural): dear readers. Jump to get to the point…


We can post a link to a sweet review of a Skoda 120 by a Czech publication that bills itself as “A Catalog of Trendiness, Masquerading as Deep Thought”, which may or may not be written entirely tongue-in-cheek, and we know you’ll love it. Were it posted over there, $5 says you’d have a “I want those 10 minutes of my life back” within the first 5 comments.

Anyway, go read Alex Zaitchik’s review of the Skoda 120, then come back and make us proud.
Hat tip to Alexi!

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  1. Deartháir Avatar

    I want those 10 minutes of my life back.
    Actually no, I love that review. The sheer exhilaration of hitting 60 km/h! I almost can't run that fast!
    Furthermore… Mr. Science, you're American, shouldn't "you (plural)" be "all y'all"? Isn't that the American term for it?

    1. scroggzilla Avatar

      Not necessarily. Our great country mangles the plural of you in other ways. For example, in the I-95 corridor from NYC to Philadelphia, "youz guyz" is the accepted nomenclature. In the Pittsburgh to Chicago rust belt, you'll hear a variations of "yinz guyz". It's a rich tapestry of linguistic clusterfuckery.

      1. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

        The plural of him? I'd think there would only be one way to say "Deartháirs".

        1. Deartháir Avatar


        2. PowerTryp Avatar

          To put that in a sentance "We need more Dearthairs on this planet"

  2. Maymar Avatar

    Clearly, this is a machine that has the performance and refinement of a Tatra T613, but in a more compact package suitable for an upscale urban lifestyle. A select few discerning enthusiasts in Canada had the privilege of buying one, about 20 years ago. I prefer the seductive lines of the 110R, but if one of those aforementioned enthusiasts were looking to sell their 120 to make room for a Garde or a classic Superb (which really is suitably named), I'd like to know,

  3. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

    …as for overconfident pedestrians, nothing teaches prudence like a lungful of oil-laden exhaust fumes!
    Sold. Right there. If my Volvo could do that… hey, wait a second, maybe…

  4. joshuman Avatar

    I read that and come back confused but happy. I spent a week in Prague a few years back and really enjoyed seeing these older Skodas parked on every street. Most of them were dirty but they look good in that ex-communist bloc sort of way. I even like the body styling. Maybe I'm crazy.