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Old 16th October 2009, 21:17   #16
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If someone came here to pick models, he would be seriously confused. Almost every women is model-material. I could go on, but then this thread is supposed to be about the cars in Serbia.
in that case, please open another thread
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Old 16th October 2009, 21:22   #17
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1) A cute-looking Zastava
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2) Front view
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3) An Audi -A5. There are so many Audis here. And almost all in black. Love them.
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4) A Punto (rear lights remind me of the Indica). Lots of Fiats here.
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5) A Honda - Hondas are rare here, not sure why. Notice how it is parked - most of the car on the pavement and a little of the rear on the road.
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6) An Optra, Logan, a Nissan hatch and a Swift parked side-by-side.
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7) A Cruiser
The Serbian car scene - You have it all here.-dsc02433.jpg

8) A Jeep.
The Serbian car scene - You have it all here.-dsc02440.jpg

9) The Smart
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10) Mini Cooper.
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Old 16th October 2009, 23:04   #18
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1) This car is almost always parked opposite my hotel. Not sure what make / model it is.
The Serbian car scene - You have it all here.-dsc02358.jpg

2) A Nissan hatch.
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3) A Peugeot 309. Wasn't the same model released in India ?
The Serbian car scene - You have it all here.-dsc02372.jpg

4) Our own i10. I even saw an i30 here - was expecting it to be a sedan, but it was just a longer i20.
The Serbian car scene - You have it all here.-dsc02373.jpg

5) The Oktavia - it's all over the place here.
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6) The Suzuki Jimny.
The Serbian car scene - You have it all here.-dsc02379.jpg

7) The Chevy Spark, same as back home. A favourite hatch here.
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8) A Ford hatch.
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9) The Suzuki Grand Vitara.
The Serbian car scene - You have it all here.-dsc02382.jpg

10) A Yugo
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Is the Ford hatch the Ka? It sure looks ugly!
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Is the Ford hatch the Ka? It sure looks ugly!
Yup that hatch is the Ford Ka.

Also the Nissan hatch is the Nissan Micra. The next generation of which is supposed to be for India as well.

The Ford ikon hatch is actually the Ford fiesta older version. The ikon is based on the old gen Fiesta and is just the sedan version of the same.

The sedan version was never launched in europe and was india specific.
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1) This car is almost always parked opposite my hotel. Not sure what make / model it is.
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Looks like the Vauxhall/Opel Tigra last gen.
Nice to see a mix of Indian/Japanese, European and American cars all in pnce place!
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Default A Vespa, another menacing Peugeot and an all-iron antique

1) A Vespa scooter with a windshield.
The Serbian car scene - You have it all here.-dsc02494.jpg

2) A Toyota SUV
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3) Another Mini - looked good in yellow.
The Serbian car scene - You have it all here.-dsc02502.jpg

4) This one is all metal - a relic from some era, now parked in a park.
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5) Another Toyota SUV
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6) The Kia Picanto - I guess it is just the Santro sold under the Kia brand.
The Serbian car scene - You have it all here.-dsc02519.jpg

7) The Renault Twingo hatch.
The Serbian car scene - You have it all here.-dsc02520.jpg

8) Another menacing and hot-looking sedan from Peugeot. I am falling in love with Peugeot cars after seeing the wide range of them here, and with most of them looking so hot.
The Serbian car scene - You have it all here.-dsc02528.jpg

9) Another view of the same Peugeot.
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10) Not sure what brand Jeep this is. Arka would maybe like this one.
The Serbian car scene - You have it all here.-dsc02531.jpg

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hey you mistook the volvo in the 2nd picture of the previous post as the toyota suv
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Our own Sonata (old one)
The Serbian car scene - You have it all here.-dsc02369.jpg

The Toyota Yaaris ?
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The Swift - pretty common here.
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A nice Suzuki bike.
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A desi-jugad.
The Serbian car scene - You have it all here.-dsc02395.jpg

Don't know what car this is - like a boat
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Our very own Lancer
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The Hyundai Getz
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Chevy Spark - a favourite hatch here
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The Citroen C4 hatch
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Don't know what car this is - like a boat
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Congrats..you spotted a legendary car...the CitroŽn DS!
Citro√ęn DS - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

And the "Jeep" is certainly a Defender...LR Defender 110 maybe.

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1) A cute-looking Zastava
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2) Front view
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3) An Audi -A5. There are so many Audis here. And almost all in black. Love them.
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in the back ground you can spot a logan as well as a hyundai verna.

4) A Punto (rear lights remind me of the Indica). Lots of Fiats here.
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5) A Honda - Hondas are rare here, not sure why. Notice how it is parked - most of the car on the pavement and a little of the rear on the road.
Attachment 211122

6) An Optra, Logan, a Nissan hatch and a Swift parked side-by-side.
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the nissan hatch is a Micra

7) A Cruiser
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its a chrysler PT cruiser.


8) A Jeep.
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thats a a jeep cherokee.


9) The Smart
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smart fortwo to be precise

10) Mini Cooper.
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1) This car is almost always parked opposite my hotel. Not sure what make / model it is.
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2) A Nissan hatch.
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a nissan micra again

3) A Peugeot 309. Wasn't the same model released in India ?
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yes it was the same model that was sold here

4) Our own i10. I even saw an i30 here - was expecting it to be a sedan, but it was just a longer i20.
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the i30 has to be the replacement for the elantra.

5) The Oktavia - it's all over the place here.
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6) The Suzuki Jimny.
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7) The Chevy Spark, same as back home. A favourite hatch here.
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8) A Ford hatch.
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thats a ford ka.

9) The Suzuki Grand Vitara.
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10) A Yugo
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1) A Vespa scooter with a windshield.
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2) A Toyota SUV
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thats a volvo XC90.

3) Another Mini - looked good in yellow.
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4) This one is all metal - a relic from some era, now parked in a park.
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5) Another Toyota SUV
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this is a toyota RAV4



6) The Kia Picanto - I guess it is just the Santro sold under the Kia brand.
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7) The Renault Twingo hatch.
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8) Another menacing and hot-looking sedan from Peugeot. I am falling in love with Peugeot cars after seeing the wide range of them here, and with most of them looking so hot.
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9) Another view of the same Peugeot.
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10) Not sure what brand Jeep this is. Arka would maybe like this one.
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this is not a jeep. it is a Land Rover Defender.

mate, you've done what i did when i went to US. i too got excited on seeing the cars there and went clicking away. in fact I recommend you to start up a thread about Serbia and life in serbia. AFAIK,nobody has been to serbia. a travelogue will be interesting.
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The Toyota Yaaris ?
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Its Toyota Auris, basically the hatch version of Altis sold here i.e. its hatch version of Corolla. The same car is sold in Japan as Blade with 3.5 V6. The V6 is the same V6 offered in Camry in US.

2) The Toyota SUV is XC90, a very safe car. Read somewhere that it does not have a single fatality record.

3) The second SUV is Toyota RAV4.

3) The menacing Peugeot 407 and the 408 is about to replace it next year. Peugeot is a very strong brand in EU. The cars are very nice looking, safe, but heavy.

4) The 309 is the same version as we had here. This car has got excellent ride and handling even today. In India, 309 can teach most cars in Rs. 7-12 lakh segment how to combine ride and handling even today. Globally Peugeot is known to give good handling cars that are good to drive along with Ford. The rear suspension setup was one of its kind space saving setup, and only 805 at that time did not have that space saving setup.
I remember Hormazd Sorabjee, currently editor of ACI, covering initial drive of 309 in AutoIndia. The peugeot 309 was a red colored one, and even had the headlight height adjustment available ( which was made mandatory in Indian just in 2005 ). Horomazadji gave a remark that even at highest position, the headlight is not falling high.
This car was as under rated as Baleno from recent times.

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mate, you've done what i did when i went to US. i too got excited on seeing the cars there and went clicking away.
I did click some cars in the US, but I don't think I was this excited. Well, there is quite a range of cars in the US, but Serbia is different - it has all kinds of cars, the old/new, Japanese/American/Indian/European. Basically the variety was mind-boggling.

I was talking with the security guard at my office here (a local Serb) and he gave some insights into the car scene here :

1) The 3 local brands are Yugo, Zastava & Skala.
2) Zastava has some kind of license arrangement with Fiat under which they manufacture cars in the Fiat label. Which explains the "Licensed by Fiat" thing seen on the rear of many Zastava cars.
3) Zastava cars are cheap and spares are cheap, making them not only a local favourite, but as far as Cairo (Egypt) for taxi-operators.
4) While being cheap, Zastava also has a reputation of poor quality, break-downs etc.
5) Atleast 70% of the non-local cars seen here are used cars (1-5 years old) imported from other European countries.
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I did click some cars in the US, but I don't think I was this excited.

Completely agree.....

5) Atleast 70% of the non-local cars seen here are used cars (1-5 years old) imported from other European countries.

That explains the Swiss (Zurich?) plates on that Audi A5.
BTW Supreme, can you find out the make of the sports coupe that usually parks across your hotel? Initially I thought it was Chrysler Crossfire or Mitsu Eclipse, but it cant be either...

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@sandeep, I am back in Chennai - turned out to be a real short trip. But I still have colleagues staying at the hotel - though not car-enthusiasts, I am sure they will oblige if I ask them to check out the make/model of that car.
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