Pluggers by Gary Brookins

Pluggers

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  1. farkyou

    farkyou said, almost 2 years ago

    “It’s called a yugo because you slam on the brakes and you go thru the red light”
    yakov smirnoff (I think)

  2. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, almost 2 years ago

    @farkyou

    He’s one Russian who got creamed by the end of the Iron Curtain/Communism/Soviet Union.

  3. RanaRavens

    RanaRavens said, almost 2 years ago

    I thought Pluggers only drove American cars?

  4. KasparV

    KasparV said, almost 2 years ago

    @RanaRavens

    Oh, some of us were wild and crazy at times. I’m driving either an MG, an Austin Healey, or a Volvo now.

  5. daniel_bel

    daniel_bel said, almost 2 years ago

    No, you’re thinking about the Trabant. Or maybe Lada.
    Yugo were Fiat, like Seat, and not so bad.

  6. David Henderson

    David Henderson said, almost 2 years ago

    I kept a 1973 Dodge Aspen on the road until the rear axle fall out in 2008. 35 years and 400,000 miles. I sure miss that old car.

  7. EarlP2

    EarlP2 said, almost 2 years ago

    @David Henderson

    Surely there’s a rear axle around for that! Let me check out back, behind the neighbor’s garage …

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    Not like that. You’d be pulled over first thing. Never pass an emissions inspection.

  9. ellisaana

    ellisaana GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @KasparV

    Or Datsuns. They would rust away before they stopped running.
    But then, early Japanese cars were really just copies of inexpensive British cars.
    something about right hand drive.

  10. ellisaana

    ellisaana GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Notsoastute

    Yugos were part of an experiment in disposable cars.

  11. ellisaana

    ellisaana GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @David Henderson

    Back when cabbies were driving Dodge Darts or Plymouth Valiants they were some of the most long lived and reliable cars on the road.

    Now, if you are looking for reliability, think Subaru.

  12. Redhead55

    Redhead55 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Notsoastute

    I had a Yugo many years ago. It really did run quite well. I actually got it up to 90 mph on the interstate one time just because I wanted to see what it could do. At the time, I had a 90 mile a day commute and I loved the gas mileage.
    The people in my office always wanted to ride with me to go to lunch if it was cold out because the Yugo had electric heat. I kept trying to tell them it was a Yugo, not a Wego. So they’d have to decide which 3 would be riding with me.

  13. booktrout

    booktrout GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    pluggers drive rusty pickups

  14. ChappellGirl5

    ChappellGirl5 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Some states don’t have emissions inspections. I was stunned the first time I had to get my car inspected when I moved to NY (the only state of 4 that I’ve lived in that had them). Don’t know about IL & FL, but MT still doesn’t have them.

  15. ChappellGirl5

    ChappellGirl5 said, almost 2 years ago

    @ellisaana

    First brand new car I ever owned was a Nissan, the year they changed names, loved that car, but hubby wanted to change cars after only 2 years & we got another Nissan. Owned that one for about 10 years, then let my 2nd hubby drive it & he was not kind to it (let it run too high before shifting gears, that sort of thing). Had to trade it in for something that ran better after only about 2 years of his driving it LOL.

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