Yugo 55 Reviews from Croatia

1991 Yugo 55 Koral 1.1

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.1 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired147000 kilometres
Most recent distance194000 kilometres

Faults:

Many, many little problems...

The biggest problem was exhaust system and rust.

General Comments:

The greatest thing about this car is its engine.

It simply runs, runs, runs (and burns lots of petrol).

Transmission is also reliable, brakes are good, suspension is not so bad, but the car is very uncomfortable.

Rust is definitively a great problem and overall quality is quite low.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th February, 2003

25th Feb 2004, 10:38

I agree, I have had the same problems with mine. One thing is I can't go faster than 50mph. This is my only car because I can't afford a new car. I have 400,000 mile on it, believe it or not, and the thing is basically rust.

13th Jul 2004, 09:37

400.000 miles???

It is more than 600.000 kilometers???

1983 Yugo 55 GTL 1.1 petrol

Year of manufacture1983
Engine and transmission 1.1 petrol
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10

Faults:

Many small problems (one for every day).

For example: starter, oil leaking, oil consumption (a lot), very sensitive suspension - easy to damage, brake disc, rear brake wire, broken driver seat, very good gearbox for body builders, wheel bearings etc. Petrol consumption is about 11 l/100 km in town - for 44 kW only!!!

General Comments:

That was my first car. I had it 2.5 years (I bought it with 80000 km, I sold it with 122000 km). He never let me down, but he was always giving to me some problem for solving - if you have no hobby, buy this car. Surprisingly it has no rust problems, but this car was well protected. Actually this car is FIAT 128, but Zastava bought licence for production. Old technology - bad performance. It is not possible to buy this car as new. Thank God. After I sold it, new owner told me that motor "died" after 145000 km - that is maximum for this motor.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th April, 1999

31st Aug 2004, 05:15

It is possible to buy this car as a new product, unfortunately! But, same chassis with a lot of new styled plastic. Can be bought with the Peugeot 1.1i engine from the 106. It could be interesting after all.

11th Oct 2006, 16:07

I drove a Yugo with a Peugeot motor and I can say that I'm impressed!!!It's going like rocket, has fantastic acceleration! BTW, I'm from Serbia, Yugo's are everywhere around me.Yes, shape hasn't changed since when it started production, but that's because of bad standard, economy etc. in this country. Still it has best price/quality aspect and serve to purpose. When I finish faculty I hope that I'm gonna buy one Yugo Cabrio 65 EFI, I think there's no better type of Yugo than that. Cheers!!!

15th Sep 2009, 02:13

Petrol engines usually don't last much over 150.000 km, and most of them aren't projected to last longer anyway - even Volkswagens and similar! Besides, many Zastava vehicles saw almost NO regular maintenance and care by their owners, or it was insufficient and below factory requirements. Consumption of 11 liters of petrol per 100 km is NOT a factory standard - it says that the engine needs some fine tuning and/or repairing. My engine of the same type regularly uses around 9 liters of fuel per 100 km.

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews