1987 Yugo GV 2D Hatchback 4 cylinder

Summary:

Fun, affordable, dependable and I wish I had another just like it!

Faults:

Very little has gone wrong with this car! Maybe it is the last living Yugo in the U.S.?!?!

I have replaced the normal wear and tear parts-new tires, air filter, oil filter, and some light bulbs.

Last Christmas I needed a new gas pump, and today we are replacing the starter. I will say that the inside door handles and speaker cover have come loose. But I hope that does not stop us from getting another 10,000 miles out of it.

I drove this car 7 days a week for the last 3 years. It does not have air conditioning, which we have missed to a certain extent. But we are able to travel quite a bit on very little money as it still gets 39MPG on the highway. When gas prices surge, it makes very little difference in my pocketbook with this little car!

General Comments:

Some people joke about a 4-cylinder small car getting run over on the highway, but my Yugo keeps up with the best of them! It does up to 90 MPH! It fills up at about $8-$9, and runs for a week on that. The color (yellow?) is not the most attractive and the interior is the same. But for an inexpensive car, it has been well worth every penny they sold it for when it was new!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th May, 2003

13th May 2004, 13:09

I was a single parent with three boys and was on the go with all of their activities. I bought my Yugo from a friend that sold it to me for $450, in three years it never left me stranded... no matter how cold it was outside, it always started right up in the mornings, no matter how long I drove it, it was always ready to keep going. I have had several cars over the years, my Yugo, years later, I still have... it needs another motor now, but I won't let it go... my Jaguar will be sold before I sell my Yugo... it was what helped my family through the worst of times... :)

26th Feb 2006, 19:48

I have 2 1987 Yugo Cars, I was given one, and paid $100.00 for the other. The one I drive has 97,000 miles on the od. I really enjoy this car, and drive it daily. I live in the mountains and it is really great in these hills. Also very dependable, I bought it from a one owner and it is in great shape. Friends laugh at my Yugo sometimes, but I laugh when I pass by gas stations. Great little car!!

24th Sep 2008, 20:31

I love my Yugo. I’m on eBay all the time looking to buy T-shirts, cups and other items that would show my love for the car. It’s dependable and very cheap to drive. I filled it up today for $26. That’s at almost $4 a gallon. The attention is unreal. People from all walks of life ask me about the car. Couple days ago a lady in an expensive looking Mercedes Benz admired the car while we were at a red light. It reminded her of the good times when she had one almost 20 years ago, she said. Anyways, I have a lot of fun with the Yugo her in Florida even with out the A/C. People laugh at the Yugo. I laugh at the gas pump. ;-)

1st Mar 2009, 17:52

My 1987 Yugo has 135,000 miles and uses no oil between oil changes. I have other cars, but can't say the same for them. The only work I have had done is front brake pads, and oil and filter change. However, I have had a problem finding shocks for it.

JC California.

1987 Yugo GV

Summary:

Great for learning about cars

Faults:

It doesn't start reliably after rain.

The fuel tank can only be filled halfway (4 gallons).

Handles for rolling down windows break off easily.

I've had problems with the distributor, but with a little help I've gotten them fixed on my own.

General Comments:

It's actually a great car. I wouldn't drive it on the highway, but for going to class and work, it's great. I've learned a great deal about cars since I've driven Yugo.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd April, 2003

1st Dec 2005, 03:15

I had one several years ago, and had the same problem. It wasn't running right when I bought it, which is why I got it cheap with only 37K miles on it, so I figured all it needed was a tune-up. I did the timing as part of the tune-up and it ran worse. With that, I quickly realized that when I turned the distributor way off the timing mark it ran better. Turns out the timing belt had jumped three teeth. Fixed that (didn't even need a new belt), re-did the timing and the car ran great. I actually liked that car. It seemed much quicker than it's rated 55 hp.

17th May 2008, 23:01

I bought an 87 GV new that year as a second car to commute 20 miles each way to work. Back in 87 I could go both ways for a dollars worth of gas. My sister in law bought a 88 Suzuki Samari that was slower than my Yugo. I got a speeding ticket going 75 with it. Cop said, got your rubber band wound a little tight, eh? I had 87,000 miles trouble free except starter and ignition switch until I decided to clean carb and dropped washer down intake and broke a piston. I got so mad, I sold it for $250.00 to a junkyard. Now that gas hoovers at $4.00/gal. I'm going to try and get it or another instead of my 88 2.3 Mustang. Still the best deal I ever got.