Yugo Koral Reviews from Serbia

1989 Yugo Koral 55 1.1

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1989
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.1 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance88500 kilometres
Previous carYugo 101


Cheap transport


Alternator belt likes to loosen up, and the car stops.

Burning oil and cooling liquid.

Front windows VERY hard to open, thus cracking the handle once in 10 days.

Engine was dead at 85000km.

General Comments:

Cheap to buy, cheap to drive! Very cheap spare parts and repairs.

Fuel economy could be better, but overall still very cheap to drive.

Due to a very low quality of the OEM parts, this car has a very bad reputation. A little money and an aftermarket tune up, can make this car a very nice drive!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 22nd January, 2011

1989 Yugo Koral 55 1.1L gas

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.1L gas Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired44500 kilometres
Most recent distance53000 kilometres
Previous carHyundai Accent


A fantastic car for a very low price


There have been no major faults with this car. I have kept proper maintenance schedules and have not had any trouble. Here are the ONLY things that you might find wrong:

Poor quality electrical system. You may find your car stuck in the rain. I suggest replacing old or worn out components such as the distributor cap/rotor and spark plug wires.

Also the brake components wear quickly. Maybe this is due to my often "faster than normal" driving but in my experience, this car has fast wearing brakes... but they are very cheap to replace so it is not a great concern.

Suspension is not very comfortable and also wears quickly. However, this is a CHEAP car so do not expect a lot of comfort.

Aside from the regular changing of oil and drive belts, I have had NO PROBLEMS, this is a GREAT little car.

General Comments:

I am originally from Canada and I have a lot of experience with used automobiles, this is a good car for anyone with a small budget or looking for a small, fun car to drive around town.

I recommend this car, it is really good and reliable when properly maintained. I do suggest limiting long trips because it is not very comfortable, it is also a little bit noisy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th December, 2001

19th Apr 2004, 23:45

Hello from Zagreb, Croatia.

For Yugo Koral55 on Serbia!!!

Nobody want Yugo. People buy Yugo because NEW CAR is best car, closed Yugoslav market, competition very bad or to expensive.

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 2 reviews