A practical, fun, suprisingly nippy classic
Engine fan is faulty so motor overheats when idling.
Middle exhaust section blew and needed replaced.
Electrics have gone a bit sideways, fuses blowing easily. Currently being fixed.
Minor rust on bumper but in tidy nick for a car that is nearly 20.
The Yugo is terrific fun to drive. Although the car looks slow and cumbersome, the engine is pure Fiat, torque-y in low gears and with a good top end.
The interior is pretty basic, but there is plenty of room and a spacious boot.
The car handles very well and bar a few minor niggles, it has been a good one.
It is economical to drive.
There are so few Yugos like these left now in the UK (must be less than a dozen), that the car attracts a lot of attention- ranging from laughter to genuine interest.
I will definitely get another, but it looks like a long road trip to Serbia to buy a new one when this one finally gives up the ghost. However it is still going well and has a fair few thousand miles left in it.
Spares are okay to buy in the UK still, other than body panel parts, which are pretty much unobtainable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th April, 2008