Yugo 511 Review

1987 Yugo 511 1.1 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission 1.1 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired59000 miles
Most recent distance92000 miles
Previous carDatsun 100A

Summary:

Was car of the year in '69

Faults:

Clutch cable snapped.

Rustyness.

Dodgy electrics.

Clutch at 75k.

Water pump.

Petrol pump.

Petrol sender unit.

Loose gear linkage underneath.

General Comments:

Despite the above problems it really wasn't a bad car. It has a Fiat engine. It ran on unleaded, was quite fast considering (would cruise at 75). I used it every day and did over 30,000 miles in it. In the end it had a certain charm and was not too reliable, but it proved cheap to fix and parts are available.

If you can find a rust free one or a rare convertible, then it's not a bad car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st January, 2001

Average review marks: 5.2 / 10, based on 1 review