1989 Yugo GV 1.1 from Puerto Rico
Great car for the price
Cable clutch broke (normal).
Brakes stay locked.
Window handles brake easily.
Timing belt broke.
This car runs great. It gives a good mileage per gallon of gas.
I like the style (European).
People make fun of it, but I will keep it until death do us apart.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th June, 2001
Yugo is crap to me... I live in Serbia and nobody likes it!
Read the reviews on this site and scan the Internet and you will find the Yugo now has a cult following, similar to the Trabant or Citroen 2CV. To each his own.
I hate how fashion conscience everyone is! I love cars like Citroen 2cv, Fiat 500, Trabant, Lloyd, and King Midget, but I would never be caught driving them in America. Ill have to move to a Country with open minded people, like France and Russia or Spain. But fortunately I would drive a Yugo and not feel like people are laughing at me (much). But all unique cars are fun until some one sees you in it.
Could not agree with you more! Unique cars ARE fun. Those who have a need to "conform to fashion" are boring and dull.
Other than the fact the Yugo was extremely easy to work on and fix, this car WAS a certified piece of junk because it ALWAYS needed fixing.
Really? Speaking from personal experience, are we? Strange then, that the vast majority of Yugo owners enjoy years of trouble-free motoring. A responsible owner, who maintains his (or her) car diligently, should not experience the "always fixing" problems you refer to.
I bought a new Yugo in the USA for $3,000. I drove it for 4 years and put 148,000 miles on it. I spent less than $100. over that time on un-scheduled repairs, (emergency brake cable, outter tie-rod end, leaking heater core/control valve gasket). changed oil every 5,000 miles with Mobil-1. No car has EVER given me the service I got from my Yugo. Shame they stopped importing them...