Yugo Koral Reviews

1989 Yugo Koral 55 1.1 from Serbia

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

Summary:

Cheap transport

Faults:

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

1988 Yugo Koral 55 1.1 Carb. from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.1 Carb. Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired31800 kilometres
Most recent distance52800 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

I will always have one Yugo in garage, no matter what else I may be driving

Faults:

Ignition distributor blew off after 34000 km.

Lights switch burned because of 100w H4 light bulbs. That was my mistake.

General Comments:

This is great city car.

Car price and low cost maintenance are main adutes for buying.

With just a little tuning, it may become very attractive and fast :)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd November, 2004

1989 Yugo Koral 55 1.1L gas from Serbia

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

Summary:

A fantastic car for a very low price

Faults:

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.

1989 Yugo Koral 1.1 from Slovenia

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.1 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 kilometres
Most recent distance146000 kilometres
Previous carYugo Koral

Summary:

Hard to get something better for that money!

Faults:

The brakes had to be replaced after about 50.000 KM (but I don't know how long they had been there before I bought it) - though, they ARE really cheap!

Oil and gasoline filters were changed every 10.000 - 15.000 KM as a regular car service.

The seats (covers) wore badly and were replaced, but it's a matter of taste.

General Comments:

The seats are uncomfortable, but it's alright for shorter distances.

The engine is quite loud, but it's not bad sometimes being able to hear it run (most engine defaults are audible and easy detectable).

If not kept in a garage it can get quite rusty.

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

Review Date: 30th August, 2001

1989 Yugo Koral 65 Efi 1.3 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1989
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Good city-car, comfortable and with good performance, economic, strong, good quality.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th March, 1998

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 5 reviews