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Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Yugo


What can you say about a car that literally rusted on the dealer's lot?

Basically a pop can on wheels, the Yugo's idea was good. A compact car for a compact price. But that's where it ended.

The Yugo's engine tended to break down. Often (the timing belts needed constant inspection.) You also had to use a specific octane of fuel and did I mention the Yugo was a pop can on wheels? Extremely high winds could literally flip the car over.

Also being a car manufactured in a then Soviet-bloc country didn't help it's image.

Yugo ended US exports shortly after the fall of the Soviet Union and the collapse of Yugoslavia itself in 1992. 

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