By irina slutsky from san francisco, USA – new item -yugo in front of my house, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14952181
The Yugo GV wasn’t that bad in the poor countries of Communist Yugoslavia. Back when resources were limited, it offered simple means of transport for the masses. Everyone and their grandmother had one. It was used as a family sedan, a light off-roader, a workhorse, and even, if you can imagine it, a racecar. Don’t ask, you don’t want to know how it fared. The problem was that it somehow managed to find its way to the U.S., a land dominated by massive boat-like cars with cabins big enough to fit three Yugos and more comfort than the small, cramp GV could even dream of. Couple that with the fact that you had to pay extra for the carpets and that it always broke down due to electrical or mechanical reasons, and you get why no one bought it.
2 July 1977 – 11 November 2008
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