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Old 07-21-2012, 08:17 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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They were cheap and easy to work on. Does anyone still have one?

I hope they bring them back like the Fiats.
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:30 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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With quality issues and then war/political issues in Yugoslavia they struggled to compete with VW in Europe, and other countries such as the U.S. never liked them during the years they tried here, 1985-1992. They finally folded in 2008 when people in their own country wouldn't buy them.
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Wichita Falls Texas
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Well, I have not talked to them, but there is someone here in Wichita Falls that does still drive one. I see it every now and then. It's actually in pretty good shape. Last saw it a month ago. I'll talk to 'em next time and let you know.
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:14 PM
 
Location: FL
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Probably because roughly about the 100th time you went to close the door the handle came off.
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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Why did they stop making Yugos?
They ran out of leftover Fiat 127 Series II parts.
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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"The Yugo factory was bombed during the 1990s and never really recovered from Serbia's years of international isolation."


BBC NEWS | Europe | Yugo production grinds to a halt
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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The local dealer who sold them said they lost a ton of money on them . Everyone sold had some problems, windows falling out, doors misaligned, door handles loose, fenders loose , tailpipes falling off, the list goes on and on. It was a lemon's lemon.
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:12 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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What was that old joke ... why is there a rear window defroster in a Yugo? So you can keep your hands warm while pushing it.
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:14 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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My search lead me to just 3 for sale. One with 1,800 miles on it. Many may not be surprised though that a yugo only has 1,800 miles on it after all these years. Then again some of you will be surprised that it made it to 1,800 miles. I have never sat in one of these cars. I have known people that owned them back when they were on the market. I don't know anyone that kept one of them though. I would say that if you are looking for an inexspensive car then head on over to Kia or Hyundai. Remember that with inflation and the added items that todays cars have, those brands would be similar in price and I am thinking that you would be able to put more than 1,800 miles on the car. LOL

Used 1986 Yugo Zastava 102 For Sale In Austin TX 78757 - Carsforsale.com

Spanking new Yugo for sale on eBay

Found for Sale: 1987 Yugo GV Sport with only 1,800 miles - Carscoop
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Old 07-22-2012, 04:18 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Those prices are CRAZY, nothing like asking four times was the car sold for NEW.

It isn't like it is some classic collector car or something.

In the early/mid 80's a friend and I went and looked at them at a show that was at a local Mall, base model was something like $4,000, a year later you could get all the parts you wanted at the local junk yard.

Yugos were made in Yugoslavia in an area that is now Serbia.

For an A to B work car they were not too bad.

In 1999 UN fighter planes bombed the plant.

Last edited by Trackwatch; 07-22-2012 at 04:31 AM.. Reason: 35 years is a long time
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