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I enjoy reading old reviews of cars.

Anyone have or know where I can find a review of the Yugo sold back in the late 80s? Something like a Car and Driver or Road and Track article?

Might be a fun read :)

 

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Comparison of budget cars available in Europe from a 1985 isue of What Car? magazine.













[edit] kind of similar lineup to the Top Gear video choochoo posted.:beer:
 

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I think I remember reading a review of the Yugo (or maybe it was the Hyundai Excel) which praised the optional rear window defroster, whose primary function was a hand warmer for those pushing the car.
 

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I remember a comparison article in MT or C&D that pitted the Excel "sport" trim vs the Yugo "sport" trim...
 

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I think I remember reading a review of the Yugo (or maybe it was the Hyundai Excel) which praised the optional rear window defroster, whose primary function was a hand warmer for those pushing the car.
I don't remember that being in a review, but it was a standard joke at the time. See also:

"What do you call a Yugo with 4 doors? A Wego!"

"How do you double the worth of a Yugo? Fill the tank!"

A guy walks into a parts store and says to the counterman: "I'll take a gas cap for my Yugo." The parts guy says "That sounds like a fair trade to me!"

Yuk yuk yuk! :wave:
 

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I think I remember reading a review of the Yugo (or maybe it was the Hyundai Excel) which praised the optional rear window defroster, whose primary function was a hand warmer for those pushing the car.
That was the Volvo 240 wagon
 

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Thanks for the articles and videos. The first video was pretty funny :D

What's amusing is that while the Yugo was clearly an atrocious car, compared with the rest of the Eastern Bloc cars in existence at the time, it was practically a Mercedes Benz (see the comparo article posted earlier).
 
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