• Oct 25, 2009
1988 Yugo sales video promo -- Click above to watch video

If this video had been made by Saturday Night Live, it would have been the funniest thing on the weekend variety show for as long as we can remember. But it's not a skit, and it's not comedy – at least, it's not meant to be. It's a 1988 video extolling the mighty and numerous selling points of the Yugo, such as the 1.1-liter engine that roared with 54 horsepower at 5,000 rpm, the 19.5-second quarter-mile time "ensuring safe access to major highways," and "no expensive computer chips to diagnose or replace."

Back in 2007, USA Today put the Yugo GV at #17 on its list of the 25 cars with the most impact. Have a look at the 10-minute video after the jump and find out just how that car was "a remarkably equipped hatch that gives new meaning to the term 'basic transportation.'" Thanks for the tip, John!

[Source: Yugo via YouTube]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      How do I get one? I will need to see what they sell for on ebay?
        • 5 Years Ago
        There are two on ebay right now!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I was 10 when these things came out and I only remember one thing about them. A woman was driving one across the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan. It was a windy day and she was blown off the side of the bridge. I can't believe that they didn't stop making these things until last year!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Jonathan Ramsey: there was a Saturday Night Luve skit which used a Yugo. Remember the Adobe?

      It was a car made of clay. The skit car was a Yugo with clay covering the body panels.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Even Skodas of the Pre-VW era were like that.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Kazak... mmm. Very nice, how much?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Here in Serbija we still drive yugos,sadly last year they stop production,and start producting fiat punto under "zastava" badge
      • 5 Years Ago
      Some of these features might have been worth mentioning in 1971, but not 1988. That's only because it's an econobox. If it were a full size, you'd have to go back to before I was born.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I had an 88 GVX that had a Fiat 1500 swapped in.

      That car was fun.
      • 5 Years Ago
      performance seems on par with other crapboxes from the 80's
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah, people on here that laugh about the Yugo's performance seem to forget that a Corvette of the same vintage made only 230hp.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I wouldn't mind having one of those sport models with the oversized sway bars and embroidered seats.
      • 5 Years Ago
      0-50 in 10.6 seconds?? what happened they couldnt get to 60??? lol

      and what would customers have done w/o the piece of mind of an interior hood release, phewww!!! lol
      • 5 Years Ago
      Supposedly most of the major mechanical problems with most Yugos were caused by owners that were either just clueless or couldn't afford the basic maintenance that it needed. But cheap jokes are much better than facts anyway...
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