I Have Found The Land Of Yugos

Bad press in America couldn't kill it. The fall of the Soviet Union couldn't kill it. The NATO bombing the factory to the ground couldn't kill it. And guess what, the Yugos are still kicking in one Eastern Europe country. » 9/09/14 9:45am 9/09/14 9:45am

The Makers Of The Yugo Made A Self-Driving Car Attracted To Cellists

What's going on here, exactly? We have a Zaztava 101 — a Fiat derivative from the good folks that gave us the Yugo — driving itself happily on a beach, meandering around until it finds one of those beach cellists. Got it. » 8/30/14 1:00pm 8/30/14 1:00pm

Watch Jeremy Clarkson Blow Up A Yugo With A Tank

Welcome to Sunday Matinee, where we highlight classic car reviews or other longer videos I find on YouTube. Kick back and enjoy this blast from the past. » 12/01/13 5:18pm 12/01/13 5:18pm

Did You Know That The Yugo Was Holy-Crap Levels Of Cheap?

The Yugo has been called a punchline. The worst car in history. Even a whale. But one thing that was no joke at all was its price – just $3,990 when it went on sale in 1987. In 2013 dollars, that's only $8202.89. Holy crap that's cheap. » 11/30/13 9:03am 11/30/13 9:03am

'It Looks Like The People Who Made The Yugo Really Put Effort Into It'

I have a story coming out early next week about a car with a surprising tie to Yugo, the infamous hatchback built in Serbia by Zastava and imported to the U.S. by entrepreneur and madman Malcolm Bricklin. Until then, here's MotorWeek's 1986 take on the car. » 6/13/13 5:30pm 6/13/13 5:30pm

The Yugo Was The Next Great Affordable Car

Every generation or so some smart guys came along who figured out how to make basic transportation at an affordable price. According to this vintage commercial the "smart guys" who created the Yugo would have you believe next in line after a Model T or a Volkswagen Beetle was the Yugo. » 5/19/12 4:00pm 5/19/12 4:00pm

For $12,500, Misery Loves Company

It may be hard to fathom, but during its 6-year dalliance here Yugo sold over one hundred and forty thousand cars in the U.S.. For today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe contest we have eight Yugos - one for each side of an octagon. But will their package price prove a similarly shaped stop sign? » 5/14/12 8:00am 5/14/12 8:00am

Yes, a Yugo Can Be a Wicked Track Machine

These are Yugos turned into race cars. Yes, Yugos. Yes, race cars. Raced by Serbians in Serbia, they are proper track cars with roll cages, and the action is positively ferocious. » 2/17/12 12:30pm 2/17/12 12:30pm

Portlandia's Obvious Subaru Product Placement Is Obvious

When I first saw the above clip from IFC's "Ha Ha White People" comedy Portlandia I was certain it was product placement (Subaru confirmed this), even if the universe of Portlandia is the kind of place where almost everyone has a favorite Ethiopian restaurant and drives a Prius or a Subaru. It's just a little too… » 1/24/12 2:30pm 1/24/12 2:30pm

This hot Yugo Integrale hatch is the definition of mixed emotions

We've reached the end of the automotive Internet, my friends. Someone switch off the lights on the way out. You see, what we have here is one ludicrous, but sort of apt pairing of vehicles. And I can't look away. » 5/03/11 1:30pm 5/03/11 1:30pm

Are The End Times Upon Us? Yugo GV For $14,500!

I'm coming out of NPOCP retirement for this one; sure, Graverobber's being doing a helluva job, but after reading The Rise And Fall Of The Worst Car In History, I feel compelled to put this dilemma to a vote. » 7/24/10 11:00am 7/24/10 11:00am

You, Too Can Buy Three Yugos On eBay

How badly do you want a Yugo? Not that badly? Would you take three for less than a thousand dollars? No? We wouldn't, either. Or maybe we would. Hell, they're all red. How can you say no to that? » 7/13/10 3:00pm 7/13/10 3:00pm

Yes, A Yugo Can Do Gnarly Burnouts

The biggest engine Yugo ever offered possessed 65HP. This one probably has significantly less but it managed nearly three minutes of burnout time before cording and blowing both tires. We're loving the open-differential one-wheel-peels too. » 6/01/10 3:30pm 6/01/10 3:30pm

Why The Yugo Isn't Just A Punchline

Admit it: The Yugo is strangely fascinating. Jason Vuic's book Yugo: The Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History is equally fascinating. Wired.com recently spoke with Vuic about the car's legacy. —Ed. » 5/20/10 1:30pm 5/20/10 1:30pm

The WhaleMobile Yugo Is Back, Now Priced At Just $150!

Remember the $500 Yugo-turned-whale from last summer? Sure, you wanted to buy it for daily-driver use, but the price was just too high. Avast on the poop deck, maties, because Queequeg done 'pooned the price tag! » 4/03/10 6:00pm 4/03/10 6:00pm

Yugo Nostalgia In Sarajevo: Zabranjeno Pušenje's Yugo 45

After finding a reference to this song by Sarajavo punk band Zabranjeno Pušenje in Jason Vuic's Yugo book, I just had to share it. Enjoy. » 3/20/10 7:30pm 3/20/10 7:30pm

The Yugo: The Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History by Jason Vuic

As author Jason Vuic points out in The Yugo's introduction, the Yugo wasn't really the worst car in history. How did it capture the role of Worst Car Ever in the mind of most Americans? This excellent book explains all!
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World’s Nicest Yugo for $7,999!

Over the years, Nice Price or Crack Pipe has brought you pristine examples of some of the world's finest automobiles for your consideration. And today, breaking that trend, we have a Yugo. » 9/30/09 7:00am 9/30/09 7:00am