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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Last Yugo Will Roll Off The Assembly Line This Month

After 30 years of production, the last Yugo » 11/14/08 1:00pm 11/14/08 1:00pm will roll off the assembly line in Kragujevac, Serbia this month. Built by Zastava, the lowly Yugo was the pride of the former Yugoslavian republic, representing the country's biggest automotive export. The car found its way to the US in the late 1980s and was an instant hit …

1988 Yugo Florida: Belgrade Pride!

The Zastava Koral, better known in North America as the Yugo, has been the butt of jokes for 20 years (even in turbocharged form » 8/29/08 11:00am 8/29/08 11:00am), but Zastava also made cars that Fiat 127/128 clones. For example, the , which boasts Giugiaro design and Peugeot running gear. Note the leading-edge use of timing lights, welding…

Yugo: The Car That Became a Punchline

Those of us who appreciate a Turbo Yugo or a potential 24 Hours of LeMons Yugo know that the little Yugoslavian Fiat 127 shouldn't be considered a mere object of derision. However, Midas joined the Yugo-bashing brigade with this ad making light of a fatal-looking hubris-fueled Yugo wreck. Whatta ya gonna do? » 4/01/08 10:00am 4/01/08 10:00am

The Red Menace: Zastava-Yugo 750!

The diminutive Zastava was endearing enough to earn the nick name Nicia, which means Little Fiat in Serbian. As was its Fiat 500 cousin to the west, the compact Zastava was endlessly modified and by way of engine swaps and other creative mechanical mayhem. The final version of the car packed a very close to Fiat 850… » 5/01/07 8:00pm 5/01/07 8:00pm