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.

I'm not sure who John Davis' co-host Joyce is, but she seems impressed with the Yugo's inclusion of both carpeting and a tool kit. She is MotorWeek through and through, however, as we can tell from her aggressive shifting style.

Back in 1986, a Yugo would only put you out about $10,000 in today's currency, which helps explain why it sold so well initially and was hailed at first as the successor to the original Volkswagen Beetle. It's not remembered all that well today, so we can assume Joyce was off in her assessment of the car's initial quality.

Joyce does have some great news about the Alfa Romeo Milano, though! When does that come out? I want one!


MotorWeek Theater is our showcase of some of our favorite classic reviews from public television's finest motoring program. How does this video only have 27,766 views on YouTube? Why don't YUGO watch it some more!