YAK Car Pic of the Day
by Jim Corbran - posted 7:00 am, October 8, 2011
Some — no, wait, most anyone who has an opinion on it at all — have called the Yugo the worst car of all time. Sold in the U.S. for model years 1985-91, the Yugo started life here as a cheap, $3,990 Yugoslavian-built version of the Fiat 127. Sales started with a bang… and ended with a bang — the ending bang being the sound of many an owner’s Yugo self-destructing. There’s an interesting book on the Yugo which I just finished: The Yugo, the Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History, by Jason Vuic. I highly recommend it to any car nut.
UPDATE: The eBay auction ended yesterday (10/8), and with a starting price of $2,500 there were — drum roll please — zero bids. I’m shocked. Shocked!
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know