You Want Yugo!?

Go on, you know you (don't) want one...

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Ah, Yugo cars have always touched our, hearts? No, wait, I'm getting confused here.

Yugo, produced by Zastava Motors, had many cars under its name by the time it went bankrupt in the early 2000's (yes it survived that long). The majority remember models such as the dreary Yugo 45. This little Fiat 127 based tin box on wheels is usually considered to be 'the worst car ever made' as Zastava, as Jeremy Clarkson put it, took "all the best bits of the Fiat 127 and... threw them away.". He then promptly blew the one he was driving up in smoke with a tank, and then drove over it.

Although Yugo brand has been tarnished with the image of making 'bad' cars, after a while, they did become the Lada of Yugoslavia (in a way). They built small, dependable A to B cars that weren't going to win any awards but at the en of the day, they didn't need to. Their cars were the original 'white goods' cars. Washing machines on wheels.

JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THE 'ADVANCED' YUGO FLORIDA:

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The Florida seemed to be perfectly up to date, and unlike the 45 that it preceded, it actually looked modern.

Then came the Yugo Sana. Styled by Giugiaro with a Fiat Tipo engine, the Sana was Yugo's first in-house concept and offered 5 doors, lots of space, authentic Yugo door squeaks and early 90's style for only £5,495 (£12,583 in 2019).

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