900 Miles on the Edge - 1989 Yugo GVL Long-Term Road Test

1989 Yugo GVL Long Term Road Test


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1989 Yugo GVL: 900 Miles on the Edge

July 30, 2015

1989 Yugo GVL

You've followed the continuing adventures of Kurt and Josh in their quest to get our 1989 Yugo GVL home under its own power. You've seen its first unofficial zero-to-60 run. You've seen the guys connect with the car over assorted foodstuffs from its region of origin.

And now you'll see if they can make it home.

For after nearly 900 miles, the Yugo starts getting fussy down the home stretch, particularly a stretch of very downhill freeway that connects the San Fernando Valley to coastal west Los Angeles, as seen in the photo above. The Fiat-sourced engine shows its true espresso-fueled character, only happy at high revs and wide-open throttle. 

"There are some fuel/air metering issues that need to be resolved pronto?"

Dan Frio, Automotive Editor

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