Brittle, Broken, Possibly a Bad Idea - 1989 Yugo GVL Long-Term Road Test

1989 Yugo GVL Long Term Road Test

New Updates | Introduction | Cargo Space | Comfort | Performance| MPG | Interior | Audio & Technology | Maintenance | Miscellaneous

1989 Yugo GVL: Brittle, Broken, Possibly a Bad Idea

July 21, 2015

1989 Yugo GVL

Our 1989 Yugo GVL has been the surprise feel good hit of the summer. First it made it back from Boise under its own power. Then it ended up on Los Angeles television. Word and video of our oddball long-termer has even made it back to the motherland. Kurt tells us he's big in Serbia.

Maybe it shouldn't be a surprise. After all, our guys were smitten with this car the minute they settled into the front seats. Hit the jump to watch Kurt and Josh run down their initial impressions. Broken lap belts, under-seat recline levers, and a soupy gearbox (Josh: "I don't know what gear that is") can't break the Yugo's obvious spell on these guys.

Will it last?

Dan Frio, Automotive Editor

Leave a Comment

Get Pre-Approved for a Car Loan


Get Pre-Approved for a Loan

Credit Problems?
We can help you get Financing!

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend