Made the 6 O'Clock News - 1989 Yugo GVL Long-Term Road Test

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1989 Yugo GVL: Made the 6 O'Clock News

July 20, 2015

1989 Yugo GVL

Our 1989 Yugo GVL has quickly become a media darling, and it just had its first star turn in the bright lights of Los Angeles. The local ABC affiliate caught wind of the story and suggested shooting a segment on the mean streets of Beverly Hills.

After treating the Yugo to a well-deserved hand wash - unconscionably, it hadn't been cleaned since the drive from Boise - we met ABC's two-man crew in Beverly Gardens Park at 10:30 a.m., and the story went live that very evening.

Here's the clip in all its glory.

1989 Yugo GVL

Actually, let's first pause to appreciate this. I love that I have now uttered the words, and meant them, "I'm gonna need a hand-wash on that Yugo over there." It really made my week. Also, I bet one of you clever coots could put this GIF to a beat. It's got rhythm if you watch closely (1-2-3-4...1-2-3-4...). Challenge issued.

Anyway,

There's the clip. Note my observation at the end about savvy collectors. Something to chew on.

Josh Sadlier, Senior Editor @ 40,384 miles

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