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Sunday, September 14, 2014

On the bleeding edge of Serbo-Croation automotive technology

All hail the zenith of Serbo-Croation automotive technology, the humble Yugo.

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If you are not familiar with with Yugo, then you can read more HERE.

Anyway, and quite shockingly, the Yugo was the butt of many jokes.  Here are 10 of my favorites, plus a bonus.

Q:  Why does a Yugo come with a rear defroster?
A:  To keep your hands warm in the winter when you need to push it.

Q:  What do you call a Yugo at the top of a hill?
A:  A miracle!

Q:  What do you call the shock absorbers in a Yugo?
A:  Passengers.

Q:  What's the difference between a Yugo and a Ferrari?
A:  A Ferrari goes from 0 to 60 in 4 seconds.  A Yugo goes from 0 to 4 in 60 seconds.

Q:  A man walks into a auto parts store and says "I'll take a gas cap for my Yugo."
A:  The clerk says, "That sounds like a fair trade to me."

Q:  How do you double the value of a Yugo?
A:  Fill the tank up with gas.

Q:  Why don't Yugo's sustain much damage after a front-end collision?
A:  Because the tow truck takes the impact.

Q:  What's found on the last two pages of every Yugo owner's manual?
A:  The bus schedule.

Q:  How do you make a Yugo go faster down hill?
A:  Turn off the engine.

Q:  What do you do if your Yugo gets stuck in a swarm of killer bees?
A:  Stop pushing and get into the car!

True Story - In the mid-late 80's I was working in Southcentral Pennsylvania.  While driving near one of the many shopping malls in the area, I was listening to the local radio station's traffic report.  That report went as follows:

"There is a major back-up on route 30 that seems to be caused by a Yugo stuck on a wad of chewing gum."

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