A Capitalist, Some Communists, and a Car: The Story of the Yugo

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Six months after it's introduction in 1985, the Yugo was a punchline; within a year, it was a staple of late-night comedy. By 2000 NPR's "Car Talk" declared it "the worst car of the millennium". And for most Americans that's where the story ends. 

Jason Vuic, author of The Yugo: The Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History tells the rest of it.