Say something about yourself!
I listened to this on a long drive. Remembering the Yugo jokes from my youth but being years away from driving, I never really had a reference for the Yugo. Hell, I couldn't even conjure an image of one in my brain.
This book ranges from the history of Yugo, history of Yugoslavia, history car production, and history import manufactures in surprising detail, although always in the vain of the first. Its a long listen, occasionally funny and reserves judgement for the reader even when Malcom Bricklin, the auto-importer entrepreneur obviously was a conman who never delivered anything substantial in his many failed endeavors. It's a nice attempt at being objective when muckraking on Bricklin.
However, possibly the downfall of the book is just its sheer scope trying to be the definitive source of all things Yugo. While extremely informative, it occasionally can tire the listener by layering on detail after detail after detail. I
I enjoyed the book over all but it wasn't favorite either. Car enthusiast I am not either.
See the title which I wrote before I even knew what the first question would be.
I love that there is a wonderful quirky story behind this little quirky, memorable automobile
Even if your not a 'car person' I think you will find this story amazing, educational and entertaining.
I thought there was lots of "less than significant" information included -- causing me to think that information was included simply to add volume to the book. My opinion is that the same story could have been told with about half the words... at times, I thought the story had moved to some other topic. It did all tie together by book's end, but still seemed a bit wordy. That being said, I did enjoy the facts (which I did not verify) and specific timeline for the Yugo.