Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Don't your customers need a Yugo ??

For my Serbian friend Igor :

Here's a 1988 sales video extolling the mighty and numerous selling points of the Yugo, such as the 1.1-liter engine that roared with 54 horsepower at 5,000 rpm, the 19.5-second quarter-mile time "ensuring safe access to major highways," and "no expensive computer chips to diagnose or replace.

Yes, the Yugo. It can do the quarter in 19.5 seconds. I think Secretariat could do the quarter in 19.5 seconds. Ah, the glories of Socialist auto manufacturing ! !

A fresh coat of Whitening to Autoblog for resurrecting this one.


Nick M said...

That is beyond comprehension.

I mean they almost said, "It's got wheels!!!!"

And I lost the will to live when they noted the "sporty" GBX boasted a 1.3L engine producing the magisterial sum of 65BHP!

I think my washing machine provides more power.

Forget any in depth politico-economic arguments. That advert alone is proof enough that Communism doesn't work.

I mean, that bit where the woman is stroking the carpet in a quite frankly pornographic manner is beyond parody. Also the fact it has interior lighting and that is heralded as a unique feature!

Thanks Allen. That was hilarious. And hats off to the ad agency who at least tried to sell the unsaleable.

TarrantLibertyGuy said...

I hope Government Motors adopts this as their new slogan "It gives new meaning to the words: 'Basic Transportation'!"

That was hilarious. When I heard that sentence above, I thought this was a joke. Well, it is... but I thought they MEANT to make it funny.

The Whited Sepulchre said...

My favorite part was where they wanted you to be impressed that, despite being built by commies, IT HAS A RADIO ! !