• kanddy38 avatar kanddy38 Posted: 2/25/2012 10:14am PST

    Today's history lesson re the first car imported from Serbia was a little incomplete. Historically, Serbia existed before there was a Yugoslavia. Yugoslavia was cobbled together following World War I and consisted of the 5 republics mentioned. The republics never really lost their identities, remaining states of Yugoslavia, retaining their capitals, etc. All of which eventually led to the disintegration of Yugoslavia. So a case can be made that the Fiat 500L, in fact, is not the first import from Serbia.

  • wxyz avatar wxyz Posted: 4/16/2012 4:22am PDT

    Actually, there was another country that resulted from the breakup of Yugoslavia - Kosovo. The Nato air campaign in 1999 was to prevent the Serbian police and army from doing to the people of Kosovo what they had done a few years earlier in Srebrenica. Kosovo - a former province of Serbia - declared its independence in 2008, with the blessing of the U.S. and most of Europe, but most definitely not of Serbia. As a result, most Serbians detest the U.S. and cheer on Russia and China (not to mention Qaddhafi and al-Assad) in their efforts to establish a new world order that will end up humiliating the U.S. and see the return of Kosovo to Serbia. And now they want to sell cars in the U.S. Interesting.

  • james myers avatar james myers Posted: 2/25/2012 4:25pm PST

    The 500L is a nice looking little station wagon or whatever they want to call it. I am certain it will be well made and reliable unlike what you trying to imply in your commentary. Why is it you criticize cars that aren't available for sale this date and/or comparing them to something the Russians built a thousand years ago?

  • cracovian avatar cracovian Posted: 2/27/2012 6:46am PST

    @James - So many wrong things with your comment I don't even know where to start... The "Russians"? WTF? Do you call the Iraqis or the Afghanistanis or the Japanese and the Germans, "Americans" too? You're certain it's going to be reliable and well-made? We already know how Fiat 500 is made. It's really nice in the European market but only so so in the US. The quality is not the greatest. And with so many better and larger options in this price range, unless Fiat brings something cool from Alfa, they won't last any longer than Yugo did. Not much nostalgia here they can build on either.

  • USAFANG67 avatar USAFANG67 Posted: 2/25/2012 9:22am PST

    Is this Part 11 of the Yugo :-)

  • fb_100002320805019 avatar Bryan Posted: 2/25/2012 10:09am PST

    No, it's the reorganized Fiatification of North America in action. Watch out. Oh, this car company named Chrysler is also involved.

  • rapidlord avatar rapidlord Posted: 9/11/2013 7:46am PDT

    Yugo was built in Serbia and exported to USA, decades ago,
    here is a commercial:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HoYC7vT8qo&noredirect=1