AUTOS: Here Come Oltcit and Dacia

Here Come Oltcit and Dacia

When Yugoslavia's Yugo invaded the U.S. in 1985, Americans got their first chance to test the workmanship of a Communist automaker. The reaction so far has been lukewarm, but now another East European country is preparing an assault on the U.S. market. Auto-Dacia, Rumania's state-run car company, plans to introduce its Oltcit, Aro and Dacia models this spring. That could start a price war among comrades. The Oltcit, a three-door hatchback, will go for $3,980 -- $10 less than the cost of a Yugo GV.


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