Wartburg 353 Review from Finland

1968 Wartburg 353 Limosine 1.0 Litre 2-stroke engine

Model year1968
Year of manufacture1968
First year of ownership1981
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.0 Litre 2-stroke engine Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 kilometres
Most recent distance190000 kilometres

Summary:

Very special car

Faults:

Several exchange of cylinder head gasket. One motor bearings had broken. And of course lot of other normally exchange of parts.

General Comments:

Old construction with a frame under, but with separate wheel suspensions.

2-stroke oil has to be mixture to the tank.

Was 30% cheaper to buy compared other cars.

Consuming gasoline as a Volvo.

You are sitting in a chair, not on the floor as in other cars.

The ONLY CAR that starts in winter at -35°C (-31°F) without any electrical motor heater!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd May, 2010

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review