1975 Trabant 601 Review

1975 Trabant 601 601S 0.6 2 cylinder 2 Stroke from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1975
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 0.6 2 cylinder 2 Stroke Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired44000 kilometres
Most recent distance51000 kilometres
Previous carMoskvich 2140 Sedan

Summary:

The best thing since sliced bread!

Faults:

The exhaust bracket up front snapped. Easily replaced.

Rear wheel cylinder leaked fluid and was replaced cheaply via the Owners Club.

Windscreen washer motor was seized when I got car. Stripped it apart, freed it off very easily.

General Comments:

Fantastic little car. I had one before (1988 model 601) and sold it. Wished I hadn't so searched the UK for another and found this one.

Great to drive, turns heads where ever I go.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd December, 2002

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review