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


The best thing since sliced bread!


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