1985 Trabant 601 Review

1985 Trabant 601 S 2 cylinder-two stroke from Bulgaria

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership1997
Engine and transmission 2 cylinder-two stroke Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 kilometres
Most recent distance100000 kilometres
Previous carDon't know None


Great car that can't be used or found anymore


The only thing is that this is not a comfortable car.

It has no AC of course :), very tiny rear seat.

General Comments:

Doesn't rust.

Low cost for maintenance. This thing runs and runs. It just needs to have oil and gas put in and that's it. Very funny and reliable car. I had it when I was student. I sold it then 1000 German marks. I bought a 1964 Beatle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th July, 2005

3rd May 2011, 13:28

Yeah, and that non-rusting body could not be recycled because it gave off toxic gases when burned.

Average review marks: 5.8 / 10, based on 1 review