1987 Trabant 601 P601S De luxe 0.6 595cc 2 cylinder-2stroke from North America


The Trabant is actually a very effective and admirable design of efficiency


Nothing has gone wrong with any of my Trabis, which I import into Canada. www.trabant.ca

General Comments:

One person can could lift the motor out of the car themselves, or that one could disassemble a Trabant down to the last screw, and then put it back together in there own garage, and not surprisingly it would work.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th June, 2004

9th Jun 2004, 11:14

Could you take one apart and import it into the US in pieces?

9th Nov 2014, 03:02

You probably could.

A better question would be, why would you do this?

7th May 2015, 16:06

Naturally someone who imports and sells these little crapboxes is going to say they are great. Doesn't including a link make this "review" an advert?

1987 Trabant 601 Delux 601S from North America


I think it's a great and fun car to drive


On one of my Trabants, the rear axle broke off while I was driving.

I drove for 10 more km like that with no problems. It was an old 1972 Traby. Still runs great.

General Comments:

This car brings a smile to faces around the world, and I will always have a least two of them.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th July, 2003

9th Jan 2005, 12:16

I have a trabant here in Germany, and I love driving it so much. There is never a dull moment, and I've met lots of people as a result of having it. How in the heck are you guys driving them in America? I want to bring mine back, but it looks impossible until it is older than 67.

3rd May 2011, 13:35

The problem is, Trabants are smelly, underpowered, cramped, unsafe, and have poor handling.