1987 Trabant 601 Reviews

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

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 0.6 595cc 2 cylinder-2stroke Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired15000 kilometres
Most recent distance25000 kilometres
Previous carTrabant 601

Summary:

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

Faults:

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?

1987 Trabant 601 Delux 601S from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 601S Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired15000 kilometres
Most recent distance19000 kilometres
Previous carTrabant 601

Summary:

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

Faults:

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.

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews