Superb classic car that's now rare
Nothing. Always starts first turn of the key, whatever the weather. Wish modern cars were as simple and reliable.
Superbly made car, way over -engineered for its time.
These cars were the first new model made in the old Pre-WWII BMW factory in Eisenach, East Germany.
The same workforce who had been making luxury BMW's were responsible for this car, and it shows in this car's rounded lines and quality of fit and finish.
Later Wartburgs were not as well built, nor as visually appealing as the 311. The 353, which came after the 311 was still a good car, but by this time the East German economy was imploding and fast heading for disaster, and the morale of the workforce wouldn't have been the same, nor as skilled as the afore mentioned.
The 311 handles brilliantly, and has no body roll when cornering thanks to a great chassis and its leaf spring suspension, which won it many rallies.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th June, 2011