You may at some point buy your first Trabant.

The Trabi has its advantages. For one thing, much of it won’t rust because Duroplast. But there are other things that won’t go wrong.

The water pump will never fail, because luftgekühlt

The fuel pump will never fail, because gravity feed

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The oil pump will never fail, because two stroke

The power steering pump will never fail, because Armstrong steering

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The air conditioning will never fail, because opening windows instead


And there’s more. Engine warning light? Never going to come on. Connectivity? You’ll never lose it. Airbags? Never to be recalled. Fuel injectors? ABS? Central locking? Emissions testing, if you’re in the EU? Nope.

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See, even a Trabi has advantages.