Some of my thoughts and photos
you'd be surprised how many trabants are in the Baltimore area... there's a guy who imports them here.
Trabis are so basic that anything but catastrophic failures mean they can usually be repaired at the roadside, with a knife and fork and a Leatherman (I've done it).Most of them also have a tow bar so they can tow a trailer (or caravan).
Reg: that's at great way for a car to be. That's why I loved my air cooled 70's VW's - with the idiots guide, even I could change oil, adjust valves, etc. Simple is good.