10 Craziest Defects That Cars Rolled Out With
The Trabant, manufactured in East Germany from the 1950s until the early 1990s, is both a joke among auto enthusiasts and an icon to the failings of communism. East Germans had to wait for years between ordering the car and receiving it only to find that it didn’t have basic things like turn signals, break lights or a fuel gauge. The body was surprisingly sturdy for a piece of crap, but it was made using compressed cotton, which was often eaten by livestock. That’s right, the Trabant was edible.