Living with this Trabant as a daily driver today would be an exercise in Zen in some regions and impossible in others. It has a heater that operates by ducting air past the engine itself and into the cabin. Of course, there is no AC, no tunes and no safety features to speak of.
What the Trabant did offer was strictly in the "something is better than nothing" category. It was the people's car of the Eastern Bloc and over 3 million were produced. In fact, their production outlasted Soviet Socialism itself, finally ceasing in 1991. Ultimately, much more modern competition with cleaner emissions would spell the end for the Trabant. If you are curious, however, you can still acquire one of these relics and know first hand what getting around behind the Iron Curtain was like for those lucky enough to have wheels. This offering looks to be a very nice example.