Lancia Lybra Review from Bulgaria

2000 Lancia Lybra JTD 1.9 turbo diesel

Model year1999
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 kilometres
Most recent distance156000 kilometres
Previous carMazda 626




No major problems.

General Comments:

Very comfortable and beautiful. I like it from the outside and inside.

It lacks the storage place. Not only that; the boot is small, but there are not enough drawers and niches to leave stuff. The glove compartment is what it sounds like. Big enough just for a pair of gloves. The door pocket is OK, but that is all of the storage room I have inside.

The car is very nimble and easy to drive. The gear shift moves just with a look. Power steering is superb.

I haven't had such a comfortable soft ride for years. On the highway I drive it well up to 140 km/h. Above that speed, the car is a bit unstable. I have the feeling I will fly out of the curve with 160 km/h. I think this is because the car is a bit narrow. Have in mind that I compare the car with my previous 1993 Mazda 626 station wagon, which is actually a truck pretending to be a car.

The materials of the glove compartment door and the seats are the biggest minus. The plastics are melting on a hot summer days, and start sticking. Awful experience. If some one knows how to remove this stickiness, please share. Thanks.

The leather interior is a must for this car, because the plush material is not durable at all. Alas mine is not the leather one.

The central screen is without navigation. I think the models after 2002 have it. The most important part is that the pleasure of driving is back.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th September, 2012

17th Oct 2012, 08:50

Can you help me tidy the sticky/melting dashboard?

15th Nov 2012, 07:17

Sticky, melting car interior can occur anywhere and anytime. It has been around for many, many years. Only recently there is a non corrosive solution formulated on Youtube. Just check it out on fixing sticky dashboard/melting dashboard, if you are facing the same condition as what was posted. Sticky until papers stick on the dashboard.

10th Jul 2013, 14:32

I had the same problem after 10 years and strong temperatures in the summer. The only solution is to repaint it. I did it, and I am happy now.

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 1 review