Lancia Dedra Review from France

1996 Lancia Dedra LE 1.9 turbo diesel

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 kilometres
Most recent distance223150 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen GTI

Summary:

Sturdy, powerful, comfortable and fun

Faults:

The head gasket, clutch, belts at around 150000.

The sun roof frame has rotted away and subsequently leaks.

The drivers seat is starting to shed its fur, but to be expected I suppose.

The alternator belt was squealing so replaced after 1 year of noise. Lazy I know.

General Comments:

I have had relatively little to do on the car, just the brakes, belt and service's since ownership.

I like the power for such a family car.

The comfort, loads of it.

Bags of boot space.

And do you really think someones going to steal it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th October, 2005

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review