Lancia Kappa Review from France

1997 Lancia Kappa SW Break 2.4 TDS diesel

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 2.4 TDS diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired195000 kilometres
Most recent distance230000 kilometres
Previous carSAAB 900

Summary:

Pininfarina built character

Faults:

Central locking doesn't work.

Alcantara seat wear.

General Comments:

For a cheap replacement of an Alfa 164 TD (insurance), it's an exceptional buy, very rare in the estate version, comfortable, reliable, 5 cylinder diesel with a great engine note.

It isn't a car that asks to be driven quickly, but is capable of a 1000km at high speed or driving in the countryside. It's very assured in cornering. It's actually my wife's car and she loves it. There's a lot of room in the boot. A great car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd April, 2014

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review