1999 Lancia Y Elefantino Blu 1.1


A sweet car offering a great value


Absolutely nothing (pretty unusual for an Italian car, isn't it?).

General Comments:

The Y is very comfortable while still offering a good handling.

The car's performance is quite decent considering it has only 55hp, but the fuel consumption is a little bit too high.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd February, 2001

3rd May 2007, 14:59

After 6 years of no problems on our Y, I thought it was time to replace it, before things went wrong. We tested a 06 Y, but didn't like it as much as our 98. So we kept the 98. Of course, many things were soon due for replacement, like the original tires. Our 'repair shop of choice' is now our 'ex-shop of choice'. They couldn't do even simple repairs without confusion, havoc, disaster. They sold our aluminum wheels instead of mounting summer tires, couldn't get brakes right the 1st 3x, which was very comforting; spent lots a time not fixing the heating system and eventually lost a client of 20 years. 1 thing they did well was double-talk. All of which doesn't diminish our love of our Y, now on new wheels & summer tires, but our personal aaaarrrgh factor has skyrocketed.

1st Jun 2007, 18:27

Great stuff. I brought my Lancia Y over from Germany, but now have to face the issue of changing over the headlights for driving on the left side. No luck with this so far! They don't seem to sell those here.

Is your Lancia Y from the UK? Did they sell that model over here? If so, maybe there are some second hand lights available here?

Any help appreciated.

Christian Holscher.