Lancia Kappa Review from Hungary

1995 Lancia Kappa LX 2.0 turbo

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 kilometres
Most recent distance160000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Carina

Summary:

Fast and elegant car

Faults:

Head gasket failure due to badly repaired cooling ventilator connector. It would have been worse without the warning signal.

Exhaust pipe replacement due to corrosion on a joint.

Alcantara wear-outs on front seats due to its age.

High tire consumption :-)

General Comments:

I like the car a lot. My previous cars (Toyota Carina, Corolla) were crap compared to this one.

Has 205 horses, runs up the hills as hell. Still if not pushed feels quite balanced, smooth.

Infrared key is little bit outdated.

Auto-darkening internal mirror is a great idea, all cars should have it.

Apparently the body of the car would last forever, absolutely no sign of corrosion.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st October, 2006

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 1 review