Lancia Beta Review from Netherlands

1983 Lancia Beta HPE Volumex Executive 2.0 mechanical compressor

Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership1987
Most recent year of ownership1989
Engine and transmission 2.0 mechanical compressor Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired33000 kilometres
Most recent distance72000 kilometres
Previous carLancia Thema


Very comfortable and fast car


Fuel pump (70000 km).

Some small electrical problems.

Main problem was rust.

General Comments:

Great car, runs very fast, excellent road holding. You can drive 60km/h in 5th gear, fully press the accelerator and the car goes like the wind.

Engine is very strong, but always check the oil level of the compressor.

Fuel consumption is a bit high. (when you're having fun).

The seats are not very comfortable when you're driving long distances.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th August, 2000

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 1 review