Lancia Thema Reviews from Netherlands

1993 Lancia Thema i.e. 2.0 16 V

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 16 V Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired162000 kilometres
Most recent distance185000 kilometres
Previous carSAAB 900

Summary:

Superb!

Faults:

Seats start to wear badly.

Engine is completely revised.

General Comments:

The car is quick, comfortable and has an excellent design. A car of great standing!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th July, 2005

1988 Lancia Thema 8.32 2.9 V8

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.9 V8 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired108000 kilometres
Most recent distance117000 kilometres
Previous carFiat Tempra

Summary:

Best family car, due to the Ferrari powered engine

Faults:

Alternator and battery went dead one month after purchase.

Further, there was rust around the rear window and one of the rear wheel arches.

Everything is in good order now, thanks to a very good/reliable service guy!

General Comments:

Very good and powerful car. Pay attention to servicing. The club has been very helpful.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd August, 2000

6th May 2008, 21:36

Well, I can't imagine what the steering must be like. I love this car (never owned one, but I'm a fan), but it seems like a fairly humble sedan could barely convince a Ferrari engine to change direction.

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 2 reviews