Lancia Thesis Review from Slovenia

2004 Lancia Thesis Emblema 2.4 JTD 20V

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.4 JTD 20V Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired43 kilometres
Most recent distance10000 kilometres
Previous carBMW 5 Series

Summary:

A great masterpiece of a car

Faults:

-nothing.

General Comments:

This is an excellent car, very well built, and equipped with best materials.

It is very comfortable and luxurious and it is really worth of the amount you must pay for it.

Design is something special, but very elegant and smooth.

All the electronics work perfectly.

People who are buying the cars of the same class are really missing a lot if they do not look at Lancia Thesis.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd August, 2004

2nd Mar 2006, 02:16

I am ready to by a Lancia Thesis 3.0 V6 215 HP as a successor of my Kappa 2.4 20V 175 HP. Let say that I need second option or suggests of the owners. My major doubt relate to fuel consumption and automatic gear box.

Does it really 20 liters in the city conditions or even more? What about cold start, how much engine need time for warming up to the normal temperature? Does it Emblema pack include everything what it is written in a catalogue (in the serial Emblema option)?

Lancia said that beside oil and filter exchange after each 20.000 km, first service will be at the 100.000 km. It is very similar what I have done with Kappa (each 10.000 km and after 120.000 km or in age more than 36 months have to be done big engine service...). Finally, this engine is a known from the Alfa 164 and Kappa 3.0 V6. What makes difference and how is reliable?

For my cost-benefit analysis I would appreciate very objective information. I hope that will be my 3rd Lancia, but this model is much more expensive than was a Kappa as brand new car. Need to say more?

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Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review