Lancia Delta Review from South Africa

1990 Lancia Delta Integrale 16v 2lt turbo

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2lt turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 kilometres
Most recent distance90000 kilometres

Summary:

Never leaves you cold

Faults:

Brake Booster failed

Wheel bearings failed (X2 on front)

General Comments:

The most fun to be had on 4 wheels -seriously!

Not a car for everyone - if you get to understand this car you will love it.

I had always wanted to own an Intergrale after seeing Top Gear rave about the car. I own 7 other cars and the Integrale is the only one I would not part with. The car I bought was generally well looked after with only 80 000 kms on the clock. Initially I was horrified by some of the costs of repairs, but since getting the car sorted with new brake discs and pads and replacing the wheel bearings and a few other things expenses seem to have settled down. In my opinion this car should be used as a second car only. While it is a pleasure to drive around town this is not where it should be used. Use it on weekends for fun or when you need to get the Adrenalin running and you will have a much better relationship with this car. There is a great satisfaction to be had from the smug knowledge that you drive a car which could outperform most things on the road today. I get a great thrill out of the fact that the car is recognised for what it is only by people that respect what the car can do.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th July, 2005

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review