Lancia Thema Review from South Africa

1994 Lancia Thema Series 3 2.0 litre 16v turbo

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.0 litre 16v turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired53000 kilometres
Most recent distance332000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot Lancia Fulvia


Most reliable car I've ever owned


Balancing shaft belt fouled and resulted in bent valves. Removed balancing shaft belt. Goes like new car.

Nothing else have gone wrong. Magic car!!!

On 17th January 2014 the vehicle has done 380 000 km and goes like a high quality watch! Amazing car!

General Comments:

Don't be fooled by its docile looks! This is a real mean machine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th February, 2008

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