Lancia Prisma Review from Sweden

1986 Lancia Prisma 1.6 twin cam

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1989
Most recent year of ownership1994
Engine and transmission 1.6 twin cam Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 kilometres
Most recent distance140000 kilometres
Previous carCitro GSA


If you find one without rust - buy it!


Rear discs rusty, were renewed.

Hand brake cable had to be renewed.

Had to disable the seat heating because it was eating fuses.

Rust in the body, unfortunately.

General Comments:

A very nice car of Giugaro design.

Good engine with good performance.

Very good handling.

Excellent on road, quick steering.

Quite comfortable.

I really liked this car, one of the best I ever had.

I sold it because it was rusting a little too much, a common problem in the Swedish climate and salted roads in the winter.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd January, 2001

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 1 review