Lamborghini Diablo Reviews from UK and Ireland - Page 2 of 2

1997 Lamborghini Diablo SV 5.7 litre

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 5.7 litre Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.2 / 10
Distance when acquired2500 miles
Most recent distance7500 miles
Previous carHonda NSX

Summary:

Noisy, scary and outrageous - don't drive it more than once a week or it will drive you insane!

Faults:

Airconditioning useless - like I really care?

Front wheel bearings needed replacing - but they were a bargain at 800 GBP compared to 9500 GBP for supply and fitment of a new front bumper!

General Comments:

Car very quick - in a straight line; but easily upset by bumps at high speed (160+) and it gets scary.

Brakes ineffective, at best, and downright scary in the wet. At Spa, I was seeing Jesus so often at the end of the straight that I started to use him as a braking marker.

Cabin very noisy and hot - serves me right for getting the sports exhaust. Ear defenders needed for anything more than a 10 mile trip.

Overall, it gets beaten on the track by 355s and is actually slower in normal use than the NSX. I wouldn't change it though because it looks so silly. And it's purple metalflake.

I wouldn't get another because the dealer service has been APPALLING since Lambo UK changed ownership - 8 months to change a wing and fuel tank, after a minor bump?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th April, 2001

30th Jun 2001, 04:26

Hehe, my 98 SV is similar :) But who'd swap it? Interestingly, I owned an NSX previous to the Diablo.

12th Jul 2001, 01:28

Oh dear, how much did you guys have 2 pay for them?

28th Jul 2001, 05:59

I'd buy a house instead.

18th Aug 2001, 11:30

You paid so much!! But you won't even buy the car again? Were you allowed to test drive it before you spent half a mill?

2000 Lamborghini Diablo GT 6.0 V12

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 6.0 V12 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance0 kilometres
Previous carHonda NSX

Faults:

Nothing as of yet!

General Comments:

You have never driven anything like this before. You honestly have not lived until you drive one. Worth every single hard-earned penny.

Such a rush - you feel like going out and beating the crap out of someone every time you drive it.

And nothing beats being able to stop a crowd in its tracks.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th April, 2000

29th Dec 2000, 23:34

What the hell kind of job do you have? Cause I need myself a job like yours to go from a Honda to a car like that. I drive a Probe GT and it feels like a jet to me so I can only imagine how a Diablo would be.

Hey, you need to live in the US, there is a lot of long straightaways to go really fast on in Arizona. I only know because a friend of mine lives there with his Jaguar XJR220 and he has almost hit its top speed 220mph. Na, just kidding, he only hit 175mph but he said one day he will. Maybe you could beat him to it. Reply about how fast you have gone, I know that car was not bought just for looks was it?

Average review marks: 6.1 / 10, based on 4 reviews