Lamborghini Gallardo Review from UK and Ireland

2004 Lamborghini Gallardo 5.0 L

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.0 L Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance450 miles
Previous carAudi TT

Summary:

A fantastic toy

Faults:

I have owned the car only a couple of weeks.

Delivered with minor faults - one touch up on the passenger window faulty, indicators sometimes refused to switch off.

After 450 miles the clutch has gone. I tried a mega takeoff at the lights and left a mass of smoke - clutch smoke. Bit disappointing as it is supposed to be performance car. Apparently about 15% of Gallardo's have had new clutches!!!

General Comments:

It is an awesome car - looks great, not too big to get in the garage and goes like stink.

Very firm ride means you tend to feel sick after a couple of hours on our great roads.

I like the cabin - lots of Audi bits, but I like Audi's.

The handling is unbelievable. It has so much grip I have yet to find the limit (or even close to it) - Mega fun.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 10th July, 2004

10th Jul 2004, 10:56

Shouldn't have been trying a burnout with only 450 miles on the car. Be happy nothing else happened. I'd wait until you got over 1000 miles or more before trying that, even with a Lambo.

10th Jul 2004, 11:59

You didn't even give the car a chance to break in before you beat the crap out of it. No wonder the clutch is shot. Give it a few thousand miles to break in before you thrash it!

Average review marks: 5.6 / 10, based on 1 review