One of the rear dampers failed, I suspect the brakes need minor attention and the rear (after market) exhaust back box doesn't fit correctly. All minor issues relevant to any car 13 years old.
The reputation of these cars is well deserved, they are seriously quick and require an element of self control.
The engine is fantastic, when the turbo is spinning it has real genuine grunt whilst also being easy to drive around town. The grunt is very much at the expense of fuel economy.
The handling from the four wheel drive is just in a league of its own plus it has serious stopping power.
Inside the build quality is surprisingly good for an early 90's Lancia, it creaks and rattles a bit, but noise from the engine, road etc is well damped.
Don't buy one of these for motorway work as this car is designed for the twisty stuff and comes into its own in the country. I have never owned a car that can inspire so much confidence at speed on twisty country roads, you will be rewarded for your efforts.
These cars require a lot of love... and possibly money to stay in peak condition.
The best car I have ever owned.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st March, 2004