Lancia Prisma Review from UK and Ireland

1988 Lancia Prisma LX 1.6 petrol injection

Year of manufacture1988
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol injection
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10


I lost 3rd gear (apparently common on these).. errr just little things really, new distributor, starter motor, dodgy electrics, welding for MOT. But I've sacrificed solid build quality for great fun!

General Comments:

Ace car, i'ts the same as the Delta GTie.

Running costs can be horrendous, but for the low price you get a lot of car. The handling is better than any rival in the class, and the twin cam motor is more than capable of seeing off XR3i`s and the like. I`m hoping to go for an HF turbo, or maybe even an Integrale soon. I'll let you know what it's like!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th January, 1999

7th Jan 2004, 10:27

I have a brand new Lancia Prisma 1500cc 2nd hand 1988 model. This is a great car, and I enjoy it a lot.

I have a 1.6 turbo engine with 160hp, and only at 0.5 bar.

The car is perfect, and can be very fun to drive in.

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review