Lancia Ypsilon Review from UK and Ireland

2004 Lancia Ypsilon 1.4

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired1000 miles
Most recent distance3000 miles
Previous carFord Fiesta

Summary:

A very strong recommendation to test drive one if you get the chance

Faults:

Nothing - yet.

General Comments:

Sublimely smooth performance and handling from a very solidly built car.

Gear changes have a positive and secure feel, however the clutch is a bit heavy around town.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd June, 2004

24th Jun 2004, 13:50

Where I can buy a Lancia Ypsylon in the UK. I saw many Ypsylons during my trip to Italy last April, and I would like to get one for my wife.

12th Jun 2005, 23:50

I agree that they look great and seem to have real personality (unlike most modern mini-cars) but It's such a shame that it wasn't simply badged 'Fiat Ypsilon' and sold at a more realistic price.

Lancia is no longer a maker of fine thoroughbreds, like the Fulvia and Flaminia. Therefore it is now just a name for an ordinary little Fiat.

Other than that, I rate it highly, based on its merits.

15th Jul 2006, 15:12

We recently spent 3 weeks driving through central Italy in a rented Ypsilon. After we sorted out the starting sequence and reconnected a battery cable which was not properly locked down, the car was a pleasure to drive...roomy, quiet and comfortable. We picked it up with only 8 km on the odometer, so our perspective was from the standpoint of "brand new". Would love to road test one back here in the USA.

10th Oct 2009, 19:31

I have one with 240 000 kms... can see my post, it's been a pleasure to own one!

2nd Jul 2011, 03:37

This is definitely one of my favorite cars!!!

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 1 review