Lamborghini Gallardo Reviews

2004 Lamborghini Gallardo V10 from North America

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission V10 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

Cheaper than Murcielago, Better looking, and almost as fast

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with the car. The clutch is still good with 2300 miles, even though the clutch is bad on these cars.

General Comments:

First off, the car is not mine. I'm 19 and could only dream of owning this piece of art. The area where my aunt and Uncle live is very affluent, however. Twin-turbo 911's, an SL65 Amg, Lotus Esprit V8, Bently GT, and many other cars are seen daily where they live. I go to their house whenever I get the chance.

I was at their house this past August. My cousin and I were walking in from his shed when we heard this loud exhaust. From where we were standing I couldn't see what it was. I asked my cousin what kind of car that was, and he said it was Tony's new lambo. Later on that day we went to Tony's house. The Gallardo is black, with black rims and it has E-Gear. After standing outside looking at the car for what seemed like forever, I went inside. Tony asked what I thought of the car. After explaining that this is probably the best looking car ever, he asked if I wanted to drive it. After turning it on and hearing that huge V10 right behind you, the sound just makes the hairs on your neck rise. We drove it through downtown Minneapolis, and that was just crazy. People were giving us thumbs-up, or screaming "Nice Car." After calming down and getting used to the attention, I turned to its performance. My Uncle owns a Panoz AIV Roadster, which is 2500lbs and 305 hp. It has no grip at all which makes it a blast to drive. But the Lambo is a totally different story. The car just begs to be pushed. You keep pushing it harder and harder thinking your reached the limits only to find out that it's only started.

The interior is pretty nice. The Audi touch is quite nice. Going on our little trip I didn't even think about turning on the radio. The V10 was the best music I have ever heard. I've heard that the ride is hard and a little rough, but come on people, do you really buy a lambo for comfort? You buy it for style and speed, and I feel the Gallardo captures those two quite well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th June, 2005

21st Jul 2005, 23:14

Yeah, like anybody can really afford one.

15th Nov 2005, 18:06

Can you afford one? Maybe. I got a BMW 6er. Costs me about 81k. That's about as high as I will go for cars. I see some of these used Gallardo's one year old, selling for 120-150k; less than half the value of the original car, for being 1 year old, and less than -in many cases- 50k.

So, I figure in a couple of years a 2004 Gallardo will come down to my price range. Right? No?

Anyways, I wonder if owning a 5 year old lambo would be worth it by then? It's an audi at heart, so I figure it must be worth it, but then again, these clutch nightmares are giving me second thoughts.

I guess the point is, I'm sure we can all afford these cars, if we save up, live like paupers, and wait a very very long time. Either that or win the lottery.

Don't give up hope. ;)

2004 Lamborghini Gallardo 5.0 L from UK and Ireland

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: 6.7 / 10, based on 2 reviews