2004 Lamborghini Murcielago 6.2 V12 from UK and Ireland

Summary:

The bull is finally tamed

Faults:

One heated cup holder fails to heat, hardly a problem and I don't really need it.

Passenger side air vent does not shut off fully. Again not really a problem, but can be annoying for the passenger.

General Comments:

This is the easiest Lamborghini to drive to date. The steering is light and precise, too light really the car feels almost twitchy. I sneezed on the motorway when bringing her home and I had changed lanes! Build quality is now very good. Nothing has fallen off, shaken off, split, cracked or teared yet. My diablo's mirror fell out bringing that home! Well done Audi for making a supercar into a usable car. Still not as practical as a Porsche 911 series, but then again I use a Mercedes as a daily car and the Murc is just a toy really. You will see me and the car at supercar sunday this year if I can make it. I will be doing ride outs in the car for charity so come and donate to the kids hospital and have the ride of your life too!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th January, 2005

11th Jan 2005, 08:29

Cor, is everyone as impressed by this bloke as I am?

12th Mar 2006, 16:31

As the old saying goes: smoke 'em if you got 'em. Hey, if I had a Lambo I might never find a reason to be unhappy again.

Though I probably would.

29th Nov 2006, 14:37

The best advice that I can give to a super-car driver is 'Drive it like it's stolen!'

1st Aug 2008, 19:18

+100000000000000000000000000000 to this bloke indeed.

Nice gentleman, super-car driver...

2003 Lamborghini Murcielago from Australia and New Zealand

Summary:

The best looking, best performing car I have ever owned

Faults:

This car is a beauty, but I have found problems with the electrics regularly. However, only the windows jamming, and it's not such a huge worry- the aircon is fine, and at car parks, I just open the doors to take my ticket.

However, the dealer has been brilliant, and helped immensely. No problems now!

General Comments:

This car blew my head off the first time I drove it. It's that fast!

Very easy to drive in comparison with the Diablo I tried at a track-day.

The cabin is very comfortable for a car of this type, but still lets in the engine noise- I never use the stereo!

It's very easy to use on the road, as long as you remember it's hugely wide, but it's not really any worse than using an SUV, and I love the car to bits.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd November, 2004

19th Apr 2005, 21:30

For the sticking electric windows, my falcon needed silicon release spray in the runners.

Do NOT use normal oil as I did. That immediately seized it up solid and gave the mechanic a good laugh!!!

Good luck - lovely car.

2003 Lamborghini Murcielago Four Wheel Drive 6.2L 48 Valve V12, 580hp, 480 ft. lbs. torque from North America

Summary:

The best 4WD exotic performance sports car ever, Canadian winters are a breeze!

Faults:

That's the best part, absolutely nothing has gone wrong with this car and I drive it every day. It has no problem starting in the cold Canadian winters, I don't even plug it in (not that I could if I wanted to, Block Heaters were not even an option).

General Comments:

The car all in all is a great buy, if you can afford it. I bought it through a performance/exotic car dealer in town who ordered it directly from Lamborghini for me. I got it for just over $400,000.00 as I loaded it up with impressive options.

I recently owned a Ferrari F-50 which was an amazing vehicle, but was very dangerous for my wife in the winter as the 2WD had too much power in the rear and she would often complain about spinning out. So I researched for exotic performance cars which had 4WD and I came across the Murcielago. It has proven well in the Canadian Winters. The Lamborghini 4WD system is completely out of this world and even though it is a very low car, it has never gotten stuck. My neighbor's 4WD 2004 Range Rover even got stuck in the street one morning and I got out with total ease (after helping him, of course).

The engine and transmission are smooth and flawless. The clutch is light and comfortable and very high in quality. The 6.2L engine which produces 580hp gets me to work in a blink of an eye. The six speed manual transmission with the much anticipated overdrive is very energetic and lively. My wife is particularly happy that she does not ever have to shift out of first gear in the town or city and only has to travel in second gear on the highway.

We also have a 2001 Bentley Arnage T. It is great too, but is tricky to drive in the winter and has been 'keyed' 7 times in numerous parking lots (each time repaired) so we choose to leave it at home when shopping now. For some reason, the Lamborghini has never been keyed. The Lamborghini is for sure the better of the two, especially with its amazing sound system and options.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th March, 2004

25th Jan 2005, 22:38

Good to see an owner of one of these cars appreciate it and take the time to testify to it. Maybe the above commenter from 29 December should realize that this car is one of very few that gets to 60mph in first gear- and maybe that's why his wife is happy to stay in first. If you were God, you would have known this. Say MURCY biatch.

8th May 2005, 16:37

Hmmmmmmmmm. I know all about Canadian winters. I lived through some bad ones on the east coast. 1: Why would you drive an super expensive exotic sports coupe in the winter? That goes for the F50 too. 2: My girlfriend drives a Range Rover. Last gen. but still, impressive off road and in bad weather. How much snow was there to get a Rover stuck? Had to be up to the grill, which means the snow would likely be up to the windshield of the Lamb. You might own the Lambo, but it being able to get it moving when a Rover could not? Not likely.