1975 Lancia Beta 1800 Sedan 1.8 Twin-cam from Australia and New Zealand
An absolute gem! I wish I'd kept it, but it rusted to pieces
Rust, rust and still more rust. Body dissolved like cotton candy!
The Italian government forced Lancia to use crappy Russian steel, due to Left-wing sympathies. This means...yes, rust!!
Headlamp self-levellers died, causing wonky beams.
CV-joints wore out after 5000km. Remember, it was six years old.
A few minor annoyances, but I can't remember specific ones.
I went from a LH Torana SL to this car.
It was like travelling through time from the '50's to 2001.
Ride and handling was just magic.
The engine was so refined, most modern engines are just catching-up with it now.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 17th March, 2006