1995 Lancia Kappa Reviews

1995 Lancia Kappa LX 2.0 turbo from Hungary

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 kilometres
Most recent distance160000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Carina

Summary:

Fast and elegant car

Faults:

Head gasket failure due to badly repaired cooling ventilator connector. It would have been worse without the warning signal.

Exhaust pipe replacement due to corrosion on a joint.

Alcantara wear-outs on front seats due to its age.

High tire consumption :-)

General Comments:

I like the car a lot. My previous cars (Toyota Carina, Corolla) were crap compared to this one.

Has 205 horses, runs up the hills as hell. Still if not pushed feels quite balanced, smooth.

Infrared key is little bit outdated.

Auto-darkening internal mirror is a great idea, all cars should have it.

Apparently the body of the car would last forever, absolutely no sign of corrosion.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st October, 2006

1995 Lancia Kappa LS 2L turbo 16v from Israel

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2L turbo 16v Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired115000 kilometres
Most recent distance150000 kilometres
Previous carLancia Thema

Summary:

Great fast and comfort car

Faults:

When I purchased that car, the turbo charger was in a poor condition, but the price was good.

Two weeks after, I purchased a new turbo in E-Bay from the US and assembled it by my self and now the car is just perfect.

General Comments:

Generally it's a great car, less sportive then my old 1993 thema turbo, but 1000 times more quality.

Not everyday car, most of the people here in Israel own Mazda, so I can fined my car easy in the parking...

Love it and have a long term plans to improve the handling and the power availability.

Highly Recommended!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th April, 2006

26th Apr 2010, 13:20

Hi and shalom. Many Israelis seem to have and like the Kappa 2.0 Turbo! I had the Thema of my dad; drove it after he died.. I had a great dad and he had a great car. So I look seriously for the Kappa in Israel now. As I am oleh, I do not know a lot about the service here in Israel, could anyone update me? Are parts available? Thanks/toda!

1995 Lancia Kappa 2.0 16v turbo from Israel

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 16v turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired56000 kilometres
Most recent distance86500 kilometres
Previous carFord Escort RS2000 1994

Summary:

Very good car

Faults:

The clutch was replaced at 85000 km.

Generally the car is very reliable.

General Comments:

Very good car, fast, comfortable, a very serious competitor to BMW 5 series, but the brand is less well known than AUDI, BMW etc, and because of that the prices of second hand cars are very cheap for a car of this standard.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th April, 2001

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 3 reviews