1997 Lancia Kappa Reviews

1997 Lancia Kappa SW Break 2.4 TDS diesel from France

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 2.4 TDS diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired195000 kilometres
Most recent distance230000 kilometres
Previous carSAAB 900

Summary:

Pininfarina built character

Faults:

Central locking doesn't work.

Alcantara seat wear.

General Comments:

For a cheap replacement of an Alfa 164 TD (insurance), it's an exceptional buy, very rare in the estate version, comfortable, reliable, 5 cylinder diesel with a great engine note.

It isn't a car that asks to be driven quickly, but is capable of a 1000km at high speed or driving in the countryside. It's very assured in cornering. It's actually my wife's car and she loves it. There's a lot of room in the boot. A great car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd April, 2014

1997 Lancia Kappa 2.0 litre 16v turbochargered from Greece

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 litre 16v turbochargered Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Most recent distance25000 kilometres

Summary:

Best value for money

Faults:

The car is fantastic. lots of speed. it does not feel safe in speedy curves though (waiting for someone views in order to make better. Should I change the absorbers to sport type?)

Sometimes, I have a indication on the info center (system engine control failure. Anyone knows what is it? My email is cvassilios@hotmail.com

I've lost the manual. If anyone could offer one in English I would appreciate that.

Not good support in Lancia's garages. Engineers do not have much experience on this car because is rare.

General Comments:

Very powerful. Comfortable for long trips. Not very good in cornering. Cheap on the highway expensive in the city in terms of consumption.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th September, 2006

12th Jun 2009, 10:55

For that error, check the airflow sensor and oxygen sensor. Have luck.

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 2 reviews