2000 Lancia Kappa Review

2000 Lancia Kappa 2.4 JTD turbo diesel from Latvia

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2013
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 2.4 JTD turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired17000 kilometres
Most recent distance17300 kilometres
Previous carAudi 80

Summary:

Luxury car for a Golf 3 price

Faults:

1. First thing was the gear lever. I can't select gears normally, especially 5th gear, but after 3 days I started to understand how to change gears. After 3 months I decided to fix the problem; it cost me about 150 euro.

2. Central locking system doesn't work. But I fixed it; it cost me about 40 euro.

3. I had to change front and back springs; it cost me 200 euro.

4. Front brake discs; 70 euro.

5. Timing belt and another thing (I don't know what it's called in English, but it cost me about 100 euro).

General Comments:

First, what I need to say that is I have always liked Italian cars. I was looking for an Alfa Romeo 166 2.4 JTD, but I was low on budget (1000 euros). So I found a Lancia Kappa, and it was love at first sight.

Compared with my previous Audi, the Lancia is more comfortable to drive, especially on long trips. Don't mention fuel consumption. 56 MPG.

What I like is that the car doesn't make a noise when driving at high speed. For example, when I was driving with my Audi at speeds of 120 km/h or 140 km/h, my wife was scared and she yelled "Don't drive so fast, I'm scared!". But in the Kappa we don't have this problem.

Things I like.

1. Its looks.

2. Size (it does matter).

3. Engine (fast enough and economic).

4. Gadgets (electronic windows, computer).

5. It's rare (it sounds strange but like that and every time I see another Kappa I smile).

Maybe someone knows in where in the Baltics has Lancia Kappa meetings?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th June, 2013

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review