1989 Lancia Prisma 1.6 i.e. from Portugal
Just a beast!
Shock absorbers and exhaust changed at 160000Km.
Air conditioner doesn't work.
Power windows switches need to be replaced, but no more big problems...
This car is very powerful for an 80's 1.6 engine, top engine rpm's are very high, with 110 hp, this electronic injected engine has a devil soul. The gear box is very short, and that improves a great acceleration. Top speed with down inclination is 200 Km/h.
Another good aspect of this car is the comfort, good seats, good climatization (with air conditioner), soft controls, only power steering is missing.
Brakes have disks at the 4 wheels.
Suspension isn't original, shock absorbers were changed, so I can't have an opinion for the stock suspension, but the car is VERY stable and comfortable with Sachs absorbers.
Electronics are good, the dashboard has a computer with fuel consumption and exterior temperature meter, max speed reached record, with a check panel that includes various warning lights including low brake pads, low brakes oil level, low refrigerant, low engine oil level and pressure etc... The main meter console includes various lights; engine oil pressure meter, voltmeter, and the common meters...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 7th January, 2010