Great daily driver for little money
Petrol pump when acquired at 93,000kms.
ECU at 150,000 kms (replaced it with a used one, but it would cost 1,000 Euros to buy a new one).
I bought the car from an old man, the typical Lancia fan: always kept in a garage and serviced by Lancia.
Nylon at the doors, for those who know the stereotype of a Lancia driver. I paid 1,400 Euros for it.
I immediately converted it to LPG. After nearly 100,000 kms with it, I must say that it is a real bargain.
Automatic A/C, alcantara tissue, ABS; great engine, great road holding, great comfort. 10-12 kms per liter with gasoline, 10 kms with LPG, not bad. Always parked outside, starts perfectly also in winter, no rust.
The car is now being serviced by a specialist, not a Lancia dealer. No problems, new engine oil and filter every 40,000 kms (yes, 40 thousand) but with constant refill (needs 1/2 liter every 2,000 kms because of the design of the engine: it does not burn it, it loses it in the upper part of the engine, in the camshaft; it is typical for the Fiat/Lancia DOHC).
Timing belt MUST absolutely be replaced every 40,000 kms, with NO TOLERANCE and NO DELAY; its fragility is typical of this engine.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th April, 2010