Lancia Thema Reviews - Page 4 of 4

1993 Lancia Thema LS 16v turbo from Israel

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 16v turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 kilometres
Most recent distance166000 kilometres
Previous carLancia Beta

Summary:

Great car!!!

Faults:

The power windows not working well and need to be fix from time to time.

General Comments:

This is a very fast car.

Fun to drive with good handling.

Make me smile every time I see it!

Buy one, best value for money.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th April, 2002

1988 Lancia Thema 8.32 2.9 V8 from Netherlands

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.9 V8 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired108000 kilometres
Most recent distance117000 kilometres
Previous carFiat Tempra

Summary:

Best family car, due to the Ferrari powered engine

Faults:

Alternator and battery went dead one month after purchase.

Further, there was rust around the rear window and one of the rear wheel arches.

Everything is in good order now, thanks to a very good/reliable service guy!

General Comments:

Very good and powerful car. Pay attention to servicing. The club has been very helpful.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd August, 2000

6th May 2008, 21:36

Well, I can't imagine what the steering must be like. I love this car (never owned one, but I'm a fan), but it seems like a fairly humble sedan could barely convince a Ferrari engine to change direction.

1993 Lancia Thema LS 2.0 from Israel

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired62000 kilometres
Most recent distance117000 kilometres

Summary:

Luxury, pace and space at a cheap price!

Faults:

Power window mechanism (front doors).

Lambda sensor.

Door frames needs care to stop squeaks.

General Comments:

Extremely comfortable and with plenty of space inside. Huge boot.

Very smooth and quiet engine, although sluggish in first 10-15 metres when accelerates (auto gearbox). As soon as you pass the 40 km/h acceleration is strong and really powerful at high speeds.

Great to cruise at 130-150 km/h effortlessly. Fuel consumption not bad on highways but a bit heavy in town. EXCELLENT value for money and enjoyable to ride and drive!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th July, 2000

8th Jan 2001, 12:31

I've had a Thema LX Turbo for 10 years. After 160,000 miles I can say it has to be the most fantastic value car I've ever owned. Lovely to drive, fast and comfortable. No real problems though latterly the electrics have started to suffer from rot and the roof is leaking.

Time for this one to go. If I can find another in good nick I'd snap it up and so should you.

The eight valve engines are more reliable and have more ooomph from low revs.

1990 Lancia Thema 2.0 16v i.e. petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1990
Engine and transmission 2.0 16v i.e. petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10

Faults:

Power steering rack, rear brakes, and balancer shaft bearing, camshaft oil seals all at 96,000 miles. Not bad considering the car had not been serviced for years when I bought it!

General Comments:

Very comfy, good handling and good mpg even though it's an automatic gearbox. However I feel that the auto box sometimes takes the fun away by not changing down quickly enough. Definitely recommended to anyone. I think Fiat will allow Lancia to return to Britain some time in the next two years - I will be waiting!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th April, 1999

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 15 reviews