Lancia Y Reviews

1988 Lancia Y LX fire 1.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission 1.0 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired23 miles
Most recent distance48 miles
Previous carLancia Y10


Amazing, Brilliant, why are the new shapes not imported into this country?


Ball joints.

General Comments:

Extremely fuel efficient.

Will not break down.

No rust at all!

No rattles or squeaks.

Lovely alcantara cubbies.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th March, 2003

1999 Lancia Y Elefantino Blu 1.1 from Germany

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.1 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance21500 kilometres
Previous carFiat 127


A sweet car offering a great value


Absolutely nothing (pretty unusual for an Italian car, isn't it?).

General Comments:

The Y is very comfortable while still offering a good handling.

The car's performance is quite decent considering it has only 55hp, but the fuel consumption is a little bit too high.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd February, 2001

3rd May 2007, 14:59

After 6 years of no problems on our Y, I thought it was time to replace it, before things went wrong. We tested a 06 Y, but didn't like it as much as our 98. So we kept the 98. Of course, many things were soon due for replacement, like the original tires. Our 'repair shop of choice' is now our 'ex-shop of choice'. They couldn't do even simple repairs without confusion, havoc, disaster. They sold our aluminum wheels instead of mounting summer tires, couldn't get brakes right the 1st 3x, which was very comforting; spent lots a time not fixing the heating system and eventually lost a client of 20 years. 1 thing they did well was double-talk. All of which doesn't diminish our love of our Y, now on new wheels & summer tires, but our personal aaaarrrgh factor has skyrocketed.

1st Jun 2007, 18:27

Great stuff. I brought my Lancia Y over from Germany, but now have to face the issue of changing over the headlights for driving on the left side. No luck with this so far! They don't seem to sell those here.

Is your Lancia Y from the UK? Did they sell that model over here? If so, maybe there are some second hand lights available here?

Any help appreciated.

Christian Holscher.

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews