Lancia Y10 Reviews - Page 4 of 4

1989 Lancia Y10 Turbo 1.0 turbo (85bhp) from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.0 turbo (85bhp) Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired37000 miles
Most recent distance45000 miles
Previous carLancia Y10 Touring

Summary:

Exclusive performance...

Faults:

Clutch.

Nearside CV joints (inner and outer).

Head gasket.

General Comments:

Fastest 1 litre around... Can be made to go very quickly very easily, just a bleed valve will often see 120bhp...

Cute car, plenty of charector and you won't see another one for miles around...

Just slips in under the tax limit... £100 for a whole year!! And performance that will see off most 2 litres...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th February, 2001

22nd Jul 2002, 12:43

The Lancia Y10 Turbo is not the fastest 1-litre around. Check the stats.

Lancia Y10 Turbo 1050 CC, 0-60 9.1 seconds, 112 MPH max, 85 BHP and rubbish handling.

Daihatsu Charade GTTi 993 cc, sequential injection, 0-60 7.7 seconds. 116 MPH max, 100 BHP, excellent drivers car.

I have owned both cars, and the GTTI is on another level.

1989 Lancia Y10 FIRE 1.0i from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.0i Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired52000 miles
Most recent distance83000 miles
Previous carCitroen BX 14 TGE

Summary:

The perfect pocket rocket

Faults:

The ignition went once due to a tiny wire burning out, but apart from that it has been perfect.

General Comments:

Look at the miles I have put on it with no major mechanical breakdown, need I say more?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th December, 2000

1989 Lancia Y10 Fire LXie 1.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.0 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired71000 miles
Most recent distance74000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Scirocco

Summary:

Perfection in your pocket!

Faults:

It got stuck in the mud once, but that's it!

General Comments:

It is the best car I have ever driven, it rallys well, it street races well and it sips petrol, thank god!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th June, 2000

31st Aug 2001, 12:20

Had a y10 1993, 1.1 i.e.

Had the terrible idea of tuning its engine. Too bad, now I use buses.

1990 Lancia Y10 GT 1.3 from Germany

Year of manufacture1990
Engine and transmission 1.3
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10

Faults:

It has little electrical problems and the suspension was bad. But only little problems!

General Comments:

Great car!! Very cheap to buy!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th January, 2000

1989 Lancia Y10 GT i.e. 1.3 petrol from Switzerland

Year of manufacture1989
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10

Faults:

You have to change the lights often (headlight, lights for the number plate and others)- nothing serious, you can buy them in every car market.

There were no special problems, except a broken rubber fuel tube.

General Comments:

If you need a car for the city, the Lancia Y10 is the car you have to look for. It's light, small and has "cart-like" handling. The engine has no problems and the fuel consumption is about 7 liters. But you should look for a younger model; with a 10 year old car (60 000 miles) the service costs become very high (over £500).

Dealer service is just great. They are very friendly and the mechanics are very well educated. My dealer isn't an official (A - rated) Lancia/Fiat dealer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th December, 1999

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 14 reviews