But they just look and feel cheap, and in that way, they undermine the pleasure I take in the car. But if driven as intended, the Thesis as a car simply disappears for both driver and passenger and instead the wealth of creature comforts come to the fore. A bit like Liam Gallagher thinking he was John Lennon. Has more modern suspension, probably enough airbags — just maybe enough rear legroom. When the door clunked home it felt as if each element of the closure was machined to a fine tolerance. These too, in their larger manifestations, are smooth and compliant servants rather than machines with which to take on kilometres of coast road for the fun of it.
On at least two of the white cars, rivulets caused by running paint are very clearly visible. I have no experience of the Thesis short of seeing one parked in Florence one time. These gadgets allow semi-active suspension in that the damper rates can be varied by computer management to suit the driving conditions and driving style. I mentioned that the car was slightly smaller in most dimensions when compared to the Mercedes S-class. Both the grille and the headlamps are set amidst quite large expanses of unadorned metal work.
As a long-term fan of Lancia some of my first toy cars were Stratos and lovely safari-type Fulviaand other quirky and unusual cars, I was rather surprised to get a chance to use a Thesis 2. I dislike post-war town planning. Ventilated disc brakes Length: You would think it would be far more feasible to sensitively control a wide range of ride lacnia handling set-ups using hydraulic valves, sensors and electronics, than it would on conventionally sprung cars.
lzncia Even a Jaguar XJ seems a bit glacial in comparison while the similarly priced S-type is embarrassingly Crown Victoria. I must say that I could have written something slightly different a week ago and I could write a review with another angle next week. With an automatic transmission, there was little to do but steer and brake.
What really got me, lanica from cheap materials described by previous poster, was that the wheelbase was too long for decent handling. You are one of a constant stream of daily visitors to this page so share your views with your fellow Lancia enthusiasts.
Maximum torque Nm at rpm. The ride is impressively smooth without being floaty. I enjoyed your review. And they are handled well.
2002 Lancia Thesis 3.0 V6 Review
Thanks for dropping by. Both the grille and the headlamps are set amidst quite large expanses of unadorned metal work. Whatever it is asked, the Thesis does what it 3.0 told. Apropros of nothing, I was recently in Belgrade and Lybras especially SWs seem to be popular amongst the taxi brigade there.
Lancia Thesis V6 Review – Driven To Write
As the reviews of Skodas and Hyundais from the s would say, they get the job done. I think the styling has held up well — it was an influential design for its class and considering the constraints put on the design team, that is no mean feat. Danes are highly risk averse. I wanted to notice the steering character rather than to notice I could not detect anything either way.
After looking more into Lybra, I might swap out of my Kappa for one — not too expensive here in France, more manouvrable as I age, and an auto box, but only on 2. That, rather than a concern for the economy, drives the preference.
True to tax-avoiding stereotype, they got a base model, then loaded it with nearly every extra to get an LX spec without paying the extra tax for it! Stephen Bayley wrote this a long time ago: Learn how your comment data is processed.
The construction of the Thesis was fairly conventional: It is retro but the styling was not reserved. Notify me of new posts via email. In addition, subtle perforations in a metal strip across the dash allow draught free ventilation. Thanks for calling by! Lybra might work, but is rare. For the Mondeo driver, half the refinements of the Thesis would have been enough, so long as the car was at least as good to drive.
The is a hard car to beat. But they just look and feel cheap, and in that way, they undermine the thdsis I take in the car.
To this end, Lancia threw enormous resources at the Thesis such that it had its own unique platform and shared no pressings or interior parts with any other Fiat group product. There was a time when Lancia could go against this with flair — no longer.