But they just look and feel cheap, and in that way, they undermine the pleasure I take in the car. Imagine ordinary objects have come to life. The aftermarket wheels were horrible but the ride was still good. Thanks for calling by! Now all surpassed by the XF, beating all the pretentious characterless Germans. The Kappa is one of my preferred choices.
The rear of the car is a similarly fine place to reside. You would think it would be far more feasible to sensitively control a wide range of ride and handling set-ups using hydraulic valves, sensors and electronics, than it would on conventionally sprung cars. In essence, these were just incremental improvements on the theme of multi-link suspension. Number of Employees Annual Revenue: Steering rack and pinion with variable rate power assistance. A 2 litre soft turbo, a 2. In front of the driver is a classically styled instrument pack.
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Tested Feb 6th Whatever it is asked, the Thesis does what it is told. Very little vibration is felt and little noise heard. I looked into the Lybra.
The seating for the driver and passengers is superb. Car actually put it well — maybe a little generously — in the GBU — like a French Blue Cheese — repels and attracts in equal amounts. You simply not succeed in selling this kind of refinement to mass customers. To comply with law or as required for legal purposes.
Notify me of new comments via email. Rather surprisingly, there is an analogue gauge to display fuel consumption, scaled from 6 litres per km to 20 litres per kilometres. If you consider that the SM, generally seen as a commercial failure, sold over 13, units in less than 5 years, despite being comfortably over twice the price of the most expensive DS, the C6 figures are very disappointing.
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.
Lancia Thesis V6 Review – Driven To Write
When the Thesis was launched inLancia wanted a flagship to re-position the brand as a maker of convincing luxury cars, an Italian Mercedes if you like. I just want to say thank you very much! Pofro routine elements consisted of independent five-link suspension lancla coil springs. That, rather than a concern for the economy, drives the preference.
If you like this article, please feel free to post a comment below. And rear screen sunblinds but you have to fiddle them up manually. Most factory pix set them right back to give attractive spacious front cabin look!
Using online project management Tools 5m 36s. Lybra has that too, but adds another option, switching to fully manual too.
And the steering is pleasantly light, quite direct but not nervous and the car had a crisp bite to the turn-in. Saloon far better rigid thwsis than SW.
2002 Lancia Thesis 3.0 V6 Review
It is retro but the styling was not reserved. The cheap materials on the outside, I would say much the same about.
Thank you Someone from our office will be in contact with you shortly. Even a Jaguar XJ seems a bit glacial in comparison while the similarly priced S-type is embarrassingly Crown Victoria.
Lancia Thesis – | V6 ( Hp) | Technical specifications, Fuel economy (consumption)
By way of comparison, the Mercedes S weighed less, having 30 kilos fewer to drag along. Each of the finely trimmed doors has an ashtray of pretty respectable size and the door cards are unusually handsome, made of precisely the same high quality materials as those at the front. Putting it very bluntly, the Thesis is singularly 30, resembling nothing so much as a really talented butler.
Utterly reliable — unlike all French cars — ask your friendly breakdown wagon driver, he knows. 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. 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.
In addition, subtle perforations in a metal strip across the dash allow draught free ventilation. A 2 litre soft turbo, a 2. For Lancia enthusiasts expecting the cerebral satisfaction of a car with palpable mechanical character the Thesis is too distant and inscrutable.
I know it well.