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Posted By: ron d

Posted On: Dec 9, 2008
Views: 2166
lancia zagato 1981

great car truly italian keep them going just like a woman

Posted By: Carteroni

Posted On: May 14, 2008
Views: 2381
Lancia Beta

Lancia Beta. Well we specialize in them in New Zealand and are doing so because they are a driving experience, as they are individual as the owner. Don't dwell on the negative life is too short get out there and drive those Beta's a real drivers car.

Posted By: John Lo Bosco

Posted On: Jan 23, 2007
Views: 2855
Lancia Beta Zagato 1982

Picked up a well maintained example runs superbly. Replaced clutch and cable.
Parts are hard to find in Canada;especially electrical switches.

Posted By: Chris

Posted On: Jul 14, 2006
Views: 2999
1978 1.8L Lancia Beta cpe

I was in the Army and purchased a Beta cpe while at West Point New York... by the time I hit 40,000 miles the car became a maintenance nightmare... Rust, was starting to show within the 1st yr of ownership. and by the 3rd yr. it was costing me almost a $1,000 everytime I headed for the shop... parts were sky high, and durability of brakes and rotors was terrible... the timeing belt would not last more than 16 to 18000 miles... there was no compreshion valve release... and by the 4th year, I felt like Fred Flintstone, pedaling my car down the street. the floor board was gone... when the car ran, it was a screamer... it was totally awsome... but one cough, it would become a really big piece of **** in a New York heart beat...

Posted By: SAUREL Jean

Posted On: Apr 15, 2006
Views: 3088

the last LANCIA is a GAMMA!!
french comment!!

Posted By: ALbert

Posted On: Mar 29, 2006
Views: 3102
LANCIA BETA 2000c.c. rally car

Three reasons that I love this car.

#1. It's powerful.

#2. It'sa rally car.

#3. Because I can out race you fools!!!

Posted By: Uli Lorenz

Posted On: Dec 6, 2005
Views: 3253
Lancia Beta

Nowadays nobody can seriously doubt that the Lancia Beta has to be considered a true successor
in the Lancia tradition.
What once was considered to be a disadvantage turned out to be the reason why those cars now still can be driven (and maintained)unlike many other cars of that particular period.
For the last 3 years I have driven an Beta coupé from 1977 every single day and it has never let me down. Since I want to avoid winter, snow and salt on the street, 2005/2006 will be the rest for the car...

Posted By: MD

Posted On: Jun 5, 2004
Views: 3707
Lancia Beta HPE '81

Style, performance and handling definitely Lancia. Quality issues, especially rust, I attribute to FIAT.

Posted By: Alan Wit

Posted On: May 2, 2004
Views: 3741
'82 Lancia Zagato

I have a 1982 Lancia Zagato. Does any one have advice or directions on installing a new convertible top? Please e-mail me with any helpful insights or directions.
Thanks in advance.

Posted By: Bill Westerbeek

Posted On: Apr 7, 2004
Views: 3765
The Fuvia was the last real Lancia

Having been lucky enough to own a Lancia Beta HPE (for 9 years) as well as 3 Lancia Fulvias (a 2C Sedan, Zagato and a 1970 model 1.3 Coupe for 20 years) I feel able to pass comment on this subject.
The HPE was a great and practical car thanks to the excelent mechanic that kept it on the road - lots of the Fiat bits kept failing suddenly.
The Fulvia Coupe is not as practical (size) but handles even better than the HPE (which was impressive) and has been totally reliable and not dependent on a good mechanic.
I know that Fiats can be relible as I owned a 1500 MkIII and a 128 (which was also handled like it ran on rails).
The Fulvia series shares the imaginative mechanical design with its Lancia bretheren that the Beta series didn't.

Posted By: danny

Posted On: Jan 25, 2004
Views: 3788
fiat v lancia

I owned many fiats over the years & driven a few beta's .All of these cars are great fun to drive as Italian cars should be.

Posted By: TRATNIK

Posted On: Jun 20, 2002
Views: 3819


Posted By: Frank

Posted On: Mar 5, 2002
Views: 3836
Lancia all the way.

Having owned a Lancia Beta myself for 10 years, and driven many Fiats during my years in Italy, I can honestly say that it is a Lancia all the way.
Fiats in comparison were only cheap little economic runabouts, nothing more.
Any 124 owner can tell you that there is nothing sporty about an actual 124, unless it is almost totally modified. Even a sloppy Mazda Capella or a Hyunday Excell can feel sporty when fully modified.
Does that mean that the Integrale is not a Lancia either? No Fiat has such records.
Although Fiat owned they were still built with Lancia instincts.
Just a little trivia for all, I overtook a Peugeot 306 GTI6 at 110 kph on Devils Elbow in Adelaide South Australia 3 years ago in my Beta 2lt during a race to Tallem Bend. The Pirelli p6's screeched like mad but the Peugeot was in my rear vision mirror for a while until I got passed on the straights due to it's greater top speed.

Posted By: Graeme

Posted On: Feb 14, 2002
Views: 3838
The motor

OK so it was a FIAT derived motor.
SAAB used Ford, Truimph & FIAT engines
Lotus has used vauxhall, ford & renault engines
Each stamped its own mark on its cars and have their own character

Posted By: Giovanni Mandarano

Posted On: Dec 17, 2001
Views: 3848

If you "feel" the way a Beta performs, handles, rides and accelerates; how can it be anything other than a Lancia? The geometry of the Beta and the suspension set-up is totally Lancia style. The engine yes does originate from FIAT but the "guts" and the "grunt" is all Lancia. And not to mention the modifications that can be done to this engine, a Beta can really be a worthy sports and performance machine.

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