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|Posted By: ron d|
Posted On: Dec 9, 2008
|lancia zagato 1981|
great car truly italian keep them going just like a woman
|Posted By: Carteroni|
Posted On: May 14, 2008
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. www.carteroni.co.nz
|Posted By: John Lo Bosco|
Posted On: Jan 23, 2007
|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
|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
the last LANCIA is a GAMMA!!
|Posted By: ALbert|
Posted On: Mar 29, 2006
|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
|Posted By: MD|
Posted On: Jun 5, 2004
|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
|'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
|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
|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
I HAD A LANCIA BETA COUPE 2000CCM AND MY OPINION IS. BETA IS STILL A GOOD CAR!
|Posted By: Frank|
Posted On: Mar 5, 2002
|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
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
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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