That kind of road testing is, in the end, rather pointless except to say that the Thesis, could in extremis, make a good fist of getting you from Zurich to Lausanne decisively ahead of schedule, even if you avoided the motorways. A similar system is used on the Maserati Spyder. With an automatic transmission, there was little to do but steer and brake. There was a time when Lancia could go against this with flair — no longer. It is not a surprise to me, being an owner: 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. When the Thesis was launched in , Lancia wanted a flagship to re-position the brand as a maker of convincing luxury cars, an Italian Mercedes if you like.
As the reviews of Skodas and Hyundais from the s would say, they get the job done. There are no saloons — the Kolding car is an estate. This in itself is a wonderfully unnecessary refinement and speaks volumes about the painstaking efforts to create a truly luxurious saloon. In the end, the Thesis is a means not an end in itself. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:
However, I am not the only user and have to compromise. What really got me, apart from cheap materials described by previous poster, was that the wheelbase was too long for decent handling. But then Naj thought Vel Satis was fun too.
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Lancia Thesis – | V6 ( Hp) | Technical specifications, Fuel economy (consumption)
Profesorice koje potri putem imala bile su brojne. Independent multilink suspension, coil springs with telescopic Skyhook adaptive damping, torsion bar. Both the modern Citroen and the modern Lancia seem like fuzzy interpretations of their forebears, created from a third generation template where essential details have been lost in each transcription.
No, it had features and competence. We have a few Kappa articles here plus a Trevi test drive.
Lancia Thesis V6 Review – Driven To Write
A Culture of Place by bell hooks. By way of comparison, the Mercedes S weighed less, having 30 kilos fewer to drag bja. I imagine running on Lancia footwear the car would be even nicer.
The idiosyncratic styling could be seen as a plus and they are certainly not so odd to permit one to say the car is objectively bad.
2002 Lancia Thesis 3.0 V6 Review
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. Whatever it is asked, the Thesis does what it is told. Dates and Salary Information: Have you driven a Thesis?
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 lanfia feat. I just want to say thank you very much! You simply not succeed in selling this kind of refinement to mass customers.
The Lancia range needed a car between the Lybra and Thesis: The seating for lanccia driver and passengers is superb. And I have memory heated seats, and a C-post reading light and fag lighter terminal accessible for rear passengers. I had a look at the Kappa as a used car but they are too old my wife wants hundreds of airbags and the three on sale here are a bit leggy. If you like this article, please feel free to post a comment below.
It also dilutes academic writing by duplicating academic research. It is even charming in many of its details. I must say that I could have written something slightly different a week ago and Njja could write a review with another angle next week. When shaping the bodysides I presume the designers were hoping for cool restraint but instead achieved banality.
Would love Skyhook, which works on the Maserati. Is the car conservative?
The ride is impressively smooth without being floaty. On the topic at hand, the thing about the Delta is this. For Lancia enthusiasts expecting the cerebral satisfaction of a car with palpable mechanical character the Thesis is too distant and inscrutable.