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Post by MikeR » Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:42 am

Long time no posts!

Always hankered after an Integrale. Can't afford a nice Evo - seems they're £30K plus these days...

How about "other" Integrales in the £10-20K region - daft idea?

Anyone here owned / driven one?
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Post by B10BRW » Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:34 pm

Can not comment on an Integrale, as my only experience with a Lancia was a 2 year old 2.0 Beta.
Biggest pile of shit I have had the misfortune to own :?
I am surprised that there are any Lancias left in one piece, their rust problems are legendary :(
I had to have a 3 foot panel welded on for the first MOT, it got quicker the longer I owned it as bits kept dropping off reducing the weight considerably :lol:
The manifold stripped its threads more times than I care to remember, Carb was always going out of tune, took me a long time to get rid,as no one wanted a Lancia.
Not surprising that Lancia have not been sold in the UK for over 20 years.

The last Lancia I drove was a Musa in Italy, up until this week it was the worst car I had ever driven.
That accolade now goes to the BMW 218d tourer, what a disgrace to the BMW name.

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Post by KevinB10 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:02 pm

I wanted to but an Integrale 20 years ago but my wife said they are ugly. I wish I had ignored her and bought one. If yo can afford one I would buy one, they will only go up in value due to the rallying pedigree.

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Re: Lanciaa

Post by I_MNL » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:50 am

I have to say the Dedra was a very nice and elegant car :P
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Re: Lanciaa

Post by b0ardgamer » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:03 pm

I had an 8-valve Integrale for a couple of years (back in ~1992-4?). Absolutely unbeatable on a twisty, wet, bumpy, B-road.

left-hooker meant that overtaking required a great leap of faith, plus carparks where you had to reach a ticket machine were a nightmare.
turbo lag was measured in seconds - you limped onto a roundabout, then half-way round an extra 100bph suddenly came on tap.
reliability was variable. I was once filling up with petrol, when someone came over to me and said "Do you know it's coming out the bottom faster than you're putting it in the top?" There were lots of other "minor" things always needing a fix. Especially electrics.

And all that said, it was still the most fun car I have ever driven (and that includes my B4S). Hard to say why, but I think it was just so balanced. Small, nimble, unlimited grip, unobtrusive, quick!

Sometimes I regret selling it, but at the time I just wanted a car that didn't spend half its time in a garage.

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