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CHRYSLER DELTA Hatchback 2011‑2013

4.9
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Chrysler Delta hatchback

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ryanbradford

Better than the rest

CHRYSLER DELTA 1.6 M-Jet SE 5dr Auto (Review date: 18th August '14)

5

So I came to the point of looking for a second car, and after reading the usual 'expert' reviews, I decided to look around at many Focus', Astras, Civics - the usual. I looked at these based on the fact that they're common, which means they must be some good, and the fact that they usually come up trumps in reviews. So, I did some looking around, visited a couple of dealers, but none of these cars shouted out, none were special. They were all rather basic, boring or simply what you'd expect, nothing spectacular. But then I came across a car I'd never actually seen before - the Chrysler Delta. Now, due to a bit of car knowledge, I know Chrysler aren't such a popular brand in the UK, with them being American and all, and also that this particular model is a rebadged Lancia based on a Fiat/Alfa Romeo. This was no issue to me, because it was the car I was looking at, not the brand (besides, Chryslers appear to be great cars anyway). Finally I found a car I liked. This car looks beautiful, has absolutely tonnes of space in the back, with a reclining and moving rear bench seat (which in any position still provides more boot space and leg room in the rear than any of the other cars I'd come across). The Delta I looked at, and now own, is the 1.6 diesel with an automatic/semi-automatic gearbox - 30 pound annual road tax and MPG figures between 50 and 70 - outdoing any other car I have ever looked at in this class! The car has a classy interior, even though i have one of the more basic models, with an interior that lights up beautifully in the dark (all the instruments, door handles, switches, flappy paddles, etc. light up when the headlights are on). It is an absolute dream to drive too, with it being surprisingly quiet, especially for a diesel, and being brilliantly comfortable. I really cannot praise this car enough - it has the most room, the best interior, the most unique exterior, the largest boot, and the quietest and most economical in it's class - I really cannot see why it isn't more popular! If anyone is considering a Delta, all I can say is buy, buy it now. It really is a cut above the rest. It isn't slow either, 0-60 only takes about 10.5 seconds and the top speed is around 120mph, so it definitely shifts.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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wellappy

Forget the name - it's a wonderfully practical, attractive motor car

CHRYSLER DELTA 1.6 M-Jet SR 5dr (Review date: 4th June '14)

4.8

I am currently getting 48 mpg on the 1.6 multi-jet diesel - which is less than quoted but I have always got lower mileages on Fiat engines in their earlier life until around 25k - this has only 17k as yet, and then this is the first time I have owned/driven diesel, so that may well effect the outcome too. Power is more than ample for us at 120bhp, might even get to use for towing a caravan again! it pulls up hills easily in upper range gears and accelerates more than quickly enough for us - or indeed as fast as the car in front of us, the brakes are enormously efficient with discs all round with lots of rubber gripping the road surface. The comfort level is everything you imagine when you first glimpse the interior, the driving position is infinitely adjustable with all controls perfectly positioned for ease of use, the passenger also enjoys a fully adjustable seat and the reclining rear seats just beg to be used!! Comfort level is maintained with the climatic air conditioning, lighting is totally adequate and the hi-fi/connectivity are awesome. The ride is, when used solo is a little 'sporty firm', but when loaded with two and luggage it becomes a very smooth motorway cruiser; as far as road holding goes - I have never 'fallen off' the road in over fifty years of driving and find it very unlikely that the Chrysler Delta will change that having been delighted with the way it grips in roundabouts and tight corners without significant body roll.

I believe that the Chrysler Delta, because of its brand name, is a motor car choice that has been missed out by the British new car market - I do however believe that as time goes along the second-hand market will become very aware of this 'first choice family saloon with great credentials'.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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frelon

Great car and all at Fiat prices.. Wow

CHRYSLER DELTA 1.6 M-Jet SE 5dr Auto (Review date: 19th May '14)

4.8

We were looking at peugeots Fiats all sorts, but nothing compares the the Delta, it's Lancia in the rest of the world and would have done better marking it as such in the UK. Oh well cheaper for the rest of us. The mpg is a little less than they say unless you drive like a nun carrying eggs. Great cabin space, the rides pretty dam good and corners well. Full connectivity and the flexible nature of the rear seats is great for family and loading. Styling is great and stands out from the others well. All in all a great car and should never have been called an American Chrysler, marketing men, take note.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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brooza

Early impressions on the Chrysler delta 1.6 SR diesel

CHRYSLER DELTA 1.6 M-Jet SR 5dr (Review date: 17th January '14)

4.8

I bought this car at 18 months old for 9 grand, I pondered other cars over the last few months and started to agitate myself by keep chopping and changing. Originally I had my heart set on a Jaguar XF, but to suit my budget I would have had to settle for a 4/5 year old car with at least 60,000 miles on the clock. I was also looking for something with decent mpg so started to go cold on this and became attracted to the Alfa romeo guilietta 2 litre veloce would have come in at 13 grand for a 30 month old car with 18,000 miles on the clock and by the way the guillietta ticked all boxes for me, looking for a family car with 5 doors and a bit of style. I was all prepared to buy the guillietta but still browsed other alternatives such as the Honda civic and then the doubt crept in until I stumbled upon the Chrysler delta, 4 grand cheaper, 1 year newer and the same mileage as the guillietta. My internet then went into overload. My research told me it is a Lancia delta with a Chrysler badge built on a Fiat bravo platform. One review sums up my opinion beautifully, the style of a Alfa romeo for the price of a Fiat. Of course with any car there are negatives, as nice as the car is inside there is plastic where chrome would have made it a delicious car throughout, however the seats are lovely and had the finishing touches been chrome I would have had to pay a lot more than the 9 grand I paid. If you like it check the plastic on the steering wheel and radio section and provided you're happy with that then buy, you'll love it for the money. By the way if I was buying new, I would go for the guillietta, it is the second hand price that is great value. I have no regrets whatsoever in buying this car and feel I have discovered a gem a lot of people are not aware of which I always like something a little bit different. Yes it would be nice to have the Lancia badge but the badge does not make the car.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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vincey

Lancia Delta

CHRYSLER DELTA 1.6 M-Jet SR 5dr (Review date: 23rd February '13)

5

Bought this car after looking at Fiat Bravo and Alfa Romeo Giulietta, the Lancia (sold as a Chrysler in the UK!) is a lot roomier, rear seats that move backwards and forwards and recline. I use it almost daily for a 22 mile trip into London, it averages 40 to 55mpg depending on how heavy the right foot is! I bought the car June 2012 for £12,800, 9 months old and 4300 miles, it has to date, Feb13, done 15600 miles, over 3000 in 3 weeks last September, faultless!! £100 road fund license, £179 insurance. I've changed the front grill, wheel hubcaps and rear window badge to Lancia. Comfortable suspension, great road holding, adequate 1.6 D engine, I did consider the 2ltr. Seating is good, driving position excellent, ventilation and air-con work well, very pleased with this car, would recommend it highly, especially if you like something different!!

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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