2003 Fiat Stilo Multiwagon 1.6

Summary:

The Fiat Stilo Multiwagon is the worst car I have ever owned. I will never ever buy a Fiat again

Faults:

We bought the car used, and we have now owned it roughly 2,5 years. Here is the list of things we have fixed and the cost to repair it. I know that some of the things are to be considered regular and expected maintenance, like change of tires and new tires. Still, this list and the total cost vastly exceeds the costs for our previous car, a Peugeot 405.

August 2011 -? €

- The car stopped running on one of the cylinders.

- One of the front wheel suspensions broke.

- The exhaust pipe cover plate is loose and has to be refitted.

August 2011 - 450€

- Lambda sensor changed.

- Rear windshield wiper changed.

July 2011 - 830€

- Front headlight washer changed.

- Fan speed knob changed.

- Light bulb changed.

- Exhaust pipe changed.

July 2011 - 38€

- Engine Fault message diagnosed.

July 2011 - 300€

- Air conditioning repair.

- Oil change.

- Brake check.

April 2011 - 55€

- Light bulbs changed.

November 2010 - 225€

- New summer tires bought.

October 2010 - 21€

- Oil fill-up.

September 2010 - 250€

- Air conditioning repair.

- Light bulb changed.

August 2010 - 560€

- Air conditioning light repair.

- Hand brake wire changed.

- Oil leakage fixed.

- Washer fluid leakage fixed.

- Light bulb changed.

June to July 2010 - 2013€

- Front wheel backlash. (Don't know the English word for this)

- Loose exhaust pipe cover plate refitted.

- Rear bushings changed.

- Exhaust pipe hilts changed.

- Air conditioning service.

- Oil pan repair.

- Fan light repair.

- Rear door lock repair.

- Bottom cover changed.

Mars 2010 - 80€

- Oil change.

- Oil filter replacement.

December 2009 - 100€

- Car battery changed.

November 2011 - 109€

- Light bulbs replacement.

- Oil fill-up.

- Replacement of something I don't know the word for in English.

September 2009 - 460€

- New winter tires.

August 2009 - 415€

- Brakes changed.

- Oil fill-up.

June 2009 - 68€

- Change of something I don't know the word for in English.

April 2009 - 900€

- Brakes changed.

- Towbar mounted.

April 2009 - 320€

- Air filter changed.

- Light bulbs changed.

- Brake fluid changed.

- Washer fluid fill-up.

- Spark plugs changed.

- Oil fill-up.

February 2009 - 29€

- Light bulb changed.

In addition to the list above, the following is either irritating and/or should be fixed, but isn't urgent.

- The ash tray doesn't stay closed.

- The plastic panel of the boot floor is cracked.

- There is a crack in the front windshield, which slowly grows larger.

- Rust has started to emerge here and there.

General Comments:

There are a few pros of our Fiat. It was cheap to buy and it has cruise control, but that's it. I can't recommend Fiat Stilo Multiwagon to anyone. You will have a hard time finding cars of lower quality.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th August, 2011

21st Aug 2012, 15:08

Now it's a year since I submitted the review above. During this year I've had the car turned in for repair at seven occasions regarding various problems. This has cost me 2633€ in total. It's more than I've spent on any of my earlier cars in one year; even the Porsche 944 I once owned.

Fiat Stilo Multiwagon is nothing but crap, and I would replace it if I could only afford another car, but I can't right now, since I've spent all my money on repairing the Fiat. I will never ever buy Fiat again. That's a promise.

8th Jun 2013, 22:24

55€ to change light bulbs?!

80€ for an oil & filter change?!

Every other cost here is also double what it should be. Says as much about whoever charged you those amounts as it does about the car.

Everyone knows that FIAT stands for Fix It Again Tomorrow - find yourself a garage that isn't going to rip you off...