Fiat Stilo Review from Hungary

2002 Fiat Stilo Dynamic - 3 door 1.6 16v

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 16v Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance33500 kilometres
Previous carMercury Sable

Summary:

Compared to its price it is VERY-VERY GOOD!!!

Faults:

After 749 kilometers we had to change the front suspension. As it turned out during the repair Fiat recognized it as a general failure, therefore all cars were sold after June 2002 have been checked by the dealership first.

I had to go back to the dealership three times because of the right front seat airbag error message. 1st time: only delete the error message from the computer, 2nd time: do something with the connector under the seat, but nothing special, 3rd time: fix the connector with a plastic cable binder. Since then the failure disappear.

Rarely "Rear for bulb" error message. No solution at all!!!

Once I hit a wild boar and the right front became damaged. The repair was a piece of s... But it has nothing to do with the car itself.

General Comments:

Hitting that quite big wild boar did not cause so much damage on the car. I wish I will never have any accident in the future, but the car body calmed the accident forces very well.

Average consumption summertime (air condition, highway, city) : 6.1 liter/100 km.

Average consumption wintertime (highway, city) : 6,8 liter/100 km.

Interior is very well designed, easy to access everything.

We had 4 adults in the car (200 cm tall, 180, 180 and 170). Everybody felt convenient even after 4 hours. The trunk was full with stuffs and the car went still quite well. Passing anybody did not cause any problem. I got a ticket for speeding, too. We traveled to High Tatra in Slovakia and the average consumption was still around 6,5 liter/100 km PERFECT!!!

Even during coldest winter the engine starts and runs smoothly.

It has 195 tires. It holds the car on the road perfectly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 23rd July, 2003

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 1 review