2002 Fiat Stilo Active 1.2 petrol from UK and Ireland


Give me another


Car is serviced as per manufacturer schedule and not always by the dealer, and apart from usual consumables, not a lot has gone wrong with the car. I would definitely have another, but I would be reluctant to let go off this car, it just goes and goes.

The only niggle is the airbag failure light comes on now and again, and it is a fault on the sensor and nothing to do with a failure of the airbag system itself.

General Comments:

With the car being only 1242cc, it is not blistering, but is quite adequate for what I use it for. Work and back, doing the shopping, carrying the family, and it is large enough for the drum kit, which is a six piece with all the hardware, and is still able enough to carry four people, or even five at a push.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd July, 2009

2002 Fiat Stilo Dynamic 1.6 16v from UK and Ireland


Don't knock it, it's a much better car than it is made out to be!


Slight leaking from the gearbox.

General Comments:

I bought this car for my girlfriend, and it is extremely comfortable and performs really well.

It has been nothing but reliable, none of the usual problems that are reported regarding airbags, warning lights, battery, coil pack or ECU.

It is well equipped and sensibly laid out inside; everything from the handy driver's arm rest to the roof mounted interior light controls, the buttons for which are even lit up when the lights are on. The last time I saw this was on my Audi A8. Lexus don't even do this!

The materials used for the dash, seats and door panels are wearing very well, and still look like new.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd February, 2009

2002 Fiat Stilo Dynamic 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland


I love it... I hate it


ASR and ESP failure comes up when I brake.

Faulty fog light bulb connector.

Airbag warning, which has gone!

Air-con has not worked since I got it.

General Comments:

I want to like this car, but it's getting difficult.

I have the 5 door, it's so big inside, and compared with my Fiesta is extremely comfortable.

I have the 1.8 litre petrol; it's nicely quick, and economical, I managed to get 495 miles from one tank!

It has so much equipment, its great parking sensors, on board computer, air conditioned glove box. The music system is excellent.

I am happy I did not buy a Focus/Astra, as my Stilo offers so much more. It's just a shame it's not reliable.

And my dealer is appalling.

Although it has faults, I would buy another Fiat! Maybe the new Bravo!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th August, 2008

14th Aug 2008, 12:00

You have hit the nail on the head. I have had a few Fiats-they have a lot of positives, but you need to get them cheap to reflect the numerous problems you will encounter.

2002 Fiat Stilo Abarth 2.4 from UK and Ireland


The oil light comes on all the time. The engine oil has been grained by the garage, and the problem is still there?

Been to the garage 3 times; still not fixed, and the garage have charged me every time..

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th May, 2008

2nd Jun 2008, 09:01

Change the oil pressure switch.

2002 Fiat Stilo from UK and Ireland


Not bad


Coils had to be replaced.

Front suspenison had to be modified.

Warning lights for the air bags had to be reset.

Since the suspension has been modified, the springs have snapped. Has anyone else had this problem?

General Comments:

The car has had a few faults, but is a good car in general

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

Review Date: 4th June, 2007

2002 Fiat Stilo Dynamic, 3 door 1.8 16v from Austria




Nothing! Only consumer goods like filters...

General Comments:

Stilo is a great car. Any second thoughts because it is an Italian are not justifiable.

I am still stunned how smoothly, easily and enjoyably Stilo drives. And with 100.000 km it still drives exactly like new.

With no car I ever got so much "oh look, wow" attention at the park place than with this car.

It is spacious, comfortable, secure and it has a lot of equipment. I even have sky window, which is a blast.

You have many nice colors to choose from, from usual to bright and unusual.

The price is great, maybe not so much with a new car, but if you buy it used, you definitely get even more than you pay for!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th December, 2006