2002 Fiat Stilo Dynamic 1.6 from UK and Ireland


Expensive for the quality of build


Air-con repaired several times.

Dealer had to replace rear axle due to wear after one year.

Airbag warning light activated due to loose connection.

Plastic boot latch cover fell off.

Rear parking sensor failure due to water damage.

General Comments:

Very spacious interior.

Drives quite well.

Build quality poor as if rushed before end of day.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd March, 2005

2002 Fiat Stilo activ 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland





Suspension.Both caused tyre wear requiring new tyres at 10000 miles

Clutch.Renewed after 12000 miles

Radiator.Leaked after first service

Engine.Now runs erratically after service

Door locking has a mind of its own.

General Comments:

After each dealer service, the car runs worse than it did before the service,& develops more faults.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th February, 2005

2002 Fiat Stilo Dynamic 1.6 16v from Croatia


Coffin on wheels


Door handle (inside) got loose month after purchase (still waiting replacing under warranty)

Tire blew on motorway because of faulty suspension (after 1 year - dealer did not accept it under warranty)

Wipers faulty from purchasing (Dealer said it is because connections are shaking and are in wet, and we are talking about wipers remember). They were repairing them for two years, and after the warranty expired they said I should buy new wiper engine.

Airbags malfunction.

Bulb malfunction every 3 months.

My clutch literally exploded on motorway (three weeks before I was at dealers and told him that I think something is wrong with it, and they said that everything is OK). They even wanted to charge me repair, but after I said I will sue them, they decided not to.

Air conditioning was repaired three times.

Lots of loose plastic bits.

Car is full of rattling noises.

General Comments:

Most unreliable car I have ever driven.

Too expensive for what it offers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st February, 2005

11th Feb 2005, 01:26

My Stilo was purchased with 11000 miles on the clock.11 months old. It has suffered with the engine cut out problem suffered by other Stilo owners. It has had this loss of power to engine, brakes and steering on 11 separate occasions- 3 times while in the fast lane of a motorway. The car has been back to the FIAT agents 5 times in the last year with the same complaint. Each time they tell me that it has been rectified. It has spent a total of 24 days in their workshops. Letters to the agent are replied to along the lines that what I have experienced is perfectly normal. I am totally exasperated with this car which is the most unreliable I have ever owned.

2002 Fiat Stilo dynamic 1.6 from Greece


Good Value for Money given


Airbag unit plug below seat doesn't do contact well popping the air bag warning every so often seems to be common.

Seat Material wearing out quickly.

Overhead coil on top of spark plug broke down early 30,000 klm.

Weird suspension noise in front.

General Comments:

Even though I was plagued with various problems I really love the car it definetly gives you the impression you gave more money than you paid. THe car when travelling on the highway is amazing very comfortable and stable. The only slight thing was the noise the car made at high speeds that I have the amazing sky window version so I guess we can't have everything in life :)

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

Review Date: 10th January, 2005

2002 Fiat Stilo 1.6 Active 1.6 from UK and Ireland


Nice drive shame about the build quality


Petrol filler flap fell off in my hand.

Car engine fault warning light on and loss of power had to return to the dealership.

Car not very well made tends to be cheap and fall to pieces easily.

General Comments:

I'm happy with the comfort I love driving the car unfortunately its just not reliable enough when it comes to the engine, and bits falling off it! Also costs of servicing are very high.

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

Review Date: 5th January, 2005

2002 Fiat Stilo MW Dynamic 1.9 JTD from UK and Ireland


Before you put a deposit for another car, check the Stilo. A true bargain!!!


Wiper rubber blades needed replacing from new (not really Fiats' fault)

General Comments:

Simply the best car my money could buy, but got a lot more than I bargained for.

It is very quick for a diesel and I know because I used to have a Type-R!!

It just gobbles up rough surfaces and potholes. The quality of the car is exceptional. Very solid.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th April, 2004