2002 Fiat Stilo Reviews - Page 5 of 7

2002 Fiat Stilo Active 1.2 16v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.2 16v Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired13000 miles
Most recent distance14000 miles
Previous carRenault Megane

Summary:

Am I happy with this car, YOU BET!!!

Faults:

Nothing to report to date.

General Comments:

I must admit before now, I had not paid much attention to the merits of the Stilo, but I am a now a converted man!!!

INTERIOR:

What struck both of us was the equipment level, it was incredible, I did not believe the salesman when he told me the 'active' was the base model

The effort that has been put into the interior design is fantastic, there are more cubby holes than I can think of things to put into them. The safety side of things are great, with 6 airbags fitted as standard. The fully adjustable rear seats are great, the kids can crash out if they ask, the rear ventilation system is excellent, due to the centre rear vents. All round visibility is excellent, the drivers seat is fully adjustable, as is the steering wheel in both reach and rake.

EXTERIOR:

Nice clean lines, not the most of dynamic of designs, but still pleasing to the eye, very easy for my 82yo mother to get in & out of.

DRIVING:

What can I say? 1.2 litres, never!! drives great, the six speed box is a delight, (not the old rubbery feeling that fiats used to have).

Road handling is great, even considering its overall height, the two speed power steering is very useful, trying it out in a tight supermarket carpark, it was a relevation.

Very poised out on the open road, so much so that the speed warning function is almost a must to set to 75mph!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th January, 2004

25th Apr 2006, 21:13

Hi there has anyone got any advice on the stilo 1.2 16 v I am thinking of buying one its done 19.000 miles and is an 02 reg I'm not after anything bigger than a 1.2 litre engine a friend of mine has just bought one and said its the best car shes ever bought is this true?

The asking price is £3995 should I buy I have seen the car and was quite impressed with the size (it's a 3 door model by the way)

Thanks.

2002 Fiat Stilo dynamic 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired5775 miles
Most recent distance6123 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

A good value for money car

Faults:

Radiator bottom pipe broke (after 5 days)

Replacement radiator required.

General Comments:

We find the reverse parking sensors very helpful when doing reverse parking.

The seats are very comfortable.

There is a plenty of rear leg room.

The engine seems to have plenty of power for overtaking.

Reasonable fuel consumption.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd November, 2003

2002 Fiat Stilo Dynamic 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired12500 miles
Most recent distance15000 miles
Previous carRenault Clio

Summary:

Reasonable quality, acceptable performance and fuel economy

Faults:

When I went to pick the car up from the dealer (non-fiat) the dashboard warning lights were all on. The dealer brought in a auto-electrician and the fault was rectified before I took delivery of the car. This took an hour to resolve.

Warning light passenger air bag came on, but rectified itself after a week.

General Comments:

The car seems well built with reasonably good materials. The doors make a nice 'golf-like'sound when shutting.

The car is comfortable and easy to drive and I especially like the 'city' steering option for town use and parking.

The safety features are extensive with airbags for front and rear passengers and the reversing proximity bleeper is very useful.

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

Review Date: 29th October, 2003

2002 Fiat Stilo Dynamic - 3 door 1.6 16v from Hungary

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: 6.7 / 10, based on 29 reviews