2002 Fiat Stilo Active 1.2 16v from UK and Ireland
Am I happy with this car, YOU BET!!!
Nothing to report to date.
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!!!
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.
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.
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)