2002 Fiat Stilo ACTIVE 5dr 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland
Poor build quality stilo
Upper glove-box broken on picking up vehicle.
Rear axle replaced at 60 miles due to fault.
Power steering ecu replaced at 100 miles due to failure.
Buzzing from dash at 70 m.p.h.dash sub-frame replaced at 250 miles.
Car wandered to the left tracking adjusted.
Steering wheel not central this was adjusted.
Rattling from rear of car all trim clips replace, but still rattling.
Passenger side central locking button keeps coming loose still not fixed.
Engine very sluggish when cold on pick up still not sorted.
Various rattles 2800 miles waiting to be fixed I won't hold my breath.
Yet again abysmal build quality from fiat.
1.6 engine a bit underpowered and sluggish at low revs, but fine on a long run.
Good equipment levels.
Poor fiat dealer service again.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 11th April, 2003
11th Apr 2003, 08:33
My Punto is exactly the same, and after the garage has had their grubby mitts on it to TRY (Ha Ha) to sort it, the list of problems seems to go from bad to worse.
And they say there's no such thing as a bad car anymore!
15th Apr 2003, 01:39
It seems you have one of the first batch of cars (noisy rear axles, passenger airbag failure warning light, various noises from rear hatch...).
Things seem to be better now, see www.stilo.org for details.