2002 Fiat Stilo Active 1.6 16v from UK and Ireland
A good quality Italian car, but with its problems!
Clutch pedal is very loose indeed. When releasing the clutch the pedal makes a annoying clicking noise and the pedal wobbles from side to side.
When first starting the car on a morning the radiator fan would automatically come on and would never switch itself off.
Car veers to the left when going in a straight line and the steering wheel is off centre.
This car is generally quite good apart from the problems listed above. However fuel economy is very poor. Driving the car normally you get about 34 to the gallon.
Car has very slow acceleration, but once up to speed it will sit nicely at 110mph.
The driving position is very good and the driver's seat is fully adjustable.
I do question the build quality though, there are plenty of rattles and bangs from the dash and doors.
The car has plenty of room for a 3dr both in the front and in the back.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 3rd February, 2003
I experienced the same clicking noise in a Stilo 1.25 I test drove one month ago. Similarly, the clutch pedal felt "loose". Rattles and bangs were litterally absent from that car, though. Other comments: Nice "solid feel", strong brakes, over-light lifeless steering, backache inducing driver's seat. More comments on Stilo's reliability would be welcome.