2005 Fiat Stilo 6 Speed Active Aircon 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Great, cheap and well spec'd car. Just be aware of reliability issues and plan ahead

Faults:

Door hinge bolt needed tightening.

Door control cover is a little loose.

Front N/S coil spring needed replacing.

Clutch feels like it will need replacing soon.

General Comments:

Really like the car. It's cheap, yet has a really good spec.

The interior is great quality.

The car looks good.

Handling is great, sticks to the road nicely.

Brakes are very sharp.

Seats are very comfy once you get used to them (I had a little bit of back pain for a day or two when I first got it).

Engine (1.4L) is well suited to the size of the car. Acceleration can be pretty quick and it easily handles motorways, but it also doesn't guzzle up fuel.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th March, 2010

2005 Fiat Stilo Schumacher Ltd Edition GP ProD 2.4 from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Highly recommended - looks great, handles fabulously, roomy, love it

Faults:

Paint problems on body kit (started to blister, nor primed properly, so looked patchy) returned to dealer and got it re-sprayed.

General Comments:

Handles brilliantly.

Fantastic suspension on the GP model.

Quick off the mark.

Looks fantastic.

Real eye-catcher.

Comfortable even on long journeys.

Great sound system.

Identical replacement tyres are quite expensive (£125 each+fitting)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th August, 2007

2005 Fiat Stilo from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Unreliable

Faults:

The usual problem of warning lights. The last couple of times I have managed to reset it myself, but this time I'm being told there is a loose connection and it's a no go.

General Comments:

The Stilo is a comfortable economical car, but the problem with the warning lights is one I'm not prepared to put up with as I need a car that starts in the morning.

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

Review Date: 19th March, 2007

2005 Fiat Stilo active sport 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Comfy reliable and cheap

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with the car.

General Comments:

What a fantastic car.

Really nice smooth drive.

Very comfortable seating position and seats.

Handles perfectly got 17 inch alloys, hugs the road.

Loads of room inside the car and in the boot.

Loads of gadgets to play with, I paid extra for 6cd changer and was well worth it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th December, 2005

2005 Fiat Stilo Active 1.4 from Czech Republic

Summary:

Absolutely good car I ever had at all

Faults:

Nothing gone wrong at all.

General Comments:

Absolutely excellent family car for the price as it is.

In comparison with my previous Fiat Brava the Stilo has two or three generations ahead interior, materials and comfort.

Soft dash-board on touch, comfortable seats, good audio which sounds very well.

Six speed gearbox is too excellent for quick drive on highways and for very low consumption as well as a new generation of 1.4 Fiat "fire" engine (95 h.p.).

Design is still Italian - nice and admirable - but a bit deflecting from (seems to be more "international" what is a pity personally for me), car cabin is nice high to enter and get out with sufficient space over the heads, boot with its 0,370 m3 is good enough.

Drive on 15 inch tyres is very comfortable (in comparison with Brava again), most probably aslo due to new wheelframe for Stilo.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th August, 2005