10th May 2003, 13:03
Things have not improved at all. I have a brand new Stilo, 6 weeks old now. I will shortly post the sad saga of my badly built, poorly inspected at quality control level and so so supported by a fiat dealership nightmare.
15th Sep 2009, 18:30
You think that is bad. I will write my list of stuff on this car that has gone wrong. Oh and by the way, guess where it is now! In the scrap yard because, that's what that car is.
Bulbs keep going.
Exhaust system is shockingly bad :- 4 back boxes, 6 middle boxes, 3 catalytic converters.
Fan belt keeps breaking.
Tracking on the car keeps going off.
Alternator changed few times.
General electrics on the car is BAD! *Dangerous* *fuses keep going*
Suspension springs break *Dangerous*.
Both track rod end ball has excessive play and keeps coming loose.
Never passes the MOT because of emissions.
Head lamp bulbs keep going, Also seem to be higher than the other.
Gearbox is a shamble to be honest.
Also windscreen washer at the back is rubbish. I might as well get out and wipe it myself.
Antiroll bar becomes loose after few 1000 miles.
Car central locking had to be re-coded 4 times.
Fuel miles to the gallon is appalling.
Immobilizer which don't work.
Brake calipers keep seizing on rear.
Seat belts are too stiff.
Going over speed bumps scrapes the underside of the car.
Plastic covers underneath the car came off. Not fixed properly after knowing it only has 2 fixings in the front of it. How bizarre..
Engine stabilizer randomly broke, which caused damage to the exhaust system.
Sound system crashed because of a fuse.
Inside lights went because of the fuses *Make sure you have a few 100 spare*.
Oh, and one last thing, the locking mechanism comes apart quite easily, thus making you trapped inside the damn thing.
Now for the good points...
The hazard lights work :-)
** Fiat dealerships please read **
This is a message to Fiat, please bring all your Stilos back in and look at these problems before someone kills themself.
** WARNING **
THIS IS A MESSAGE TO BUYERS, BUY AT YOUR OWN RISK, OR BUY IT IF YOU HAVE A DEATH WISH OR A LOT OF MONEY. YOU'LL NEED IT.