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Oppinions - Fiat Stilo

Discussion in 'Motors' started by PiKe, 20 Jan 2006.

  1. PiKe

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    Me Dad's decided to drop his MG ZS 180 (02 plate) for a Fiat Stilo Schumacher GP, the car seems to look the part but I can't help feel a little dissapointed with the sound of the engine especially concidering the twin exchaust at the rear of that car, I dunno, i just expected a little 'more'. It's going to cost him 7k with the trade in of his MG, do you think it's a decent deal?
     
  2. [TW]Fox

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    No, not really. There are numerous considerably better cars he could buy for that money rather than a Fiat Stilo. Ignore the Scumacher GP branding, it's meaningless.

    He could anything from a Civic Type R or an Audi S3 to an Integra, Leon Cupra R, Clio 182 - so many great cars, or a Fiat Stilo...
     
  3. PiKe

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    Schumacher branding means a custom Prodrive suspension kit, the car itself is only 1 of 200 made, surely that's something to shout about?
     
  4. [TW]Fox

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    Why is it? Only 200 made? Probably becuase they'll have enough of a job on selling those let alone any more.
     
  5. Del Lardo

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    Or because it was a special edition with the uprated suspension that would have limited appeal.
     
  6. Mic

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    Get DC5 Integra. I dont know why. Sure beats the hell out of a Stilo though.
     
  7. Coco

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    It has all the intensions of being a decent hothatch, but sadly falls quite short of the competition. Not a 'bad' car in it's own right, just no where near the top of the drivers car list or owners car list.

    Does have a 5 cylinder engine and not a lot of people know that...
    The suspensions Bilstein I believe, just tuned by Prodrive.

    Prodrive would tune vacuum cleaners if people would buy them.
     
  8. Ultra_Extreme

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    A small bucket of fish heads beats the hell out of a Stilo
     
  9. Phantom

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    have you asked your dad why he likes it?
     
  10. feenster99

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    Its a shame the Stilo's always come near the bottom of every popularity/reliability survey you read. The Abarth model is loaded with more kit than I have seen on any car (full leather, full glass roof, sat nav, in car phone etc), and can be had for ~£5.5K. I'd be tempted by one, but you can guarantee it will be worth nothing in a year or so, and all the electrics will go wrong :(

    Matt
     
  11. [TW]Fox

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    OH MY GOD IT HAS AN INCAR PHONE?

    Damn thats so leet*


    * If this was 1993.
     
  12. feenster99

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    You are possibly the most sarcastic person on these forums Fox. Most of the time, your comments add absolutley nothing.

    I was simply pointing out that it has a lot of unusual kit and for a good price.

    Matt
     
  13. [TW]Fox

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    And I was pointing out that a telephone in a car is far from useful and unusual these days and unfortunately does nothing to elevate the Stilo to such a situation where it might be sensible to consider one.
     
  14. feenster99

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    Well, i'd still have one over a Mondeo ;) (sneaking a Mondeo reference into the thread).

    Matt
     
  15. [TW]Fox

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    I'd still walk over spending £5500 of my own money on a Fiat Stilo :)
     
  16. cymatty

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    FACTS AT A GLANCE

    CAR: Fiat Stilo Schumacher special editions
    PRICES: £15,995-£16,995 - on the road
    INSURANCE GROUP: 14
    CO2 EMISSIONS: 231/km
    PERFORMANCE: 0-60mph 8.5s / Max Speed 134mph
    FUEL CONSUMPTION: (urban) 20.0mpg / (extra urban) 37.2mpg / (combined) 29.1mpg

    Poor economy, large price, poor performance and a Fiat sounds good. :p
     
  17. vanpeebles

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    thats shocking bad performance in my eyes, an avanzato is 8 seconds 0 to 60 and my own classic is around 8.5 to 9 seconds :p
     
  18. NathanE

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    What a hunk of junk.
     
  19. Memphis

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    Not the best car in the world, not quite the worst either.
     
  20. pinkaardvark

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    My brother had one as a compnay car, not the schumacher but the abarth one. Seemed very nice inside with reasonable trim and some nice features like the integrated satnav and memory seats etc. Certainly ten times better than my old mk2 mondeo. He only had it for 6 months though before he changed job though so as far as reliability goes I can't comment, saying that his new company car volvo has been in the shop for a lot of niggles.