RE: Fiat Stilo 2.4 Abarth | Shed of the Week

RE: Fiat Stilo 2.4 Abarth | Shed of the Week

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crofty1984

13,658 posts

154 months

Saturday 16th November 2019
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I quite like it.

dukebox9reg

1,287 posts

98 months

Sunday 17th November 2019
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s m said:
braddo said:
This incessant talk about old cars rising in values gets very tiring. Some cars might rise after a while, but we're talking about an Italian shed with st steering feel (a vital aspect versus modern cars) and which has been barried up. It's an interesting shed and worth the money but it just feels like a stretch to talk about how this shed is going to make some money...


I don’t know how they manage to make 170 horses so slow but the chassis doesn’t seem to want to help
I'd put some of that down to the very dreadful P6000's reading the review. No traction or grip. Worst OEM tyre I've ever come across. A used Mk2 Leon had them on when I bought it and the car was wayward and would struggle to even put 140 raging diesel horses down. Fallen FK452`S transformed the car and were a damn sight cheaper as well.

drjdog

269 posts

20 months

Sunday 17th November 2019
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I had a Stilo as a rental, and after years of driving Pandas, Unos, and Tipos, it was a massive disappointment. Utterly bland. The steering in particular was desperately unfeeling.

Similar feeling to when I drove an Alfa Mito.

thebestlittlecivicintheworld

55 posts

3 months

Sunday 17th November 2019
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Good find Mr.Middlehurst. I remember being far too excited about this when it came out.


PS I’ve found next weeks SOTW for you.


https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/...

Which seems to have been hilariously mis listed.

Pereldh

219 posts

62 months

Monday 18th November 2019
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Good cars with a little too german styling maybe. Still much cooler than anything german, mind.

dinkel

25,144 posts

208 months

Monday 18th November 2019
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greenarrow said:
dinkel said:
It might be lovely but I will choose a 2 litre 147 every day of the week.

Why? Drive one wink
Might take you up on that as I'm currently in the cheap car market - do they drive well?
The 1.6 is nothing special but the TS 2 litre we drive is every inch a GTi in Alfa clothing. With 225 tires and just 150 brake on tap I make 911 cars of our R Gruppe runs a bit shy. Only in the corners of course. It's average quick - rev and shift, just like you'd do in a VTEC Honda - and steers like a dream. It does like caring hands so choose a good garage and don't expect it to run as cheap as a Kia...

Back on topic again wink

asimmalik

57 posts

144 months

Monday 18th November 2019
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dinkel said:
The 1.6 is nothing special but the TS 2 litre we drive is every inch a GTi in Alfa clothing. With 225 tires and just 150 brake on tap I make 911 cars of our R Gruppe runs a bit shy. Only in the corners of course. It's average quick - rev and shift, just like you'd do in a VTEC Honda - and steers like a dream. It does like caring hands so choose a good garage and don't expect it to run as cheap as a Kia...

Back on topic again wink
Each to their own but I wouldn't really call a 147 2.0 TS a GTI at all. The GTI I was used to was a 306 GTi6. Some years ago I made the move from the 306 into the Alfa.

While the Alfa was a whole lot more comfortable and grown up, it didn't have a patch on the 306 when it came to being a hot hatch. Hardly a surprise when I don't really think that's what the 147 was meant for.

The Alfa just didn't seem to enjoy being hustled along a B road, felt quite soft and there was next to no feel from the steering. Engine was decent enough but again not as rev happy as the Peugeot and perhaps most notably it didn't have the same close ratio 6 speed gearbox to keep it in the power band all the time.

I stepped out of the Alfa after around 6 months of ownership and got myself another 306


GTRene

11,498 posts

174 months

Tuesday 19th November 2019
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Those Stilo Abarth are cheap to buy, in NL from 500,-euro a complete drivable car with a good engine.

I'm always wondering, would such lovely 5 cill 170hp (without tuning) engine and more, fit in the back of a Fiat X1/9
that could make a great combo and will make such lightweight Bertone X1/9 alive with a great soundtrack.

Here such engine without the big plastic cover, wonder if that would fit, also what more you could use from the donor car.
Its a cheap option to try it out for someone handy with a nice garage.









cheers :-)


viggyp

1,824 posts

85 months

Tuesday 19th November 2019
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Despite only ever owning Italian cars, I've never been a fan of the Stilo as a whole and to me, quite an embarrassment to the Abarth name especially as the last proper Abarth was the Strada 130TC. 170BHP from a 2.4 in-line 5 shows that it was built for torque which is no bad thing.

Saying that, there is pretty nice one near me in scarlet red which may be a Schumacher version which has some huge calipers/discs so maybe a 2.4 hybrid running a turbo which is a popular mod on the Coupes.

I can't see these ever going up in price to be honest. The Tipo 16v hasn't really shot up and the Strada 130TC is fluctuating at around £10-12K for a minter.

dinkel

25,144 posts

208 months

Tuesday 19th November 2019
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asimmalik said:
Each to their own but I wouldn't really call a 147 2.0 TS a GTI at all. The GTI I was used to was a 306 GTi6. Some years ago I made the move from the 306 into the Alfa.

While the Alfa was a whole lot more comfortable and grown up, it didn't have a patch on the 306 when it came to being a hot hatch. Hardly a surprise when I don't really think that's what the 147 was meant for.

The Alfa just didn't seem to enjoy being hustled along a B road, felt quite soft and there was next to no feel from the steering. Engine was decent enough but again not as rev happy as the Peugeot and perhaps most notably it didn't have the same close ratio 6 speed gearbox to keep it in the power band all the time.

I stepped out of the Alfa after around 6 months of ownership and got myself another 306
Fair enough and each to their own. I'm happy with the 2.0 and up till now there's no FWD car which seems a better mix hustling around the lanes and doing Long Hauls to Croatia or Spain.

Benjamonk

60 posts

145 months

Saturday 23rd November 2019
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Good choice shed. Never driven one but I suspect that it would be pretty good car to chuck about for the money. 👍

1974foggy

219 posts

94 months

Monday 6th January
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Cambs_Stuart said:
Interesting. I test drove one of these about 10 years ago. It was good fun and the engine/gearbox combination worked really well.
However the rear seats and boot were very small and i needed room for baby stuff. So i bought an ST170 instead, which had a worse gearbox, but was an all round better car. Apart from it's appetite for sensors and IMRC modules.

Ps. Just read the ad. Has it really got a refrigerated glovebox?

Edited by Cambs_Stuart on Friday 15th November 07:07
Glovebox not as fancy as it sounds, if its like my old A4 just a vent coming in from the A/C but a nice touch though! Cold coke cans, chocolate bars and driving gloves as i recall.

stickleback123

5,436 posts

139 months

Monday 6th January
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1974foggy said:
Glovebox not as fancy as it sounds, if its like my old A4 just a vent coming in from the A/C but a nice touch though! Cold coke cans, chocolate bars and driving gloves as i recall.
Yes, like a 1996 Vectra

blue_haddock

493 posts

17 months

Monday 6th January
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1974foggy said:
Glovebox not as fancy as it sounds, if its like my old A4 just a vent coming in from the A/C but a nice touch though! Cold coke cans, chocolate bars and driving gloves as i recall.
Same as my 2010 kia ceed then!

ecsrobin

10,385 posts

115 months

Monday 6th January
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blue_haddock said:
1974foggy said:
Glovebox not as fancy as it sounds, if its like my old A4 just a vent coming in from the A/C but a nice touch though! Cold coke cans, chocolate bars and driving gloves as i recall.
Same as my 2010 kia ceed then!
And FN shape civics. The downside is when you forget you have left the vent open Chuck a chocolate bar in and then turn the heating on!