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2003 Fiat Stilo JTD - £250

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#1 OFFLINE   wuvvum

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 11:54 PM

I'm going to have to have a bit of a fleet clearout again.  It looks like my hours at work are going to reduce quite significantly come next month, so I'm having a rare rational moment regarding the number of vehicles I can realistically continue to lavish attention on.

 

I bought this Fiat in October intending to run it through the winter as a commuting car.  It had various issues when I bought it, most of which I've fixed.  The only one I haven't been able to sort is the heater blower, which is completely dead - I bought another blower assembly but haven't been able to get the old one out - as far as I can see the only way to get it out is to remove either the pedal box or the entire heater box, neither of which I've had the time or inclination to do.  The result is that the car hasn't had nearly as much use as I'd intended - the heater itself works and at A road speeds you get enough warm air coming through to take the chill off, but it's pants for defrosting the windscreen on an icy morning.

 

Other than that it's been a pretty good car really.  I've not had any major issues with it and it's never let me down - in fact it's in a minority in the fleet in that it hasn't had a flat battery all winter, even when left sitting for a week or more.  It's pretty much the top of the Stilo range, which means it gets alloys, climate control, electric windows all round, cruise control (working), trip computer etc.  It also gets the 115bhp version of the 8-valve 1.9 JTD engine, which was used in pretty much everything at the time and is actually a bloody good engine.  It has plenty of power for a car of the Stilo's size.  The gearbox is 5-speed but the ratios are quite wide so gearing is relaxed on the motorway.

 

Other than the heater fan, the only issues really worth mentioning are there's BFO dent in the nearside front wing, the airbag light is on (as per with these cars - usually dodgy connectors somewhere), and one of the rear tyres will need replacing soon.  Apart from the dent the rest of the car is quite tidy.  The stereo is an aftermarket single DIN JVC unit, which sounds pretty good, but unfortunately the surround is a cheap flimsy Chinese eBay job which doesn't fit properly - this is purely cosmetic and I couldn't give a toss myself, but it might bother some people.

 

MOT is until July, mileage is about 128K.  Here's some pics:

 

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In NE Norfolk.

 

 


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#2 OFFLINE   purplebargeken

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 12:00 AM

Nice looking cars!


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#3 OFFLINE   Lankytim

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 07:58 AM

On Multiplas the heater fails because the multi plug to it overheats and melts, maybe worth looking at?

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#4 OFFLINE   mitsisigma01

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 01:11 PM

If only it was in bright yellow

#5 OFFLINE   dean36014

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 01:34 PM

On Multiplas the heater fails because the multi plug to it overheats and melts, maybe worth looking at?

Common problem on grand puntos and corsas too

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#6 OFFLINE   wuvvum

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 06:42 PM

Don't think it's the multiplug, sadly - it looked fine when I pulled it off, and there's a nice strong ignition live coming from the relevant hole.  I tried running a direct earth straight from the earth terminal to the bulkhead (the climate control gubbins are on the earth side of the blower) but nowt happened.  Hence why I reckon it's the blower itself which is shagged.



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Posted 29 January 2018 - 08:31 PM

This makes me feel so old.

These came out when I was living in Italy. I had a good friend there who managed the company car fleet for the Arthur Anderson Milan office. Her staff were always begging her for these but they weren't considered reliable so they got Golfs instead.

We all know what happened to Arthur Anderson. I've probably seen single figures of Stilos over here so I still think of them as a new car... Even though there old enough to vote.

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