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I have the opportunity to swap my 1.8T for a Stilo Abarth:

My 1.8T

MY 2000(X)

3 door

50500 miles

leather recaros

climate

BBS RX2's (16")

FVWSH

milltek

sunroof

Stilo Abarth

MY 2002(51)

2.4 20v engine

3 door

23000 miles

Sat nav

Electric seats

climate

parking sensors

auto lights and other bits etc...

1 owner

Full Fiat SH

A poor pic of both cars: Pic

Should I do it?
 

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Have you been sniffing something ? Maybe you've heard that Fiat's go fast ! but only round the sills.

Seriously though the Stilo is a pretty naff car, okay it's a 2.4 170 bhp but it's got that awful Alfa type 'selespeed' If you really wanted a Stilo a much newer one should be available with the manual (originally only the selespeed was available) for around 10k. Okay so they don't rust anymore, but electrics are still a bit iffy and it will be worth practically nothing in a few years. From what I've read in the mags it is a reasonable steer, although nothing earth shattering.
 

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LOL It was my idea as they are px'ing theirs for something else so I just said IF i wanted to would you swap to which they said yes.
 

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We're not in danger of losing our objectivity here are we lads? Re-sale value will go to the dogs? Yes, quite likely. Fiats of old rusted like hell and had dodgy electrics? Yes they did in the seventies and eighties, not sure they still do. The Golf holds its value well, doesn't rust (except for the tailgate) but is hardly a paragon of virtue in the electrical department lets face it.

Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't recommend the swap either, but there could not be some many Fiats still on the road if they all rusted, fell to bits and sparked out within a few months could there?
 

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I nearly got an Abarth 2 years ago, but got the anni instead [:)] , selespeed was a bit pap and the seats I thought were in no way comfy altho i do think they look fairly smart in 3 door, far less common then a golf . hehe I would keey yours IMHO
 

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AFAIK the Abarth bit doesn't run to the suspension it's just a badge and trim excercise....

Also - are you going to mod it? how much would you get back for it in a couple of years?....

No don't do it.
 

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Was that a Stilo that spontaneously combusted on the M42 J2 the other week? I think so....Fixed It Again Today (FIAT)?
 

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Fiats are cheap transport......we had a new Punto a couple of years back.

Electrics were dodgy but body was galvo so no probs for a while.
 

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Golf all the way for me but thats because i am not fond of the colour of the stilo or the name for that matter
 

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No[:)]

...and get yourself seen too because the straightjacket is on its way, stop sniffing the glue, put the white powder down[!].....you might as well buy a Kia wotyumucallit[:eek:)]

On a more serious note with the same answer...the car will be of no value when you aim to sell it on, no garage will touch it as a part ex, private buyers er find one, I don't think so. Aside from that what is attracting you to the car, pray tell...educate me [?]
 

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Quote: posted by Jace on 06/10/2004 15:10:38

WTF ![V]

My work tried to give me one as a company car, i'd rather walk[:(]

LMAO.....in fact my stomach hurts[:D][:D]
 
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