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Thinking about getting a Bravo 150 Sport MJET

Hiya,

I have a stilo at the moment which is mighty good but also my lovely girlfriend has a punto. We don't know which one to sell to get a new bravo. As we do high mileage the stilo has 50,000 on the clock and needs a rest. The punto has 87,000 on the clock and is having a rest at the moment.

I was going to give the stilo to my girlfriend as she does not do as much mileage as she used too and me get the bravo for the high mileage motorway work.

This is all Fiat's fault for putting out such a good offer with the finance and warrenty!

Any quirks, problems to look out for?

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Re: Thinking about getting a Bravo 150 Sport MJET

Not had enough issues to say something's to watch for.

Not really had any big problems on newer Bravos. nearly 13,000 miles on mine and going strong.
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Re: Thinking about getting a Bravo 150 Sport MJET

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work.

This is all Fiat's fault for putting out such a good offer with the finance and warrenty!
haha.......well if you can afford to keep stilo on road then do so but punto cheaper to run.

Nice car the bravo's....see alot of them around now that people are realising how good they are
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Re: Thinking about getting a Bravo 150 Sport MJET

Thanks for the quick replies

Well the stilo is quite cheap to run, just put diesel in it and it goes lol. The stilo is a 2001 and the punto is a 2002. Which makes me think that it would be wise to sell the punto as is has more mileage. I just don't want either of them to be worth naff all(i know they prob are already) but if we keep them longer it's gonna be hundreds rather than thousands now.
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Re: Thinking about getting a Bravo 150 Sport MJET

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Hiya,

I have a stilo at the moment which is mighty good but also my lovely girlfriend has a punto. We don't know which one to sell to get a new bravo. As we do high mileage the stilo has 50,000 on the clock and needs a rest. The punto has 87,000 on the clock and is having a rest at the moment.

I was going to give the stilo to my girlfriend as she does not do as much mileage as she used too and me get the bravo for the high mileage motorway work.

This is all Fiat's fault for putting out such a good offer with the finance and warrenty!

Any quirks, problems to look out for?


Thanks in advance
I was in the same position as you 4-5 weeks ago.
My 04 jtd has 50k on the clock, but you cant really ignore such a good offer from fiat, ordered my 150mjet 5 weeks ago, dealer told me the car should be ready to pick next week or next.
150 jmet is a very good engine, but if you want to pay less for fuel taxes, go for the 1.6 eco mjet, mind you, it is a brand new engine, so might not be as relible as the 1.9 mjet, which has been around for years and been used on many models.
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Re: Thinking about getting a Bravo 150 Sport MJET

A 1.6 would be a down grade tho. Less BHP than what i currently have.

So that is a no no
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A 1.6 would be a down grade tho. Less BHP than what i currently have.

So that is a no no
They going bring out the 1.6 120 version, not sure when though.
Mind you, my jtd is remapped to 165bhp, so it is a down grade for me as well, not for long though, bring on the 200 remapped!!!
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Re: Thinking about getting a Bravo 150 Sport MJET

I'm pretty sure the 1.6 is based on the 1.9, which should mean it'll be reliable.
Oil prices are only going one way, as are taxes, so if running costs and residuals matter then getting the most economical one has to be a no brainer.
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Re: Thinking about getting a Bravo 150 Sport MJET

I don't really know enough about Bravo engines to say which to get. Would probably have the 1.6 Multijet for insurance/tax/mpg reasons if it was my choice, but the 150bhp 1.9 in Sport trim would be a hotter car i think.

As for which car to get rid of, depends if either one has given much bother in the past? It kinda makes sence to keep the Stilo coz of the lower mileage, then when u have the Bravo youll have two decent size, decent engined low mileage cars.

But the Stilo will probably be worth more than the Punto because of the lower mileage & coz its a JTD, so it might make sence to sell the Stilo privately and get as much for that as poss, then keep the Punto for lower mileage journeys. It's probably worth abit less than the Stilo already, and i suspect that now its up to 80 odd thousand miles, its depreciation will start to slow down, so you shouldnt lose as much per mile as you would with the Stilo.

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I don't really know enough about Bravo engines to say which to get. Would probably have the 1.6 Multijet for insurance/tax/mpg reasons if it was my choice, but the 150bhp 1.9 in Sport trim would be a hotter car i think.

As for which car to get rid of, depends if either one has given much bother in the past? It kinda makes sence to keep the Stilo coz of the lower mileage, then when u have the Bravo youll have two decent size, decent engined low mileage cars.

But the Stilo will probably be worth more than the Punto because of the lower mileage & coz its a JTD, so it might make sence to sell the Stilo privately and get as much for that as poss, then keep the Punto for lower mileage journeys. It's probably worth abit less than the Stilo already, and i suspect that now its up to 80 odd thousand miles, its depreciation will start to slow down, so you shouldnt lose as much per mile as you would with the Stilo.

Hope that makes some sence!
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Re: Thinking about getting a Bravo 150 Sport MJET

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As for which car to get rid of, depends if either one has given much bother in the past? It kinda makes sence to keep the Stilo coz of the lower mileage, then when u have the Bravo youll have two decent size, decent engined low mileage cars.
See we was going to get rid of the punto as had endless issues with it.
Countless clutches, new gearbox, new suspension to name a few.
To put it nicely shes a b**ch of a car

So it will be the punto going, well 99% sure.

Sorry liam stilo is to nicer car to get rid of
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They going bring out the 1.6 120 version, not sure when though.
Mind you, my jtd is remapped to 165bhp, so it is a down grade for me as well, not for long though, bring on the 200 remapped!!!
i think that it is mostly agreed that the 1.9 does not even get to 200bhp at the mo. so i doubt that the 1.6 will unless it is a better turbo (like on the saab 1.9 unit) also would be intrested in torque, as i remember from the 2.4 unit there were diffrences in the BHP between the vairous units (138, 140 and 150bhp) but the ultimate torque was simlar from memory, and in the diesel that is what you are mostly driving with
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Re: Thinking about getting a Bravo 150 Sport MJET

The latest 1.9 gets 180bhp, but at the moment only Saab - as far as I know - is using it.
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JTD_Liam wants you to sell ur stilo as he looking for one~~~
Was it THAT obvious? No seriously, if the Punto has been a dog in the past then it makes sence to get rid as it'll probably chuck a few more issues your way sometime soon otherwise.

I was just tryin to give both options, depending on whether the main objective was to save money or to keep two decently specced, low mileage cars.

Now, anyone else got a nice Stilo JTD Dynamic 3 door in Scilla Red, Sassi Grey or Polar Blue for sale?
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i think that it is mostly agreed that the 1.9 does not even get to 200bhp at the mo. so i doubt that the 1.6 will unless it is a better turbo (like on the saab 1.9 unit) also would be intrested in torque, as i remember from the 2.4 unit there were diffrences in the BHP between the vairous units (138, 140 and 150bhp) but the ultimate torque was simlar from memory, and in the diesel that is what you are mostly driving with
check this out mate:
https://www.fiatforum.com/bravo/1362...ap-graphs.html
not quite 200bhp, but not far off.
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