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Old 05-10-2004   #1
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Arrow Did they update the Stilo?

Hi all, I am going to look at a Fiat Stilo Abarth in a few days and I noticed that it is called a "phase 2" Fiat Stilo. Did they update the car, and if so what was updated (technically and asthetically) and are their any major differences between the two?

I have attached an image of the car I am to see on saturday, I noticed that the front bumper appears to be different to other Stilo Abarth's I have seen.

Thanks, Chris.
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Re: Did they update the Stilo?

Hi,

Have a look on the Fiat.co.uk news link here - seems to mention the 2nd generation thing!
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That car...

Has an optional (ie not standard) Abarth bodykit fitted.
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Re: Did they update the Stilo?

So that can be retro fitted to any Abarth of any age? and who does the kit?
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Re: That car...

front reminds me somewhat of the psg combat kit lol

:Edit: Oh and forgot to say, It Looks nice
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Re: That car...

it looks good, would look better with a spoiler tho
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Post The Kit is...

The Abarth Kit, it can be bought from any fiat dealer, it consists of new bumpers, skirts (though with an Abarth you already will have these) and a bigger rear spoiler.

The whole lot comes to around 700. One recently went on ebay though for 99

That car also has 17" alloys.
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Talking The Abarth.................................

aftermarket skirts are different, they are bigger and better!
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But...

If the car already has the factory ones, is it really worth it? I'd just add the badge to the factory set!

The aftermarket rear spoiler is better too
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Re: But...

Quote Originally Posted by James M
If the car already has the factory ones, is it really worth it? I'd just add the badge to the factory set!

The aftermarket rear spoiler is better too
Problem is if you add the badge, your Abarth then starts to look like someones modded 1.6.. IMO the Abarth is perfect the way it is and the more you change, the less it looks like the top model it is..
personally I hate to see cars that are modded to look like something they are not.. I'm not trying to have a go at anyone..its just my opinion, if I was driving, say a 1.6 dynamic and it was tarted up to look like an Abarth with Abarth skirts and Abarth badges on it, isn't it gonna make the Abarth look like **** when it gets out run by some knob in a (insert car name here as I didn't want to upset anyone )..
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Thumbs down Korang........................

the thing is, mine isn't a 1.6 pretending to be an Abarth, I have not modded it in the attempt to make it look like an Abarth, I have personalised it to my taste, it has different spoiler, different skirts, different exhaust pipe, different air filter, different springs to any Abarth that's ever come out of the factory, so how would it be a copy of an Abarth ???

Would you say the same to the members on here who mod their Cinqs, Seis and Puntos ??? Are they all trying to make their cars look like Sportings or HGTs ??? NO! They are trying to make them look like their own !!!
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Re: Did they update the Stilo?

like i said TC im not trying to have a go at anyone...this is exactly what I didn't want to happen..
All I am saying is that some people actually try to make their car exactly the same as the top of the range model, and when It doesn't live up to what it looks like it would be a kick in the teeth for the rep of that car ??? surely people must agree with that ??
Don't get me wrong here, I love to see cars that have been modded well and if I was buying a 1.6 I would get the body kit on it too but like you I would make it personal to my own taste....so im not saying you or anyone else is wrong for doing that...all I am saying ,is make them your own and do something to it that lets people see that, and don't just copy the original as IMO it takes something away from both cars by doing so...
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Re: Did they update the Stilo?

Wow, I want that car, with 18's on
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Re: Did they update the Stilo?

I still need to put an Abarth kit on my 5-door Abarth

Although I am in no rush, and prefer to do all the engine mods first.....
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Re: Did they update the Stilo?

I still cant believe Fiat dont fit those extras to their top of the range Stilo! Its madness, but I suppose sometimes its good to have a car in disguise
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