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Question Do I buy or not

I loved my punto speedgear (sorry)
I sold it to my son so I could still use it then I have had a few diferent cars some good some excelent.
I currently love my RS2000 as its so much fun.
I have been offered a stilo abarth 5 dr with paddles
90,000 miles a few owners but service history.
its got the conect nav but no leather or sunroof.and its not yellow its met blue
its ok condition and short on test
honest opinions please .
Whats it worth
and what do I look for
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What Registration/Age?. Might be fine and have tonked it up and down the motorway might have been thrashed. 5 Doors aren't are popular and combined with the high mileage should be pretty cheap £3500???

Look for any warning lights. Check the oil level, the Abarths eat it and needs to be checked regularly. Shove the gearbox into 2nd at a standstill and check that it pulls away cleanly. Just generally check all the electrics work like the auto headlights, wipers. Check the aircon works. Check the front tyres for wear, especially the insides, they can wear quickly on the inside.

The 5 door would look awful in yellow!
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What Registration/Age?. Might be fine and have tonked it up and down the motorway might have been thrashed. 5 Doors aren't are popular and combined with the high mileage should be pretty cheap 3500???

Look for any warning lights. Check the oil level, the Abarths eat it and needs to be checked regularly. Shove the gearbox into 2nd at a standstill and check that it pulls away cleanly. Just generally check all the electrics work like the auto headlights, wipers. Check the aircon works. Check the front tyres for wear, especially the insides, they can wear quickly on the inside.

The 5 door would look awful in yellow!
I now you can only get 3 door in broom yellow.
anyway its an 02/02 jan 02 to be precise .
I am told bottom book is 4500 is that wrong
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would think thats a bit high considering mileage?
not really up on stilo prices.
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so who's the stilo man(or women)
who knows the know
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Re: Do I buy or not

Stuart_demond is the stilo moderator.

All the general stilo people are pretty knowledgeable...but they arent online at the minute The stilo lot will answer this thread either later this evening or tomorrow but more answers will become apparent.

90k is very high miles. I wouldnt give more then 3k for it

Which model is it? the 2.4? do they do paddleshift in the stilo? Or is that what the selespeed does?
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Way overpriced at 4500 with 90k and an 02 plate. I have just sold a 52 plate (Dec 02) 5 door abarth in Metallic Blue with 48000 miles, FSH, no previous owners, leather, 17" alloys and alarm for approx 5300.
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Thanks I will come back tomorow and read all the reply's
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Quote Originally Posted by thepottleflump
Way overpriced at 4500 with 90k and an 02 plate. I have just sold a 52 plate (Dec 02) 5 door abarth in Metallic Blue with 48000 miles, FSH, no previous owners, leather, 17" alloys and alarm for approx 5300.
so whats it worth??
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As I say probably approx £3.5k if in good condition. Part ex value at a garage would be closer to £3k.
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Thanks I didnt realise they were that low!
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A 5 door Abarth is a bit of a rare and slightly odd car. It certainly won't help itself with high mileage, many owners and a selespeed gearbox. How many previous owners has it got by the way?

I've wondered how many 5 door abarths were sold in the UK. It can be many at all. I've only ever seen 2 others on the road, Stu has one, JUT1972 now has my old one so that makes 4. Would Fiat be able to tell us? I reckon it wouldn't much more than about 100 if that.
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I seen a met blue stilo abarth wiv about 95k on the clock on autotrader going for 3.5 awhile back, it didnt say the mileage in the description but i thought it was rather cheap so i enquired and that was from a dealer! It also had cream leather interior, you also wana check to make sure that it has all recall work done on it, i know it would need the recent steering coloum replacement or adjustment! (seens as mine had to have a replacement because of high mileage 25k on a 53plate they said!!) i would defiently imagion that would to have had it awhile ago! I would just check with the dealership its been serviced at what other warrenty work they might have done to give you abit of background on the car! If you are intrested in the car i would aim to pay around the 3k mark and 3.5tops! Just looked at parkers car guide price and with 30,000miles on the clock for your spec private poor-good is = 4040-5515? and thats for a 30K jobbies with triple the mileage like its been said i wouldn't expect to pay more than 3-3.5k!
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If its sound, thats alot of fun for 3.5K
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I now you can only get 3 door in broom yellow.
anyway its an 02/02 jan 02 to be precise .
I am told bottom book is 4500 is that wrong
If it's a Jan 2002 model then it should be on a 51 plate.

It would also likely be one of the first demo models (Stilo was introduced in Feb 2001) or a press car. It is likely a press car as all the demonstrators at this time were well-kitted with as many options as can be thrown at them. So that's a number of journo's that have tried to find out what 7000rpm feels like, and thrown it at corners (hello wheel-bearings...).

Still, if it's made it to 90,000 miles then I would work on the concept of it being quite reliable thus far.

If you wanted to buy it and keep it through 'thick and thin' then I would have thought something in the late 3K's would be about right, but bear in mind the number of previous owners and the mileage will likely make it difficult to shift-on when you come to sell, especially once 100,000 miles is on the odometer.

I wouldn't buy it, but that shouldn't put you off
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