Thursday, September 15, 2011

My mum's FIAT

I'd like to devote today's post to my mum's Fiat Stilo 1.2 (2002). We've had this car for five years, it never let us down and worked hard. Until last week - one of the ignition coils broke down, I checked all the spark plugs and I did not know how this car was still working... I've seen a lot of spark plugs, but these were just the worst. Anyway, we ordered some new plugs and an ignition coil. I swapped them earlier, is what I would said if the idiot at the store gave me the right plugs... Damn, at least the coil works, so the engine runs on all four pots again! Hurray! I'm gonna beat the hell out of him tommorow, get the right plugs and change them.

  I absolutely love the car, it's just an honest piece of Italian engineering. We've imported it from Germany (it had done 70.000 km, currently 98.000 km) for about 8.000€, it has A/C, 6 airbags, 6-speed manual gearbox and electric windows, that's basically it. And it's a 3-door version, because it looks the best. We use it as our family work horse, it has a tow bar for our trailer and a lot of scratches over the years. The biggest scratch comes from an avalanche, my mum parked the car under a high roof covered in snow and as it begun to melt, the whole lot fell on our poor car. It broke the windshield and we lost the rear window wiper as well. I've had a lot of fun in this car, especially in the winter drifting like mad on local carpark (using handbrake as it is front wheel drive).

In case you don't know what the Fiat looks like, here are some photos:

Fiat Stilo

And here's one of the engine that was taken today. Notice the redneck air filter - yep, it's a stocking! I need the car today, so I made this temporary solution, because I'm a lazy person and I don't want to take off all the plastic covers and the original air-box tommorow as well.

The engine... :D


  1. When I first saw the title, I thought it said something else. :D

  2. Haha, when i first read this title i thought it said "my mum's fat" I was like wat?

    You know what they call fiat. Fix it again Tony.

  3. I thought it sad your mom is fat too. Oh, and it's not called Redneck, it's creative engineering.

  4. Dude, and we used it to get to the shop ... You know, that's what I call lazy people -> You need a bread, so you take a broken car and make it ride 300m to the shop and back, while the Fiat cries: "Engine fault! Stop the car!"

  5. Looks like a cool car, but does it fly?

  6. It is indeed a great car. Interesting post + Followed!

  7. This post is kind of wasted on me due to my poor car knowledge. :P

  8. I laughed hard when I found out the title isn't that brilliant :D But let's stay a bit controversial and not change it.

    ---> and it doesn't fly, it's got 80 hp, but that's all you need for a city car