Monthly Archives: February 2011

Fiat 500 Drifting

It may not be an Abarth, but the little Fiat 500 can still spin some tires when driven by a professional. Check out the video of Johnny Kanavas, a professional driver from California, taking the new 2012 FIAT 500 Sport out for a spin. Can’t wait to see what he can do with a Fiat […]

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Featured in Autoweek Magazine

I just discovered that the February 21, 2011 issue of Autoweek Magazine has a two page spread, covering the 2012 US spec Fiat 500. The authors give a full review of the car, basically calling it “cute” and fun to drive, but “no Mini when it comes to carving up corners”! That is definitely sad […]

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Exclusive: First Impression

Exclusive: First Impression

If you’re lucky enough to live near one of the dealers with test drive cars, you can take a Fiat 500 out for a test drive right now, even though they don’t go on sale until March. This weekend I did just that! The only Fiat 500 available at Fiat of Austin is one of […]

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Where in the US can I buy an Abarth?

I recently had someone contact me with this exact question. Unfortunately the answer is: nowhere, yet! You can’t buy a Fiat 500 Abarth in the US yet because they haven’t even started building them. The three models of the base Fiat 500 haven’t even gone on sale, so it may be awhile before anyone has […]

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The Driver: Book Review

Have you ever heard of Gumball 3000? If you’re a fan of sports cars, you probably have. Just watch this video for a sample of some of the amazing cars in this cross-country high-speed rally: Basically once a year a bunch of uber-rich, adrenaline junkies take their super-cars across country (or countries in Europe and […]

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An Italian Fashion Accessory?

An Italian Fashion Accessory?

That’s right ladies, the Fiat 500 isn’t just for men! I’ve already seen various websites reporting on Chrysler marketing the Fiat 500 to women. Auto Guide reports that an upscale store in Brigmingham, Michigan called Trender, recently received a visit from a Chrysler representative during an event focused on Italian designers. Quite the strategic timing […]

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Looking for writers!

Looking for writers!

Are you interested in having your work published online? If so, please leave a comment or email me with a writing sample and some information about yourself. I would love to help promote some up and coming writers and collaborate with other fans of the Fiat 500!

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American Fiat 500 is “piece of fine Italian art”

Scott Burgess of The Detroit News has written a glowing review of the American Fiat 500. He claims the cute car with Italian pedigree “will hit 80 mph easy enough on the highway and hold 60 mph through corners in third gear” and it “earns every go-kart accolade it gets”. This is good news for […]

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