Monthly Archives: December 2011

Fiat 500 Abarth vs. MINI COOPER S

Fiat 500 Abarth vs. MINI COOPER S

For the Fiat 500 Abarth to be successful, it needs to attract customers that might otherwise be attracted to the Mini Cooper S or the Volkswagen Golf GTI. While in Europe the Fiat 500 might be in a smaller class, here in American they’re all just small hatchbacks and city cars, which puts them in […]

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SEMA 2011 Photos

SEMA 2011 Photos

While the Los Angeles Auto Show was host to the Abarth unveiling, SEMA 2011 in Las Vegas had its fair share of Fiat 500 cars. In fact, the Fiat was named “hottest sport compact” at the show. Mopar had a strong showing with all of their accessories. Read more about official Mopar accessories for the Fiat 500. […]

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Fiat 500 vs. Abarth Part 4: Powertrain

Fiat 500 vs. Abarth Part 4: Powertrain

The differences between the Fiat 500 and its racing-inspired Abarth version are too many to list in a single post. So instead I’m continuing a four part series of posts that focus on the details of each aspect of the car: body, interior, handling, and powertrain. Now that Fiat has unveiled the American version of the Fiat […]

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