Category: Reviews

Fiat 500 Abarth vs Mini Cooper S vs Hyundai Veloster Turbo

Earlier this month, our friends at Winding Road had an opportunity to drive the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth as part of a comparison between the Abarth, the Mini Cooper S Coupe and the Hyundia Veloster Turbo. These three cars, each with base prices in the low $20,000 range, and similar in size and fuel economy, […]

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2013 Fiat 500 Abarth Reviews

2013 Fiat 500 Abarth Reviews

As 2013 comes to a close many car experts and magazines have voiced their overwhelmingly positive opinions in their 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth reviews. The Abarth, released last year, is a tiny, but sporty addition to the Fiat family boasting sharp handling and a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder MultiAir engine which produces a potent 160 horsepower […]

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Abarth Taken Around the Track

Ryan Douthit from Driving Sports TV has taken the Abarth around Spring Mountain Raceway, near Las Vegas, to put the Fiat 500 Abarth through its paces. Watch the video below to see how the car handles:

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2012 Fiat 500 Abarth US Reviews

2012 Fiat 500 Abarth US Reviews

FIAT has finally started inviting select journalists to test drive the Fiat 500 Abarth and so the reviews are finally starting to roll in. So what do these car enthusiasts actually think about the Abarth? Read on to find out. The engine fires with a throaty burble, the din exiting via twin chromed exhaust tips […]

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2012 Abarth First Reactions

2012 Abarth First Reactions

Now that the North American Fiat 500 Abarth has been unveiled, all the major news sources have been able to give their unique spin on it. I’ve compiled a list of the best reactions from the press. There’s plenty of talk of attitude, horsepower, price, and new competition for the Mini Cooper S. Aesthetically, the […]

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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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Fiat 500 Abarth Reviews

While the Fiat 500 Abarth has yet to come to the USA, it has been available in Europe since 2008. This has given ample time for the car to gather glowing reviews. Although the US version will more than likely have some slight modifications, you can expect the car to be almost identical to the […]

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Why do I want a Fiat 500 Abarth?

My futurewife calls it a “fast clown car”. My mother was very surprised I would want something so “much rounder than my 300ZX“. While I can’t argue with the lack of a standard sports car profile on the Fiat 500, there’s just something about it that excites me. I’ll admit that the base model is […]

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