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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 Fiat 500 Abarth Specifications (Full)

2012 Fiat 500 Abarth Specifications (Full)

Below is the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth official specifications. All information is taken from the official Abarth brochure and specifications sheet. Engine 1.4L 16v MultiAir® Turbo engine Abarth® induction and dual exhaust system Driveline 5-speed manual transmission Equal-length halfshafts Steering and Suspension 2-Mode Electric Power Steering (EPS) 15-mm lowered sports suspension Front – MacPherson design […]

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Where is the 6th Gear? No Automatic Either

Where is the 6th Gear? No Automatic Either

Despite the Abarth mostly meeting expectations for power and interior quality, many are balking at the 5-speed manual transmission being the only option. Unfortunately, with “just” 14 months (short in manufacturing time) to convert the car to U.S. safety and market standards, they were forced to rely on a single solution that worked. My initial […]

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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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Austin Fiat Dealership

Austin Fiat Dealership

For those of you in the central Texas area, there is now a full-featured Fiat 500 dealership open for business here in Austin, TX! According to the Austin Business Journal, Nyle Maxwell (of Maxwell Chrysler), secured the rights to build the first and only Fiat dealership in Austin. The newly opened dealership features “a boutique-style […]

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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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2010 Fiat Freak Out

The only North American FIAT convention (that I know of) is officially underway this weekend! The 2010 Fiat Freak Out began today and Fiat USA has already posted an album of photos for you to check out on their Facebook page. The event is actually the 27th Annual National Convention of the club Fiat-Lancia Unlimited, […]

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Launch Dates for the Fiat 500 Abarth

Speculation about the exact launch date for the Fiat 500 in the US has varied widely, but it seems the planned time is officially December of this year. However the Abarth, being an upgraded version, isn’t planned to launch until a year later, in the fourth quarter of 2011. This is unfortunately an unofficial date […]

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