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2012 Abarth Sold Out

Fans of Fiat 500 Abarth who have been admiring the car from afar should be warned in advance: You’re not going to be able to make a Fiat 500 Abarth purchase from a dealer anytime soon. In fact, dealer and customer demand for the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth has been so robust that it is […]

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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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Best Car Under $30,000 (Used or New)

For those looking to buy a new-to-me (used) car, there are a lot of exciting models to choose from under $30k. I’ve been looking into buying a new car (when am I not?) and with the Abarth still months away, some other cars have come onto my radar. Namely the 370Z, the Evo X, and […]

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Fiat 500 Abarth Price Announced

Fiat 500 Abarth Price Announced

Fiat has finally come back from Italy with a price for the US version of the Fiat 500 Abarth: $22,000. This puts the Abarth about $1,000 less than the Mini Cooper S and $2,000 less than the Volkswagen GTI. A very smart price point indeed, although I’m sure many will argue that is still too […]

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The Price of a Fiat 500 Abarth

The Price of a Fiat 500 Abarth

Update: official price announced! For those waiting for an Abarth version of the Fiat 500, just how much it will cost is a very important piece of information. The current MSRP on the absolute cheapest 2012 Fiat 500, the Pop, is $15,500. The Sport and Lounge however are priced at $17,500 and $19,500 respectively. With […]

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Fix It Again Tony is a Myth

Fix It Again Tony is a Myth

This is a guest post by one of our own readers, James T. Baker. Well, I have stayed alive long enough to see Fiat’s return to the USA! I started buying these little gems in 1980 and since then have owned at least a dozen 124s, 128s, 131s and X1/9s. I worked as a wrench […]

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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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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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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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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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