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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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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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The Best 500

The Best 500

One of the great benefits of capitalism is choice. As a result, just about every car model worth its salt comes with a bevy of options. I’m not just talking leather seats either. The base Fiat 500 comes in three versions: Pop, Sport, and Lounge. Now turn the Sport up a notch or two and […]

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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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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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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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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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