I have already claimed that the Fiat 500 Abarth will be my next car, even though I’m still paying off the loan for my 2008 Volkswagen GTI. Why would I make the switch so soon? Well, there are many reasons why. Let’s take a look at the similarities and differences between the two cars.
The Fiat 500 is shorter both in length and height, which makes it ideal for a city car. Considering that I have to park downtown everyday, the extra space and maneuverability would help a lot. One of my coworkers drives a Smart and I see her squeezed into the tiniest spots that everyone except for bikers have to pass up. Now the 500 probably won’t be able to fit into those spots either, but I’ll definitely have more options than before.
My GTI is German. The 500 is Italian. While they’re both probably made in Mexico, they both still imbue the style of their origination. The GTI feels clinical in a lot of ways. It does have a style of its own, but nothing compared to the Fiat, which is bursting with that Italian flare.