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      10-27-2012, 04:37 PM   #1
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~I got an Abarth 500! Photoshoot Inside~

Been a while since I've been on the forums. I work at a Fiat studio and just bought a 2013 Abarth. I love it, it's a blast to drive, sounds good, and can't wait to see what aftermarket mods come out like Downpipe, Flash tune, etc.

Let me know what you think!













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looks cartoonish to me, sorry
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      10-28-2012, 03:24 AM   #3
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It's an effeminate looking car. It's not a very balanced car either (F/R distribution is like 65/35), not to mention isn't it FWD?

It pretty much fails in every aspect one would expect of a great handling vehicle to shine in with the exception of overall curb weight.

It pulls a .65 g on average in the figure 8. That's really really bad, but it's not surprising given the poor weight distribution.
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      10-28-2012, 05:00 AM   #4
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Tough crowd here. Enjoy the car in good health
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Some friends spent a month in Italy last year. They really enjoyed those little cars and thought they were a blast. The people there drive like maniacs but apparently it's normal and everyone is friendly about it.
Not my taste, yours looks pretty unique; have fun with it.
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      10-28-2012, 07:12 AM   #6
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Sorry but you asked for opinions. I think my john deere mower has a bigger engine. And when in san fran this year we had a fiat 500 as a rental, made me want to pull out my own jugular.

Enjoy to each their own.
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Been a while since I've been on the forums. I work at a Fiat studio and just bought a 2013 Abarth. I love it, it's a blast to drive, sounds good, and can't wait to see what aftermarket mods come out like Downpipe, Flash tune, etc.

Let me know what you think!
Nice, aren't they? I had a 500 Sport that I traded for my Boxster and the plan was to keep the Porsche until they offered deals on Abarths, likely next spring. The flourescent green isn't working for me, but mine will be Nero/Nero like yours or Grigio/Red.
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      10-28-2012, 04:42 PM   #9
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nice car! nothing like a zippy mini compact car. some people here will never understand, but there's something to these sporty mini compacts like the Honda FIT, etc. I drove a Honda FIT with the flappy paddles and drove the c*#p out of it, fun as hell at relatively safe speeds.
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Why do people like these cars so much? They're the pontiac sunfire of the european market
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I like it!! Is that a lobster on the engine cover?
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I hear these are powered by Briggs & Stratton
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I like the Abarth, but my personal fave is in white w/ red accents.
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I really like this car. Thinking of buying one too.
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I like it!! Is that a lobster on the engine cover?
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i think its a pretty cool little car!
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I like it!! Is that a lobster on the engine cover?
A lobster? ROFL
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probably a fun little car. interesting to see a production car using a silicone 90 degree boot on the intake.
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BMW Of Monrovia gave me one as a rental. I was surprised how comfortable the car was.
Congrats buddy.
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