It's easy to look at the Fiat 500 Abarth and see a goofy little clown car, but that would be a naive mischaracterization. It would be a goofy little clown car only if the clown in question were wearing a comically large pair of fire-retardant racing shoes and a helmet. The 500 Abarth is definitely a performance car and a surprisingly good time on the track. But how does it compare to the other Abarth in the Fiat high-performance family, the 124 Spider Abarth that's derived from the Mazda MX-5 Miata? Does its $8,000-plus premium over the 500 Abarth equal $8,000-plus worth more fun? Related: Sound On: Listen to the New 2019 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth Fiat invited us to sample the Abarth dynamic duo at Autobahn Country Club racetrack in Joliet, Ill., both on the 1.5-mile road course and on the go-kart track. Both cars have a surprisingly similar power-to-weight ratio with 160-ish-horsepower, turbocharged 1.4-liter engines, and weighing roughly 2,400-2,500 pounds, but distinctive … [Read more...] about Is the Fiat 124 Abarth $8,000 More Fun Than the Fiat 500 Abarth?
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Gallery Fiat 500C convertible is the height of fashion and fun to drive and live with. Picture: Fiat Fiat The Fiat 500’s been around more than a decade in its current form – a tough show for any small car, let alone a niche, fashion-conscious model. Tom Wiltshire drives the convertible version of the latest facelifted model. Fiat 500C convertible's fabric roof panel slides back. Picture: Fiat It can be quite difficult to take yourself seriously behind the wheel of a car like the Fiat 500C. With its pastiche retro styling, full-length fabric roof, tiny dimensions and eye-popping colour schemes, it stands out. Regular small updates mean that while there have been few major alterations to the 500 since it launched in 2007, the current car looks rather different to the original while still instantly recognisable. Looks and image Interior styling is as charming as the exterior. Picture: Fiat The latest 500 facelift was the most comprehensive, with a raft of styling … [Read more...] about Fiat 500, city car convertible, review, test drive
Springtime car-nivores on the hunt for a new vehicle, your time for tasty deals has arrived. May wraps up a fallow period for incentives and Memorial Day weekend kicks off the traditional start of peak car-shopping season — and with overall new-vehicle sales down nearly 5 percent through April, there's every reason to believe the holiday could spring some unusually sweet discounts this year. Related: How to Use Incentives, Rebates and Finance Deals We'll have to see what automakers cook up in the coming weeks, but for now, there are still a handful of deals worth your while. Which are they? Read on to find out. Nissan Versa How much can I save? Depending on where you live, enough to make the Versa subcompact sedan worth a second look if you're in pursuit of wallet-saving wheels. With Versas sitting on dealer lots for an average of 79 days through the first third of 2018 — well above the 54-day average for new cars — now might be the time to pounce on the … [Read more...] about What’s the Best New-Car Deal for May 2018?
Spring is a great time to bring home a new car and Fiat is offering significant sales incentives on its cars throughout April. Incentives vary according to your location, but they can be substantial, with up to $4,500 cash off on selected models, plus low lease offers. Below are just two examples. Discuss on the Fiat 500 USA Forum 2017 FIAT 500X Up to $4,500 total cash on select models 2018 FIAT 124 Spider Lease for $319 per month ($3,349 due at lease signing. 42 months. No security deposit required.) These deals end on April 30th, so if you have been on the fence on when to buy, now is the time to get to your dealer. Check out what offers are available in your area with the Fiat Incentive Page. Fiat Incentives Check out the savings at these dealers: Palmen Fiat of Kenosha Benson Fiat of Greer Fiat of Larchmont Find a Fiat Dealer near you … [Read more...] about Fiat 2018 Spring Sales Event
When the conversation turns to future classics, the Fiat Coupé is rarely mentioned.The government scrappage scheme of 2009 wiped out many of them and prices for the couple of thousand or so remaining were on the floor around five years ago. Today, they start at about £1000 for runners but decent cars cluster around the £5000 mark. And then there’s nothing until you reach £10,000, where the best low-milers are to be found. The most expensive late-plate versions can be as high as £20,000. See Fiat Coupe for sale on PistonHeads We’re talking 20-valve, standard and Turbo, but mostly Turbo, models, by the way. The original 16-valve is almost non-existent, due to not only scrappage schemes but also its suitability as a spares donor for Lancia Delta Integrales.It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but if it’s yours, it’s a cause for celebration that you can get a decent, well-maintained 20v Turbo for as little as £2995 … [Read more...] about Used car buying guide: Fiat Coupe