2013 Fiat 500 Abarth 1.6 turbo from North America
Smiles for miles, amazing bang for the buck!
I have had zero issues with this car at this time.
I was very unsure of the brand, and looked for months at many different vehicles, but I ended up with this Abarth and could not be happier.
It is not the fastest car on the road, but it sure sounds like it is, and it could not be more fun to drive.
Exhaust note is great, my wife said no way as soon as she heard it start at the dealer. Then we drove it and opinions quickly changed. It's perfect, sporty and mean sounding, but fades away to nothing once cruising at speed.
Easy to get in and out of, and comfortable to drive, even on longer trips.
The handling is amazing, and it's my favorite part of driving this car every day.
Cons - the headlights are too bright. I mean, that's not really a con for me, but I get flashed by other drivers every single time I drive at night in the country. I assume after I flash back they are blind and in the ditch behind me LOL?
Great handling means the bumps can be rough at time on bad roads, though this issue is mostly specific to the Abarth model due to the sport suspension.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th March, 2014