REPORT: Fiat 500 to launch in the U.S. with Abarth performance model

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  1. Seeker

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    by Noah Joseph (RSS feed) on Oct 28th 2009 at 1:29AM
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    Fiat 500 Abarth EsseEsse – Click above for high-res image gallery


    Very cool, but I wonder if the standard Abarth will really have the performance to keep Americans interested. Even the hotter EsseEsse model just barely matches a Mini Cooper S in power. :hs:
     
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    it'd be a lot of fun to own/drive one. would probably get called a fag for doing so though.
     
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    "Isn't this hip? Don't all you kiddos like this kind of car these days, with yer Scions and what not??"
     
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    nobody cares about the powah

    they care about how cute it is
     
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    She bought a turbo beetle when they came out. She dumped that for a mini cooper s. I'm sure she'll want this too
     
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    fiat cars are just plain-jane italian cars. nothing special about them.
    and that 500 is real small in person. doubt it will be a hit.
     
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    :rofl::rofl:
     
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    I want one. It's like a turbocharged rollerskate.
     
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    The "me too" Mini wannabe.
     
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    The thing weighs almost nothing...
     
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    If you put that thing near one of your ridiculous pick up trucks it'll be invisible
     
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    As a Mini Cooper competitor, I think I'd rather have a Swift Sport than a 500 Abarth. No telling if the Fiat will fall apart or not. :o
     
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    2200lbs
    130hp
    152lb/ft

    Seems somewhat respectable for a sub-$20k hatch.
     
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    You are just upset that you couldnt possibly afford the insurance on a pickup. Now go drive your 1.2l econo boxes.

    Fix it again Tony...

    When was the last time they sold Fiats here?
     
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    Thats pretty reasonable for the sport model?
    Im assuming the base would come in closer to $15k or lower.
     
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    I don't even know. :o
     
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    That is hot as shit.

    I would love to see the first ricer go old school and prop the rear hatch open :mamoru:
     
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    i would like to smoosh one with my F-250
     
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    Yeah, but for at least a little while, the Abarth will be the only model. So it's $18k or nothing.
     
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    Wait, what?
    Like the hood on the old Beatles? Im lost.

    Edit: nevermind.
     
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    momentum CAN'T STOP THIS SON!

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    i'm getting one and boosting the shit outta it
     
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    Im pretty sure my Tacoma could make easy work of one :rofl:
     
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    I could insure a pickup but as for running it (fuel costs 4x what you pay ..) and parking it - no. They don't make spaces anywhere near big enough for anything bigger than a 5 series BMW here and even that's pushing it. I have trouble parking my Civic Coupe in town sometimes :ugh:
     

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