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zero
04-20-2012, 06:00 PM
I have been trying to get a quote so I have an idea what I will be paying once I get my Abarth. So how much is everyone else paying compared to just a standard 500?

Thomas
04-20-2012, 06:20 PM
You probably need a VIN at this early point in time to get a quote. I received a quote from my insurance (not as bad as I thought it would be), but I don't own a 500

CLXXV
04-20-2012, 06:33 PM
Remember that insurance costs vary greatly. My Abarth will be here in 10 days or less and I got my insurance quote today; it's about $750.00/year ($377/6 months). Not bad, except my XKR cost 4X as much to buy, but it's only $300 a year more to insure.

pchop
04-20-2012, 07:17 PM
My quote is $900 for the entire year. Interestingly enough, both of my Ferrari's insurance are only $50 and $100 more.

The way my agent explained to me is that Abarth is a brand new car and they don't have enough data. Usually after 12-18 month you'll see a premium adjustment.

zero
04-20-2012, 09:23 PM
Thanks everyone for your info, at least I have a idea now. Can't wait for my car to get here. Too bad its a 247 mile trip. Definitely a weekend trip no mater how I slice it.

ChicagoAbarth
04-21-2012, 08:51 AM
Take the long way home and you'll be through the 300 mile break in period before you even get home.

zero
04-21-2012, 05:41 PM
Thats actually the plan. I want to take my Abarth though the mountains (Yes there are mountains in New Mexico, they actually get snow and are green. Scares me too.) to enjoy some tight turns and it should help me keep the RPMs Low also. Also what about peoples experiences on MPGs with the Abarth? I have hyper miled before getting 40 MPG with my 09 Toyota Yaris and I want the Abarth because it is the best of both worlds.

CLXXV
04-21-2012, 08:07 PM
Hypermiling in an Abarth?!!! That's like making Catrinel Menghia dress in Amish attire.

zero
04-21-2012, 10:51 PM
I "think" she may be able to pull it off. :heart-borken:

SteveL
04-23-2012, 12:24 AM
Also what about peoples experiences on MPGs with the Abarth? I have hyper miled before getting 40 MPG with my 09 Toyota Yaris and I want the Abarth because it is the best of both worlds.

For the first 400 miles, my Abarth has averaged 28.5mpg. You have to remember that the first 300 were under 4000rpm. Now that break-in is over... well, let's say my mpg will probably drop until the 'new-ness' wears off.
To add some perspective, in my 500 Sport I averaged about 36 for my daily commute and often hit the low 40s on the highway.

mtnroadbiker
04-23-2012, 03:29 PM
my 500 SE is $561 annual and Abarth (if I get one) is $762 (both with 100 comp/500 coll) .. the 500 is a little weak in interstate merge, but I do like getting 40+ mpg.

trevc
04-23-2012, 06:45 PM
Just got mine. $56.63 a month for Male, 51 in Memphis, TN. That compares to $59.15 for the wife's Trailblazer and $52.57 for my 2005 Explorer.

Pronto
04-24-2012, 03:33 AM
My 500L is the same as mtnroadbiker, $338/6mos.

ace51
04-25-2012, 10:54 AM
I pick up mine in an hour or so :)))

My insurance agent is listing it as a "sport." I asked her if I should get "gap" insurance since sports are $18-19k and the Abarth is $26k. She said something about having "new replacement" policy which is standard in NC or something, I hope that if something goes wrong that I don't end up with a new sport instead of a Abarth!

Anyone else have their insurance company rating it as a "sport" instead of Abarth?

Leotxn
04-25-2012, 05:37 PM
Got my quote and it actually goes down $17 per month for me. $368 per/6 month, 39 yo male. I was suprised it went down from my current car 07 Mitsu Eclipse with same coverages.
Great news for my budget, now just waiting on my Abarth to get here.

Edit: for state of TX

ChicagoAbarth
04-25-2012, 06:17 PM
Anyone else have their insurance company rating it as a "sport" instead of Abarth?

I have Travelers for insurance and mine's listed as an Fiat Abarth. When I called to get it insured and it wasn't in their computer they asked me three questions 1) does it have ABS? 2) does it have airbags? 3) MSRP. Based on that they put me in the system. Anyone else insuring through Travelers should have Abarth come up as one of the options now.

I forget the rate but I know it was less than on my wife's 2003 base model Nissan Sentra. I'd love to get rid of the Nissan but its such a perfect car for Chicago winters. No ABS must be the reason its more than the Abarth.

wildeyed
04-27-2012, 03:12 PM
A little info for my American (and maybe some Canadian friends). I just re-upped my insurance for a Pop, not the Abarth, and in Toronto my premium is $1950.00/year. See how the other half lives?