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nyc eng
04-30-2012, 03:29 PM
I went to my dealer yesterday and took their demo car out for a short spin. Motor was great, turbo is very responsive and overall I really liked it. When I first got on it, I was kinda surprised with how quick it took off for having just 160hp. Its been a while since I had my 225hp Audi TT but I'm certain the Abarth is faster. Torque steer wasn't an issue, the exhaust sounded great so I'm very happy with my decision and will wait for the car to arrive.

I decided to make a change, the color. They had two Abarths, a white abarth with the 17" hyper black wheels and red stripping and a black with the 17" hyper black wheels and red stripping. The white didn't do much for me in the pictures but after seeing it in person and next to the black has me rethinking the order. I like the black but the white really stood out. I also took a better look at Rosso so Im in between rosso and bianco.

I haven't seen any photos of bianco with 16inch wheels, can anyone post some?

GramCracker
04-30-2012, 03:32 PM
I'm sending you a PM back shortly with my opinion on the subject ;) Also, you wouldn't happen to have like a cell phone pic of the white car would you?

nyc eng
04-30-2012, 03:36 PM
I'm sending you a PM back shortly. Also, you wouldn't happen to have like a cell phone pic of the white car would you?

No cellphone pictures but to be honest my HTC's camera wouldn't have done it justice. I should have brought my SLR with me, I don't know what I was thinking. I really like how the black has a pearl effect in it but that white with red stripes and black 17s is awesome on the car.

GramCracker
04-30-2012, 07:41 PM
No cellphone pictures but to be honest my HTC's camera wouldn't have done it justice. I should have brought my SLR with me, I don't know what I was thinking. I really like how the black has a pearl effect in it but that white with red stripes and black 17s is awesome on the car.

This means you must go back with the SLR!

nyc eng
04-30-2012, 07:54 PM
This means you must go back with the SLR!

If I do I'll wait until the white one with 16inch wheels arrives.

MM22
04-30-2012, 09:55 PM
I have a photo I took with my cell phone when I was at Tyson's Corner Fiat of a white with 16" rims but I haven't figured out how to upload it from my iPad...It won't let me upload from my iPad.

jkielfoto
05-01-2012, 01:02 PM
I have a photo I took with my cell phone when I was at Tyson's Corner Fiat of a white with 16" rims but I haven't figured out how to upload it from my iPad...It won't let me upload from my iPad.

If you get the Photoshop or Awesomize app (and probably Snapspeed, but I haven't tried that one yet), you can export to FB or smugmug, etc. Even RAW files!

GramCracker
05-01-2012, 01:26 PM
The photo for this article might sway your decision. I'm actually really really liking that.

http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2012/autos/1204/gallery.fiat-500-abarth-review/index.html

For the the lazy:

http://i2.cdn.turner.com/money/galleries/2012/autos/1204/gallery.fiat-500-abarth-review/images/fiat-abarth.jc.09.jpg

http://i2.cdn.turner.com/money/galleries/2012/autos/1204/gallery.fiat-500-abarth-review/images/fiat-abarth-side.jc.jpg

nyc eng
05-01-2012, 01:59 PM
Nice find Graham.. I wasn't digging the red interior inside a black car but the white dash and red interior looks really good.

I found one picture from autospies of the 16inch on white but its not very good. Was hoping Chris took a better.


http://i2.cdn.turner.com/money/galleries/2012/autos/1204/gallery.fiat-500-abarth-review/images/fiat-abarth-interior.jc.jpg

http://shows.autospies.com/gallery/fiat-500-abarth-usa-launch-lg/IMG_4051.jpg

http://shows.autospies.com/gallery/fiat-500-abarth-usa-launch-lg/IMG_4125.jpg

http://shows.autospies.com/gallery/fiat-500-abarth-usa-launch-lg/IMG_4127.jpg

sith33
05-01-2012, 04:57 PM
Mine:

19381939

nyc eng
05-01-2012, 05:01 PM
Mine:

They look really good on white. How do you like them in person? Are you happy with your choice?

Just out of curiosity, why did you get the 16s over the 17s?

GramCracker
05-01-2012, 06:18 PM
Mine:

19381939

I need more pictures of the white car. Now! haha

sith33
05-01-2012, 08:51 PM
They look really good on white. How do you like them in person? Are you happy with your choice?

Just out of curiosity, why did you get the 16s over the 17s?


Well, I've got my lotus for driving like a hooligan in the summer, so I figured I'd get the Abarth with Minnesota-friendly tires. Haven't had a chance to try the dealer's car with the 17s yet - I'm actually pleasantly surprised with how much grip the basic tires have though, I thought it'd be much worse.

MarkG
05-25-2012, 06:54 AM
Ordered mine the same. The three season tires is what turned me off. This car is replacing my daily driver Vibe and my garage queen Alfa Romeo 164s. Great look! I have been watching the Insight page and I just can't will the car to move from the lot in Centreville, IL. I was hoping to pick it up Monday.