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    2018 fiat 500 abarth wish list

    So guys post your 2018 wish list here. Hopefully the guys at fiat listen. I would like to see more power just a little and also a bigger uconnect. And backup camera. I know you don't need it but almost every car has that these days. Maybe drive modes like the fiat 500x.

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    Definitely more power, better seats, and a better stereo...oh yeah, and keep it under $22000

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    AWD and 200hp.

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    I would an AWD, 200hp A500. But I'd be happy receiving a 180-190hp 595 Competizione. Finally... I'd settle for just the 595 styling update (with more seat options).
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    Amacento- Agree with you on updating the styling like the European 595. Wished ours would resemble that car.
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    I actually like the old happy face compared to the new grumpy face. Reminds me of the ND Miata... It's a happy car, don't make it frown! That said I LOOOOVE the updated tails with the paint color in the center, so cool!

    While AWD or RWD seems like a pipe dream it would be cool. I have been surprised how many people unfamiliar with the A500 have asked me if it is RWD. Adding more drivetrain loss without a power boost seems like a no-go for me. Even if it were 200HP & AWD I think I would prefer 200HP and FWD.

    Anyways... #1 wishlist for me? Better interior. I'm talking about all the hard plastic, ditch it. Make the higher end 500s feel like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neubauerjoseph View Post
    So guys post your 2018 wish list here. Hopefully the guys at fiat listen. I would like to see more power just a little and also a bigger uconnect. And backup camera. I know you don't need it but almost every car has that these days. Maybe drive modes like the fiat 500x.
    I thought those were a 'given' nowadays. As good as the visibility in the L is, that backup camera comes in quite handy!
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    All the upgrades I've done to my 13 which I feel should be OEM:
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    Quote Originally Posted by neubauerjoseph View Post
    And backup camera.
    Iirc any car built after May 1, 2018 will have them- it's required by law.

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    I would really like to see the Fullback come to the U.S. market. I would love to own a medium size pick-up truck that doesn't break the bank.
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