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Thread: Doug Demuro: A Used Fiat 500 Abarth Is the Most Fun You Can Have For $9,000

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    The armrest cover that broke off could've been glued back on with Gorilla Glue. It worked well on my armrest and you can't tell it's ever been broken.
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    Makes sense, I may have had that idea at some point, my brain is dumb.

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    I'd give mine away as I don't ever use it, LOL!

    I do think that was caked on brake dust from non anal retentive people who think you can get by with a wash here and there on white wheels, am I wrong? I thought the review was great, he's one of my favorites on YouTube, an "American Clarkson" in the making!
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    ‘Happy to see the A500 reviewer as a used car.

    It’s still one of the most fun cars on the US market six years after launch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amacento View Post
    ‘Happy to see the A500 reviewer as a used car.

    It’s still one of the most fun cars on the US market six years after launch.
    Agree completely. I've got plenty of cash available to spend on something new and exciting but nothing I've tested has made me willing to part with my Abarth. No room for two cars so I'm sticking with the FIAT.

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    I paid 9100 out the door for my abarth, it had everything in my signature except the coil packs. You can't tell me I didn't have a great find.
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    His review had its moments, e.g, the fun factor, but his comments about build and materials quality based on a thrashed car (including the white wheels) were off base. Some people - me included - take care of their cars. The owner of his rental clearly did not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BradF View Post
    His review had its moments, e.g, the fun factor, but his comments about build and materials quality based on a thrashed car (including the white wheels) were off base. Some people - me included - take care of their cars. The owner of his rental clearly did not.
    How I felt about it too. Like "Dude, you're reviewing a car that someone rents out to people. Clearly they don't care about their car as much as they should and probably just using it to get some extra money for the car they actually care more about."
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    People complain about door panels, but did they ever sit in the competition? Those cars use similar plastic and at least the Fiat is a cool design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiat500USA View Post
    People complain about door panels, but did they ever sit in the competition? Those cars use similar plastic and at least the Fiat is a cool design.
    Yep, I've been in far worse cars. When I had my Abarth, never had any interior quality issues aside from the god awful intermittent squeak noise from the upper door seals when the window was all the way up and would go away with the window just cracked to take the pressure off.
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