2017 Fiat 124 Spider Test Drive

?2017 Fiat 124 Spider? Nearly 50 Year hiatus ends for Iconic Italian Roadster The first Fiat 124 Spider first bowed at the 1966 Turin Auto Show, with the first of its kind to be sold in the U.S. marketplace in 1968. It was produced exclusively for the U.S. market from 1975 and renamed the Spider…

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17 Fiat 500C Abarth Cabrio Test Drive

?2017 Fiat 500C Abarth Cabrio? A Rapid transit Breath of Fresh Air in Lilliputian form We’ll review here one of the many available new Fiats – the 2017 Fiat 500C Abarth Cabrio. What?s an Abarth? In the case of Fiat, the Abarth models, with their iconic scorpion logo, are a highly recognizable symbol not only…

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2016 Fiat 500 Abarth Test Drive

?2016 Fiat 500 Abarth? An affordable Lilliputian Italian performance car In the case of Fiat, the Abarth moniker, with its iconic scorpion logo, is a highly recognizable symbol not only in Italian performance circles, but worldwide. What?s in a name? The name comes from Karl Abarth ? a man, a brand, and a name that…

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Run to the Sun 2013 ? Part 1

By Bill SchafferPortland, Ore. ? Every year an automotive writer?s organization Barb and I belong to has a two-day drive called Run to the Sun (RttS) giving us a chance to sample some of the manufacturers? latest offerings. This year Barbara was away at a Jeep-Ram-Dodge program in Southern California, so I was on my…

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2013 Fiat 500C Abarth Cabrio Test Drive

2013 Fiat 500C Abarth Cabrio: A breath of fresh air ? Fiat has added another model to their 500 Abarth collection ? the 2013 Fiat 500C Abarth Cabrio for open air, performance oriented fun. The Abarth moniker, with its iconic scorpion logo, is a highly recognizable symbol not only in Italian performance circles, but worldwide….

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2013 Fiat 500 Turbo Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer The 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo may not be a big ?head turner? but it certainly is a ?smiler.??Every time we?ve driven the?little Italian car we?ve seen people smile at us, and part of that could be because we were smiling, too. Fiat builds on this natural good humor with commercials…

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Test Drive: Fiat 500 Abarth

By Bill Schaffer Automotive press introductions are a great place to listen to a bunch of self-proclaimed ?auto experts? expound and argue the merits of the last new car they drove, or the fastest, or perhaps the short coming of the car we are currently driving . The only debate I heard about the Fiat…

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Test Drive: 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth

?2012 Fiat 500 Abarth: An affordable Italian performance car” By Arv Voss Las Vegas, Nevada – What?s in a name? In the case of Fiat, the Abarth moniker, with its iconic scorpion logo, is a highly recognizable symbol not only in Italian performance circles, but worldwide. The name comes from Karl Abarth ? a man,…

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