15 03, 2015

Fiat 500 and Abarth: 60’s Chic with Modern Style, at a cost.

By |2019-07-23T14:21:27+10:00March 15th, 2015|Abarth Reviews, Car Reviews by Brand, Fiat Reviews|9 Comments

Fiat 500 and Abarth: 60’s Chic with Modern Style Yes yes yes oh yes: cute, relatively comfy, stylish Oh dear me no: horrible auto, only 5 speeds in manual, too expensive in anything but the base model. The Bambino, a classic of the late 50’s, was built for nearly 20 years with scarcely a change. It’s cute-as-a-button face made [...]

8 02, 2013

Fiat 500 Abarth Esseese: Bread, Wine and Cheese At Top Speed

By |2019-07-23T14:27:35+10:00February 8th, 2013|Abarth Reviews, Car Reviews by Brand, Convertibles, Coupes, Fiat Reviews, Hot Hatch|1 Comment

Above: Fiat 500 ABARTH ABOVE: Fiat 500 “Bambino” Above: Fiat 130 SPORT Coupe Above: Fiat 130 SPORT Saloon Above:124 SPORT A fortnight spent in the company of the impossibly cute Fiat 500 Esseesse was as enlightening as it was enjoyable. It harkened back to the halcyon days of sun, sand and passion pop. The dying embers of the 70’s [...]