• Summary

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Likes something a bit different, style and performance should go hand in hand.

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    Everyone I've spoken to like it. It turns heads wherever I go and people come up and ask about it.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Definitely, for the price it's a hell of a car.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Depends what Abarth come up with next. It'll be something sporty and Italian for sure.

  • Buying experience

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    May 2010

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Yes, car has the SS spec and Sabelt race seats plus various other options and would cost in excess of £20k brand new,

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    It's very unique and stylish but also practical.

    What was the dealer like?

    Fiat Direct, Hayes. Very helpful from start to finish.

  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Scintillating, from driving the Abarth you wouldn't think it was a 1.4 as it just has so much pull in all gears. Driving in normal mode is comfortable and economical but engaging the Sport mode turns it into different animal, throttle response is brilliant and just prodding your toe unleashes a satisfying exhaust rumble as you're thrown back in the seat. Steering feel could be better but it still handles very well.

    What's it like to park?

    Easy, it's a fairly small car and has decent visibility.

  • Living with it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?


    What's most practical about your car?

    Loads of interior space, large boot.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Sport Boost button is great fun. Boot popper on the key remote is also very useful.