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Abarth?

Post by cardog » Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:13 pm

Hi does anyone know when the Abarth 500 is slated to be sold here in the US? ..any idea of the pricing? ..Or same questions on the Alfa?

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Post by KevinB » Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:20 pm

Laura Soave (CEO FiatUSA) at FFO11 stated that the Abarth is coming to the US. In the next year. date ?

Pricing? If you take current 500 pricing against the MINI Cooper, I expect the Abarth will be similarly ;less than the MINI Cooper S.
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Post by 58FiveHundred » Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:07 pm

Well, the Abarth has been announced. Well, they've said everything except what people actually want to hear. When will it be in showrooms and how much will it cost?

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Post by sjmst2 » Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:35 pm

58FiveHundred wrote:Well, the Abarth has been announced. Well, they've said everything except what people actually want to hear. When will it be in showrooms and how much will it cost?
Best guess is around Feb or March 2012. Price will be unde $25,000 US
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Post by 58FiveHundred » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:13 pm

I'm wondering if a Sport version with some aftermarket performance parts may be a better solution for me over an Abarth. I don't see the Abarth as any sort of collectible car that will hold it's value over time.

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Post by sjmst2 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:03 pm

58FiveHundred wrote:I'm wondering if a Sport version with some aftermarket performance parts may be a better solution for me over an Abarth. I don't see the Abarth as any sort of collectible car that will hold it's value over time.
Well, the Abarth will be very fast with 160 HP. If that's not a big draw for you then mod yours. Not sure you will get 59 extra HP and the ride and sophistication of the Abarth without spending more than if you just bought the Abarth.
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Post by Abarthtime » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:04 pm

Hey Y'all

Exciting news, our FIAT dealership has started taking orders for the Abarth! We will submit our orders in the beginning of March and expect to get the cars 6 to 8 weeks after that so mid-April. Make sure you put in your reservation now or you will be waiting even longer to get one. My dealership (Hendrick FIAT of Cary) is charging a$ 99 reservation fee this is completely refundable if you change your mind. If you are interested in reserving an Abarth or just want more information feel free to contact me. My email is isaac.navias@contact.hendrickauto.com or you can give me a call at (919 388-4600) and ask for Isaac.

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Post by irodguy » Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:07 am

Pricing here in DFW
Abarth $22,000
Leather $1,000
17" Wheels $1,000
Safet & Conv $600
TomTom $400
Decals $350
Hitch $195
Destination $700

Of course I have not picked it up, but this is the quoted price. Around 28ish drive out.
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Post by sjmst2 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:05 pm

They should roll out of showrooms in May.
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Post by 58FiveHundred » Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:26 pm

The Fiat website has the 'build an Abarth' tool up now, but still no word on when it will hit showrooms.

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Post by sjmst2 » Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:27 am

Late April to mid May people who already placed orders should have their cars.
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Post by sjmst2 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:17 am

Great review of the Abarth. Set up just the way I would get it. I'm hearing if you don't have your order in already, could be a year wait for one; there is 200% more demand than FIAT thought.

http://youtu.be/lDy6sCwlytU
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Post by irodguy » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:31 pm

According to the dealer my car is showing late April. They are estimating the week of the 20th. We shall see.
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Post by irodguy » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:02 pm

The first Abarth has been delivered to a customer at FIAT of Austin.

I talked to the dealer here in Mckinney and verified my car will be here next week.

A friend who ordered a white Abarth from Austin has been told next week as well.

Looks like all the cars are arriving!

Now I just need to take my CRZ to carmax and liquidate it.
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Post by irodguy » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:45 pm

Well with an entire 53 miles on my car I have a few observations:

Positives:
1) Seating style is much more "upright" than my CRZ.
2) When I make my "tron" turns it just kind of floats around the corners without feeling like you are on rails. The CRZ felt like you were bombing around the corner and like it might tear loose at any second.
3) You don't notice the speed you are at in normal driving. It's a ticket waiting to happen. I have to get used to it and watch the mph until then.
4) The blue-me kills the Honda crappy voice command system. Just no comparison really.

Negative:

The only one so far is the nav being separate. It's okay just not as neat as the big friendly screening on the CRZ.


The only issue I have is that the clear bra guy does not have a kit for it. They have kits for the 500, but the nose is different on the Abarth. I am going to have another clear bra guy that can do free cuts give me a bid tomorrow.
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