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2013 Fiat 500 Turbo

Diet Abarth Try as I might, I just can't bring myself to stick to a routine of drinking diet soda. Nevermind the fact that I'm trying to cut soda out of my life altogether – every now and then, I just want the high-octane stuff, and diet simply won't do. If I'm already going to subject myself to the sweeteners and caffeine, I'm going to take the calories that go along with it. Some people feel the same way about cars (go big or go home!), but I'm not one of them – I often see the merit in less-potent machines that automakers offer. For example, while I simply adored the... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Turbo 1.4L I4
Power:
135 HP / 150 LB-FT
Transmission:
5-Speed Manual
Base Price:
$19,500
As-Tested Price:
$22,350
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    Report: Fiat to replace Punto with five-door 500
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    While American drivers may know Fiat principally (if not exclusively) for the 500, overseas the Italian marque offers a much broader range of products. But the Cinquecento has developed into a vastly more successful product than the rest of its lineup, so the Italian automaker has been rapidly replacing its slow-selling models by expanding the 500 ...

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    Report: Fiat set to invest $12B on new models, stop Euro losses in 3 years
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    Naturally, you'd expect a massive automaker like Fiat to have an in-depth plan to exit the current European-market doldrums, and you'd expect that plan to include plenty of new vehicles to attract those precious buyers that still remain despite the financial downturn. And you'd be right, though Fiat does seem to have a few unexpected twists up its ...

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    Los Angeles: 2014 Fiat 500 1957 Edition takes retro even further
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    It's been 57 years since the "new" Fiat 500 was introduced in 1957, and to celebrate this iconic inspiration for the current 500, Fiat has revealed a new commemorative model at the LA Auto Show. The 2014 Fiat 500 1957 Edition will only be offered in North America, and it goes on sale next spring. Paying tribute to the "Nouvo Cinquecento," this ...

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    Los Angeles: 2014 Fiat 500C GQ Edition mans up [w/videos]
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    Fiat dealers recently welcomed the five-door 500L into their 'studios' as a much-needed second model line, but franchisees are still clamoring for additional new model ranges as most struggle to reach profitability. There's more in the pipeline for the reborn brand, but in the meantime, Fiat continues to rely on special editions of existing products to ...

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    Official: Fiat retraces its roots with 1957 Edition 500
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    A car like the Fiat 500 is nothing if not retro, but the Italian automaker is making it all the more so with the 1957 Edition seen here. Marking 57 years since the iconic Cinquecento launched in 1957, this new special-edition 500 upgrades on the model's Lounge trim level with such unique touches as throwback 16-inch wheels, vintage-style badges on the ...

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    Report: Fiat 500L production halted in Serbia
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    News is trickling out of the Serbian factory that's responsible for Fiat 500L production that work has stopped due to a delay in parts delivery. Fiat has been mum on the reasoning for the stoppage, which is going on its tenth day, according to Automotive News. "Production ceased on Wednesday and we still don't know when it will resume," said a ...

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    Report: Just 45% of Fiat dealers are profitable, and they're angry about it
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    On average, Fiat dealers have only been selling about 17 cars a month. We've been wondering for some time how Fiat dealers in North America have been getting along with just one model range in their showrooms up until recently. Franchisees spent millions building, stocking and manning sleek new 'studio' showrooms, only to have but a single model to ...

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    Video: Bianchina is the Italian car you never knew you always wanted
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    In the 1950s and 1960s, America was filled with big, V8-powered land yachts, with brutal straight-line speed and questionable handling. Europe, on the other hand, was filled with interesting, characterful superminis like this Autobianchi Bianchina. (Ok, so we're generalizing a little... roll with it.) Based on the Fiat 500 and originally unveiled in 1957, ...

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    Frankfurt: Abarth 595 50th Anniversary Edition is a birthday present worth waiting for [w/video]
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    Props must be paid to the people at Abarth, who could've celebrated the 50th anniversary of the 595 – the model that put this performance brand on the map back in the 1960s – with a special edition appearance package and called it a day. But no, that's not how Abarth does things. Instead, it is producing 299 units of this 595 50th Anniversary ...

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    Official: Abarth marks 50 years of 595 with special edition Fiat 500
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    Abarth presented its original 595 at the Turin Motor Show in 1963. It was the car that put the Scorpion marque on the map and propelled the original Fiat 500 into hot hatch territory. And to mark that occasion, Fiat's performance brand is launching the special edition you see here. Revealed here ahead of its public debut at next week's Frankfurt Motor ...

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    Review: 2013 Fiat 500e
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    A Juice Box With Style And Substance It happens nearly every day, and as often as not, I'm the guilty party: someone slips an eBay Motors or Craigslist link into the fetid automotive stew that is the Autoblog editors' online chatroom. Typically, it's enough to momentarily derail an otherwise productive dialog about editing a breaking news item or ...

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    Official: Fiat announces special 500C GQ Edition [w/video]
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    The Fiat 500C may be a cool car, but it's never exactly exuded machismo – dare we say some may even consider it a "chick car?" Now, it looks like Fiat is trying to change this city car's image with the introduction of the 2014 Fiat 500C GQ Edition, a limited-production model geared toward male buyers. Fiat has partnered with Condé Nast to ...

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    Report: Fiat 500e recalled over possible half shaft separation
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    The recently launched, all-electric Fiat 500e is already facing its first recall. According to The Detroit News, more than 270 of the EVs are being recalled to replace bolts that secure the vehicles' half shafts. The official number of affected vehicles has not been announced as of this writing, as Chrysler will not inform the National Highway Traffic ...

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    Official: Fiat 500 Cattiva coming in Q4, priced from $18,350*
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    When it comes to the 2013 Fiat 500 Cattiva, we already knew that the show car would make it into production, we just didn't know when... until now. Fiat has announced that the "naughty" 500 Cattiva will be unveiled at the Concorso Italiano in Monterey, CA, and it will go on sale in the fourth quarter of this year, with models based on either the 500 Sport ...

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    Teeny-tiny Cars: Are they cheap and fuel-efficient enough to justify their drawbacks?
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    The San Francisco US press launch of the teeny-tiny two-seat 2008 Smart Fortwo involved an interesting presentation and drive experience. I learned that its history dates back to the late 1980s when SMH (Swatch watches) CEO Nicolas Hayek decided that a substantial number of people wanted a small, stylish city car that was built like a Swatch watch with ...

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    Official: Fiat 500 Abarth made from models in body paint [w/video]
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    Fiat has taken an interesting approach to its advertising for ESPN The Magazine's annual Body Issue. Rather than just hiring an athlete to stand next to a car or sit in a car, it's actually built a car out of athletes. (And not unlike some naked-lady-motorcycles we've seen before.) Using body artist Craig Tracy and more than a dozen very talented, very ...

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    Quick Spin: 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio
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    To no one's surprise, I was stoked about the Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio. I've always enjoyed the exquisitely flawed driving dynamics of the 500 Abarth hardtop, and the idea of being able to fold the top back and take it all in with some fresh air blowing around was really appealing. That super awesome exhaust note would no doubt be even more audible without a ...

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    Confirmed: Fiat 500 Cattiva on the way
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    While its dealer body has been clamoring for new and larger models, Fiat has actually done a pretty good trade selling all manner of 500 variants, from the standard hatchback and 500C cabriolet to its Abarth models, 500e electric runabout and special editions like the Gucci. Fiat USA was a little slow out of the gates as it built up brand awareness and ...

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    Official: Fiat 500 Gucci Edition returns, priced from $23,750*
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    Are you sad you missed out on the limited-edition Fiat 500 by Gucci the first time around? Well, fear not. You, too, can once again channel your inner Jennifer Lopez and pick up one of the co-branded little hatches starting this spring – but just like last time, Fiat will only be offering the Gucci 500s for a limited time. Fiat will offer Gucci ...

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    Review: 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo
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    Diet Abarth Try as I might, I just can't bring myself to stick to a routine of drinking diet soda. Nevermind the fact that I'm trying to cut soda out of my life altogether – every now and then, I just want the high-octane stuff, and diet simply won't do. If I'm already going to subject myself to the sweeteners and caffeine, I'm going to take the ...

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