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Cars We Own: 2017 Abarth 595 diary

It's bright red, sounds great and, crucially, comes from Italy. It isn't a Ferrari, though. Meet the CarAdvice Abarth 595, a pocket rocket with character to burn.  This is a Cars We Own diary for our own Abarth 595. Think of it as a rolling logbook, a little window into life with the cars in the CarAdvice stable...

The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018, Trent Nikolic: Abarth 595

Plenty of CarAdvice team members have had a serious crack at me for my choice for favourite car of the year. However, the ones who have are forgetting one critical element of any car review - fit for purpose. And that's where the Abarth 595 nails its brief in spectacular fashion. Since first driving it at its local launch, I've clocked up countless kilometres in the 595...

The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018

Welcome to the inaugural CarAdvice Winners Circle, our debut annual award program showcasing our editorial team’s motoring highlight releases of the year. After some long and hard consideration of the pros and cons of more traditional award formats, it was ultimately reader and car industry feedback – through surveys, garage day chats and even a focus group – that moulded exactly the form Winners Circle would take...

2018 Abarth 595 Competizione review

Good things come in small packages, and the MY18 Abarth 595 Competizione could possibly be the most fun you can have for $32K.

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CarAdvice Winners Circle: Abarth 595

The Abarth 595 won't be to everyone's tastes, but if you're cross-shopping it with a Polo GTI, you're not an Abarth buyer in the first place. In terms of fun for dollars outlaid, the Abarth 595 is easily my pick of 2018.

CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018: Our favourites

You told us you don't trust the traditional 'Car of the Year' format favoured by most publishers, and you wanted to know more about our own personal faves, objectivity be damned. Well, here it is. Get the full story right here. NOTE: This video was first published on December 18.

Cars We Own: 5 things to know about the Abarth 595

Here's a little look into life with our loveable Italian stallion, the Abarth 595. As you might expect, it's a quirky beast – lucky it's fun to drive, right? Although it provides a window into life with a car, there's only so much we can learn during a regular week-long review...

Abarth 595 Old v New: 1970 v 2017

CarAdvice's own 2017 Abarth 595 (pre-facelift) takes on a replica of the legendary 1970 Abarth 695!

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REVISIT: Abarth 595 Old v New, 1970 to 2017

When it came time for us to add another car to the CarAdvice collection, we realised there was a giant hole – it was one that had to be filled by an Italian car. Ferrari or Lamborghini weren’t the most practical options, so last year we welcomed a red (pre-facelift) 2017 Abarth 595 to our family – a Fiat 500 with extra horsepower and badging, which is something that’s needed for us car people to get around the city swiftly...

Abarth 124 Spider v Mazda MX-5 comparison

The fact that both the Mazda MX-5 and the Abarth 124 Spider sports cars exist, side-by-side, is a good thing. In fact, they need each other to survive. You've heard it before: the issue with making a sports car is scale. There is a great deal of development cost involved in getting a vision to production and then, because no one really needs sports cars, the return is generally not all that great...

Abarth 595C v Volkswagen Polo GTI Comparison

The arrival of the new 2016 Abarth 595 has dropped the ownership doorway into Italy's famed scorpion shield from mid-$30k down to a basement-level $27,500 list price. Stripping back the frills, while liberally pilfering from the marque's go-fast parts bin, this 'regular 595' is the type of cut-priced sweet spot many buyers having been hankering for...

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Cars We Own: 2017 Abarth 595 diary

It's bright red, sounds great and, crucially, comes from Italy. It isn't a Ferrari, though. Meet the CarAdvice Abarth 595, a pocket rocket with character to burn.  This is a Cars We Own diary for our own Abarth 595. Think of it as a rolling logbook, a little window into life with the cars in the CarAdvice stable...

Abarth 595, 124 Spider 70th Anniversary editions unveiled in Europe

Abarth is marking its 70th birthday, at least in Europe, with special badging standard across the entire range. At the launch event at the Monte Carlo rally, the company said these badges will make all vehicles registered this year "unique and exclusive". As far as the 124 Spider goes, the specially-designed badge seems to be the only change of note...

Abarth 695 Rivale on sale from $44,990

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has confirmed the Abarth 695 Rivale will be coming to Australia in strictly limited numbers, with pricing to kick off at $44,990 before on-road costs. Just 35 units will be delivered Down Under, available in both hatchback and cabriolet forms, all featuring a number of equipment, trim and colour appointments specific to this model inspired by Riva Yachts...

Abarth 124 Spider nabs Guinness World Record

The Abarth 124 Spider is now a Guinness World Record holder, teaming up with stunt driver Alastair Moffatt to achieve the feat. Piloting a standard 124 Spider, Moffatt completed five figure eight maneuvers in succession between two other Abarth 124 Spiders, in a record 45.66 seconds...

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Abarth Owner Reviews

2018 Abarth 595 Competizione review

A quick note before I jump into the review. In case you haven’t read any of my other owner car reviews, I’m a 14-year-old from Sydney, and I have a passion for cars. It’s November 1908, and in a hospital in Vienna, Austria, a young boy is born by the name of Carlo Abarth...

2018 Abarth 595 Competizione review

My darling wife wanted this model for a while now, and I am so glad she did. We have had this Abarth 595C for three months now, and I look forward to the drive, the sound, and the performance of this pocket rocket. We've just covered 1000km, and while the ride is very firm in Sport mode, in normal mode it's quite comfortable. The fuel economy appears to average 8...

2016 Abarth 595 review

After reading the long-term test reviews of the Abarth 595 on CarAdvice, I was inspired to produce my own piece of work rating my own 2016 Abarth 595. It's the exact-same spec vehicle as the one being tested by the CarAdvice crew, with the only difference being mine has the black duco with the red stripes and wing mirrors...

2017 Abarth 124 Spider review

I bought the Abarth 124 because I always wanted a roadster that looked stylish, had reasonable performance and was fun to drive. Basically, a well-packaged sportster. I checked out others, but none fit the way the Abarth 124 Spider did. They were either too expensive or didn't have what it took – the wow factor! It was by accident that I happened to read about the Abarth 124 Spider...

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Abarth Galleries

The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018

2019 Abarth 595 revealed - UPDATE

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