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2019 Abarth 595 Competizione manual review

It may be based on the huggable Fiat 500, but make no mistake, the Abarth 595 Competizione is more cut-throat than cuddly.

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...

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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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Abarth 595 Comparisons

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 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...

Abarth 595 News

2021 Abarth 595 Scorpioneoro coming to Australia, due second half of 2021

The 2021 Abarth 595 Scorpioneoro is set to launch in Australia by the end of this year. While timing for the limited-run 595 variant has yet to be officially locked in, CarAdvice understands the hi-po Abarth will touch down in Australian showrooms in the second half of 2021...

2021 Abarth 595 updated, due in Australia second half of this year

The 2021 Abarth 595 has received a mild update in Europe to usher in the new year, adding new trim and equipment options – and it could be in Australian showrooms in the second half of this year. Four variants – all available in 595 hatch and 595C convertible body styles – will be offered to European buyers: the eponymous '595' base grade, plus Turismo (pictured in grey), Competizione (pictured in blue) and Esseesse (pictured in white)...

Abarth 595e rendered

Fiat's new-generation 500 hatch will be sold exclusively in electric 500e form, which will be a delight to many, but what about fans of the existing Abarth 595 hottie? Fiat and its performance arm Abarth have yet to offer diehards any word of an electrified performance-focused 500, but with the regular 500e claiming a mere 9-second sprint to 100km/h… there is certainly room for a hero hatch...

Car News Daily: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

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Abarth 595 Owner Reviews

2016 Abarth 595 review

The search for a first car for me was all about finding something that was fun and unique, to be different from everyone else. I was after a hatch with a bit of poke but also economical on longer drives. After considering cars like the Volkswagen Polo GTI, an older BMW 130i Sport and of course the Abarth. I decided the Abarth was what I was after, and here’s why...

Tamiya Rising Fighter review

If you were a car person growing up in the ’80s, one of the things that would have gotten your attention were radio-controlled cars, known colloquially as 'RCs'. While most of us ended up with something like the Taiyo Jet Hopper (remember that?), a few of us had the privilege of owning one of those bigger, fancier 1/10th-scale RC off-road buggies...

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...

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...

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