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    olopboy

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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #1 on: March 04, 2009, 01:16:48 pm »
    Evo magazine this month has the 500 Esseesse Vs the Mini Cooper S

    Discussion thread is here: https://www.abarthforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,695.0.html

    The article is available online now, link is in the main group.

    -Most of these reviews are becoming the copy and paste style or the press release. Please only paste up a link if its something genuinely different, we've go a fair few there to be going on with.
    « Last Edit: April 16, 2009, 04:14:54 pm by olopboy »

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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #2 on: March 19, 2009, 08:08:28 pm »
    This months (April issue) Performance Car has a short review of the 500.

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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #3 on: March 20, 2009, 06:16:17 pm »
    Oh and a heads up, Autocar has a full road test in next weeks issue, which might be of interest.

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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #4 on: March 25, 2009, 10:06:16 am »

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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #5 on: March 25, 2009, 12:29:40 pm »
    AutoCar 500 esseesse road test:
    http://www.autocar.co.uk/CarReviews/RoadTestsHistory/Fiat-500-1.4-T-Jet-Abarth-Esseesse/239009/
    Great, thanks Alex. I have quite a collection of mags reviewing the A500 now :o ;D
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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #6 on: March 25, 2009, 10:59:26 pm »
    Hmmm  thats odd 3.5 stars out of 5 on the Autocar website review when their magazine road test is a 4 out of 5 ??? EsseEsse beats the Mini Cooper S in the mag which scores a 3.5 ;D EsseEsse comes 3rd in their Top Five with the Clio Cup 1st, Fiesta Zetec S 2nd, Cooper S 4th and Mito 1.4 TB Veloce 5th. The Fiesta is an odd one to throw into the mix considering it has 118bhp, the others all have over 150.

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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #7 on: March 26, 2009, 03:08:22 pm »
    I always take these magazine reviews with a shovel full of salt. As impartial as these reviewers try to be, I still feel their personal opinion gets in the way and the are often not logical in their methods of evaluation., especially since they have included the Fiesta because they love it rather than the fact it fits in to the review.

    The British motoring press has a love of German cars that overrides everything else, and that usually ends up being translated in to "Mini is better", although the new Fiesta is getting all the love at the moment even though there's no power version yet.
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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #8 on: March 26, 2009, 03:48:17 pm »
    The British motoring press has a love of German cars that overrides everything else, and that usually ends up being translated in to "Mini is better", although the new Fiesta is getting all the love at the moment even though there's no power version yet.
    ...apart from Clarkson with his hate, hate relationship with the 911!  >:( But that's another story.
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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #9 on: March 28, 2009, 05:59:01 pm »
    This weeks Autocar has a comprehensive road test on the A500 if anyones interested.
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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #10 on: March 28, 2009, 06:01:10 pm »
    Thanks Blueey :thumb:
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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #11 on: April 02, 2009, 12:47:03 pm »
    I always take these magazine reviews with a shovel full of salt. As impartial as these reviewers try to be, I still feel their personal opinion gets in the way and the are often not logical in their methods of evaluation., especially since they have included the Fiesta because they love it rather than the fact it fits in to the review.

    The British motoring press has a love of German cars that overrides everything else, and that usually ends up being translated in to "Mini is better", although the new Fiesta is getting all the love at the moment even though there's no power version yet.

    i was going to say.... they seem to kiss fords arse as well!
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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #12 on: April 02, 2009, 12:51:46 pm »
    I always take these magazine reviews with a shovel full of salt. As impartial as these reviewers try to be, I still feel their personal opinion gets in the way and the are often not logical in their methods of evaluation., especially since they have included the Fiesta because they love it rather than the fact it fits in to the review.

    The British motoring press has a love of German cars that overrides everything else, and that usually ends up being translated in to "Mini is better", although the new Fiesta is getting all the love at the moment even though there's no power version yet.

    i was going to say.... they seem to kiss fords arse as well!

    I would agree with this, they seem to all love giving the Fiesta the pedestal treatment, looking for any way they uprate it over anything else, I am sure I actually watched a Fifth Gear once when they said that becasue it was a Ford they were giving it the thumbs up! I am sure I am not imagining that.

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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #13 on: April 02, 2009, 01:43:36 pm »
    This weeks Autocar has a comprehensive road test on the A500 if anyones interested.

    .... & next weeks has a twin test of the (regular I think) A500 against the Twingo.

    Interested to see if they have proper 0-60 etc test data rather than the oft quoted "manufacturers figures".

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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #14 on: April 06, 2009, 10:26:04 pm »
    Proud owner of an A500 NP since 2009. It's Fab! :lala: :lala: :lala:

     

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