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Offline Joe

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Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
« Reply #45 on: May 27, 2009, 01:13:21 pm »
This month's evo has a shoot out between the current crop of hot superminis.

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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #46 on: May 27, 2009, 01:22:01 pm »
    Normal for Evo I'm afraid, we love the way the car looks but don't like the ride or the handling. Don't actually slate it exactly and it doesn't come bottom. I let you read the verdict yourselves but it seems contrary to what they have said in the past and virtually everyone else for that matter.

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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #47 on: May 27, 2009, 04:31:44 pm »
    Junes edition of Auto Italia (out now) has a GPA drive alongside a Fiat Strada Abarth as a comparison.

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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #48 on: June 01, 2009, 11:27:22 pm »

    Road Magazine a monthly free online car magazine has quite a big feature on the A500,

    Worth a look: www.roadmagazine.co.uk

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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #49 on: June 02, 2009, 08:06:53 pm »
    Motorsport magasine has a small feature on the Abarth500 from Andrew Frankel - who thinks Ford could make a better car by putting a hot motor in a Ka ::)

    Some people don't have a scooby doo......

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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #50 on: June 16, 2009, 11:48:31 am »
    JC gave another  :thumb: to the A500 in his review of the limited edition Mini Cooper S convertible in the Sunday Times (14th June), stating that the A500 is a far more economic and entertaining way to getting noticed.
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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #51 on: June 16, 2009, 11:57:38 am »
    Normal for Evo I'm afraid, we love the way the car looks but don't like the ride or the handling. Don't actually slate it exactly and it doesn't come bottom. I let you read the verdict yourselves but it seems contrary to what they have said in the past and virtually everyone else for that matter.
    After reading the review I was also a little disapointed in them.
    For me I dont think they were looking at reviewing the cars evenly at all.
    He seemed to take the Mazda just becasue he wanted to, and they gave no real pointers on the Colt, let alone a decent photo of it. If I was a Colt owner or prosepctive owner I wouldn't be very happy with the review.  :thumbd:

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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #52 on: June 17, 2009, 02:14:23 pm »
    Theres a comparison drive in Autocar this week using the 500 SS.

    Up against the new Renault Clio 200 cup, two Fiestas (Zetec and Mountune versions) the 133 Twingo and Suzuki Swift Sport.

    Worth a read but you can tell from the start who is going to win it.

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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #53 on: June 17, 2009, 03:04:38 pm »
    As per usual the 500 gets put up against a car in a different league  ::) Hello Clio cup 200 should be vs the AGP SS  :banghead:

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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #54 on: June 17, 2009, 03:54:43 pm »
    Why should the 500ASS not be up against the Clio Cup? According to Abarth's figures, it's quicker than the GPASS.

    Would there have been complaints if it had 'beaten' the Clio? Don't think so.

    It's invariably the same on manufacturer forums. If the chosen favourite doesn't win, the result is deemed unfair.

    Out of interest, how much was the Clio listed at? How much can you buy it for? How much is the 500ASS?
    « Last Edit: June 17, 2009, 03:57:57 pm by magicmole »

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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #55 on: June 17, 2009, 04:15:50 pm »
    Why should the 500ASS not be up against the Clio Cup? According to Abarth's figures, it's quicker than the GPASS.

    Would there have been complaints if it had 'beaten' the Clio? Don't think so.

    It's invariably the same on manufacturer forums. If the chosen favourite doesn't win, the result is deemed unfair.

    Out of interest, how much was the Clio listed at? How much can you buy it for? How much is the 500ASS?

    I think the Clio was listed at £15,700 in the magazine if I'm not mistaken.

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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #56 on: June 17, 2009, 04:16:24 pm »
    It isn't faster it supposedly the same at 7.4, sorry I just think the GP is the more focused car out of the two and more like the Clio and M'd Fiesta. I'm not bothered that it was beaten, as the Clio would definately be the better car out the two ::)

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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #57 on: June 17, 2009, 04:51:30 pm »
    I think it highly likely that it would be better that the GPASS as well. Apart from looks, interior and maybe some in-gear acceleration increments.

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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #58 on: July 19, 2009, 11:42:09 pm »

    Article in this months Performance car magazine, pitching a EsseEsse against the new Clio Sport 200.

    I did'nt properly read it as I was in a rush but I got the jist they like they like both cars.

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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #59 on: July 27, 2009, 12:44:02 pm »
    Didnt really know where to put this but I think the A500 is on Fifth Gear tonight, just checked the "Coming Up" section on thier website.