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Fiat Prices The 2012 500 Abarth From $22,000


Fiat is giving American driving enthusiasts a bit of good news today: after a multi-decade absence, the word “affordable” can again be used in conjunction with the phrase “Italian performance car.”

Fiat has finally priced the 500 Abarth, and it will begin at a reasonable $22,000, excluding destination charge. That price buys a fairly well-equipped model, too, not some stripped-down version with roll up windows and no air conditioning.

All 500 Abarth models get a 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine good for 160 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque, an Abarth-tuned suspension, bigger brakes, dual exhaust, 16-inch aluminum wheels, sport seats, Bluetooth connectivity, Bose premium audio and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls.

Buyers also get something unique in the segment: included in the purchase of every 500 Abarth is a trip to the Abarth Driving Experience, a one-day performance driving class led by instructors from the Richard Petty Driving Experience.

Fiat has yet to release option package and accessory pricing for the 500 Abarth, but we suspect it will be along the lines of other 500 models. Even loaded up, we doubt that buyers could top the $25,000 mark for a 500 Abarth, unless “Additional Dealer Markup” rears its ugly head.

Will the Fiat 500 Abarth be a home run for sales-hungry Fiat dealers, sustaining them until more Fiat and Alfa Romeo models enter the pipeline? We certainly hope so.
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Comments (7)
  1. that is unbelievably unfair. We are lookign close to double that for one in Australia, even thoguh there is currency parity. the price of cars in theis country is a joke compared to the cheap as prices in the US, and that goes for petrol too.
     
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  2. Stop living so far away from everything then. Just kidding man, that really is unfair.
     
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  3. @WizardsLore, if I remember correctly the 500 Abarth makes around 138 horsepower in standard trim elsewhere, while we'll be getting a 160 horsepower version.

    The reasonable solution is to come here and buy a vacation home, then park a new Fiat 500 Abarth in the garage. Let me know if you need a referral for a realtor...
     
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  4. @ Sean - we are ok here as we werent hit as hard by the GEC, but its still very expensive. I think we are 3rd most expensive place to buy petrol and in the top 10 for cars. woo hoo

    @ Kurt - id still have to convert it to right hook unfortunately. kind of wish that Fiat had stuck witht he 1+2 layout they origianly propsed, it may have made the tooling of the car cheaper seeign as if they compled with California NCAAP crash tests it would have applied to the rest of the world.
    Also you are gettign the more potent version and still paying half the price aaarrgh aghast.
    As for a vacation home. haha if i sold up my 2 bed apartment here in sydney i could afford a 4 bed 2 story house in any of the city areas no problem. Too expensive here :(
     
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  5. @WizardsLore, if you sold your apartment in Sydney, you could probably afford a small town here in Florida.

    As for the right hand drive thing, no worries. I'd gladly teach you to drive on the side that God, not the queen, intended...
     
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  6. @ Kurt.
    haha all the Commonwealth countries plus Japan drive on the left hand side, but are always in their right minds !!

    yea i probaly could buy a small town hahaha, Wizardstown, has a good ring to it....
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  7. @ Kurt.
    haha all the Commonwealth countries plus Japan drive on the left hand side, but are always in their right minds !!

    yea i probaly could buy a small town hahaha, Wizardstown, has a good ring to it....
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