2012 FIAT 500 Long Term Road Test

2012 Fiat 500: Red and Black and Abarth Racy

March 13, 2012


Caroline used one word to describe driving our just-visiting 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth. I have a similar word for the interior surfaces: Ooooh.

The "nero/rosso" leather surfaces are wickedly contrasty without being garish (unlike the execution I saw in a 2011 BMW 328i. Even the saleswoman said it evoked a bordello).

I also like the red accent stitching. All in all, It's a nice step up from our workaday 500. Unfortunately, as kitted out, this is a $27,000 car.

Carroll Lachnit, Features Editor

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2012 FIAT 500 in VA is:

$135 per month*
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