2012 FIAT 500 Long Term Road Test


2012 Fiat 500 Sport: Forza Challenge

November 01, 2011

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It's been a while since I fired up Forza 4. I blame Batman Arkham City and Battlefield 3 for my protracted absence. As I tried to avoid the Halloween madness in my neighborhood last night, I decided to see what's been going on in the Edmunds.com Forza Club. I was pleased to see a flurry of activity among 18 members and 40 cars in the garage (if only we had a Veyron in our real long-term fleet).

hotlapboard_CeedTG.jpg There wasn't a lot of response to the Miata hot lap challenge I threw out there, though. It looks like most members have been battling it out on the traditional Top Gear challenge (Kia Cee'd from a standing start). And I can't blame you, it's a ton o' fun.

But here's another challenge. For the next week, hop in the Fiat 500 that's in the club garage and take it for a test drive at the Top Gear track. I know, it's an Abarth, but the regular 500 isn't available in the game. I'm pretty sure you'll be able to beat my best time of 1:31.064. Personally, I think there's another two seconds to be shaved off there, but I was itchin' to blow stuff up in Battlefield 3.

In the meantime, I included the current leaderboard for the Kia Cee'd Top Gear challenge on the right. Good job, everybody, I'm hoping to get back to driving soon. Oh wait, Modern Warfare 3 drops in a week. Nevermind.

Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor

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

$134 per month*
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