Looking for small runabout
Hi Morgan, I'm in the market for a small runabout with good performance and sporty looks. Fuel consumption and space are not a problem.
The Fiat 500 Abarth caught my eye, but I don't know much about the car. I have about R250000 to spend and I will drive the car every day so reliability and a service plan are important. - Zubair Reddy, Lenasia, Gauteng
The Abarth name has been around for half a century in Europe . It is Fiat's performance division . The white wheels and decals come with the Essesse kit which adds a more powerful 1.4 turbo engine now rated at 118kW. This includes stiffer suspension, bigger brakes and sporty interior. But it is stiff over our highways and the gearbox could do with a meatier action. Space is limited and, at the price there are better packages like the VW Polo GTi or Opel Corsa OPC.