By Jennifer Geiger on May 14, 2012
The sported-up version of Fiat's tiny 500 has extra horsepower and catch-me-if-you-can styling, but its appeal ends there, according to Cars.com Editor Kelsey Mays. Sure, the 500 Abarth is fun to drive, but its shortcomings really stand out: a brashly loud exhaust note, a steep price premium and an obvious lack of powertrain and cabin refinement, Mays says.
Assistant Managing Editor Jennifer Geiger is a reviewer, car-seat technician and mom of three. She wears a lot of hats, many of them while driving a minivan. Email Jennifer