Cars.com Reviews the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth

By Jennifer Geiger  on May 14, 2012

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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.

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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