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  • 2013 Fiat 500c Abarth Cabrio, Catskill Mountains, NY, July 2013

    Although we hate to say it here, for certain cars, sometimes gas mileage really just doesn't matter that much. That's our verdict on the 2013 Fiat 500c Abarth Cabrio, the new convertible version of the hot-hatch 500 Abarth minicar--the one whose television ad people are still talking about. Just in time for the hottest days of a Northeast summer, we borrowed a 500c Abarth and took it out over our usual weekend test route. Both the Abarth three-door hatchback and the two-door Cabrio are rated at 31 mpg combined (28 mpg city, 34 mpg highway). The car comes only with a 160-horsepower...

  • 2012 Fiat 500C at over 8,000 Feet in the Rocky Mountains
    2012 Fiat 500C: Driving The New Minicar At High Altitudes

    We won't soon forget our 2009 Smart ForTwo road test in California last year, in part because we found the little car serviceable even over the mountain passes between Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo. That memory came flooding back when we had the chance to drive the 2012 Fiat 500C at altitudes up...

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