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Today went to see my dealer to see the Abarth, it was dark, but he took it for a little spin in the parking, cause I wanted to hear the sound. Sound was perfect and great. Tomorrow test drive.

I made him sharpen his pencil to the eraser and voila concluded the deal.
RED, MANUAL ABARTH WITH COMFORT PACKAGE(+ WHEEL LOCK NUTS INCLUDED) $37,610 CAN. + TAXES. 7 YEARS FINANCE 0 % DELIVERYRIL 2017 >:)>:)>:)

SO FOR $1,110 SWITCHED FROM THE LUSSO TO ABARTH.

I wanted the red seats, but I had to take the premium package. I'll live with the black seats. They could at least given a choice of the Lusso seats. LOL

I noticed the steering wheel has the FIAT logo not Abarth, is this normal
 

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For the USA cars yes the Fiat emblem is normal on the Abarth Spider. For the UK version I think they get the Abarth logo. Not sure if the Canadian version is different from the USA version. Congrats on the new car.
 

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Aus version (probably the same as the UK version) gets 168hp, Abarth side badges and steering wheel badge. Canada seems to be the same as the US version but curiously is rated at 164hp...half way between the UK and US versions. Weird.
 

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Aus version (probably the same as the UK version) gets 168hp, Abarth side badges and steering wheel badge. Canada seems to be the same as the US version but curiously is rated at 164hp...half way between the UK and US versions. Weird.
US abarth is 164hp due to quad exhaust compared to 160 of lusso.
 

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Yes, the UK Abarth has 168 hp, which is a significant increase over the Fiat branded models which have 138hp.
 

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They didn't even try to sell the non-Abarth models here in Aus. We simply don't get them.
 

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I remember when I bought my 2011 Murano, same engine but 5 hp less, and I could use regular 87 octane gas. While 2010 and below were 5 hp more and had to use 91 octane gas premium.

Could it be that in North America they reduced the HP so we can use Regular and Premium gas.
 

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Sounds like the perfect car! Congratulations on the purchase.
 

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Congratulations. Just in time for the holidays and scarf weather. Does the Comfort Package come with heated seats? Have fun and post pics.
 

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I remember when I bought my 2011 Murano, same engine but 5 hp less, and I could use regular 87 octane gas. While 2010 and below were 5 hp more and had to use 91 octane gas premium.

Could it be that in North America they reduced the HP so we can use Regular and Premium gas.
Quite possible, hadn't thought of that.

Australian cars are recommended to use 95 octane or above.
 

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Good observations. European and Australian 95 (RON) octane is equivalent to a US 90 (AKI). The 124's fuel recommendation in the US is premium, or 91 AKI, so a fraction above the Australian recommendation. However, I believe that cars sold in the US are supposed to be operable with regular fuel (87 AKI - about a 92 RON), which is lower than what is available at the pump in Europe and Australia.
 

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However, I believe that cars sold in the US are supposed to be operable with regular fuel (87 AKI - about a 92 RON), which is lower than what is available at the pump in ... Australia.
No we have 91 octane available here, otherwise known as "regular". Aside from the 95 octane previously mentioned we also have 98 octane readily available. There is also 105 octane E85, but its harder to come by, at least here in Sydney.
 

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No we have 91 octane available here, otherwise known as "regular". Aside from the 95 octane previously mentioned we also have 98 octane readily available. There is also 105 octane E85, but its harder to come by, at least here in Sydney.
Ours will be run exclusively on 98RON(93MON)
 

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No we have 91 octane available here, otherwise known as "regular". Aside from the 95 octane previously mentioned we also have 98 octane readily available. There is also 105 octane E85, but its harder to come by, at least here in Sydney.
Here in Quebec we have 87 regular, 91 Super and and some Sunoco have a 93 oct.
 

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How do you like it over the Lusso? I need an automatic here as city driving is brutal and there haven't been any Abarth auto deliveries. Also, when did Fiat start offering 0%? I've seen neither the 5 year or 7 year down here :\

Also yeah, it's normal. The Abarth badged steering wheel hasn't yet been rated for safety/ approved for sale here in the US. (Same issue with the Record Monza exhaust).
 

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How do you like it over the Lusso? I need an automatic here as city driving is brutal and there haven't been any Abarth auto deliveries. Also, when did Fiat start offering 0%? I've seen neither the 5 year or 7 year down here :\

Also yeah, it's normal. The Abarth badged steering wheel hasn't yet been rated for safety/ approved for sale here in the US. (Same issue with the Record Monza exhaust).
I was thinking of deleting the exhaust on the lusso add a chip for more power, that would be and easy $1,500 can. So I checked the Abarth exhaust and liked what I heard and looks meaner and paid an extra $1,100 over the Lusso. So this Wednesday I will go and test drive it.

The 7yrs O% i think it's for Canada only plus the $2,500 rebate and Plus I was able to get another $1,100 including Comfort package off their price. total $37,600 canadian shipped prepared and also Lock nuts included.

If you click the Canadian Fiat site, you built your car, then at the end you click on view summary, and click finance 7 years or lower.
https://www.fiatcanada.com/en/spider/
 
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