While I would say, the overwhelming majority have had good experiences and everyone loves the car, a few people have had some bad or just plain annoying experiences. You would need to search the forum to find a complete rundown, but there has been at least one engine replacement, some paint issues and a few thermostat related issues. Some of us have installed catch cans to reduce the amount of evaporative emissions gasses/oils going into the turbo.Everyone had good experiences with the Fiat so far?
In Newburyport - moved up here after being priced out of Cambridge about 10 years ago. Where are you?Hi Neighbor,
Where are you located?
I'm just N. of Boston, Made the jump in February and love my Abarth!
I too couldn't find a stick locally so I sat in an Auto, made sure nothing disagreed with me ergonomically and started looking for one to buy long distance.
Realize these questions will be moot when I test drive - but, out of curiosity - what were you driving before this/comparing it too when you nixed the abarth suspension?And... you could test drive an Abarth in an automatic, and another trim in a manual. That's what I did before settling on my choice. The Abarth automatic was a lot of fun, but I thought the sport suspension was too stiff for a daily driver, which my 124 will be. I also test drove a Lusso manual. I don't think there'd be enough of a difference between one trim line and another, at least as far as getting the feel of the manual. If you are ok with that approach, put the test drives together in your head to get an Abarth manual, and save yourself a 150 mile trip ?.