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What do you have in mind colour-wise for the Fiat?

I like the red of the Mazda but want something to make it a bit different.

Also considering a stealth look, black paintwork and black alloys rims too. >:)
 

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Good thread idea @NoteyB. On the Fiat 500, I really appreciate how Fiat offers such a wide variety of paint colors. It's nice to have some options.


Here are some of my favorites. I'd love to see these offered:


Verde Azzurro








Rame

 

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I think that the orange color might look great on the little roadster. Not so much a fan of the deep green/blue shown first.
 

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I think that the orange color might look great on the little roadster. Not so much a fan of the deep green/blue shown first.

Color is a highly personal choice. And I like that Fiat generally offers a wide variety of colors, so that everyone can find a real favorite.
 

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Red because its a Fiat, the fastest color, and what better than red on a two door? :D

Just need a tan interior to go with it, or something light.
 

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Thread revival and first post. Seriously considering the Spider, but the available colors leave me flat. Silver. Gray. Black. White. Blah. Even the red isn't Italian.
I am waiting to see what the 2018 offerings are. How about Bronze, Green, Yellow and Blue? This is a sports car, right? The boring colors all remind me of every sedan I see on the road. Something more exciting must (or should) be up their sleeve.
 

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Thread revival and first post. Seriously considering the Spider, but the available colors leave me flat. Silver. Gray. Black. White. Blah. Even the red isn't Italian.
I am waiting to see what the 2018 offerings are. How about Bronze, Green, Yellow and Blue? This is a sports car, right? The boring colors all remind me of every sedan I see on the road. Something more exciting must (or should) be up their sleeve.
I am totally with you Bud, however do not blame FCA too much. For whatever reason the current car buying public have limited their choices to a very limited (and IMHO very boring) colour pallet. And where the car buying public go the manufacturers will follow

I have a blue A124 and TBH if that colour was not available I probably would be still deliberating about whether to buy a 124 or not
 

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I am totally with you Bud, however do not blame FCA too much. For whatever reason the current car buying public have limited their choices to a very limited (and IMHO very boring) colour pallet. And where the car buying public go the manufacturers will follow

I have a blue A124 and TBH if that colour was not available I probably would be still deliberating about whether to buy a 124 or not
And right you are, too bad we don't get the blue one in the states. I sure would like to see a yellow one too.
 

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The Miata red, is metalic red. Nice but have lived during the 124 spider era, nothing beats a red manual Abarth. It's the color that stick to its DNA, like the Ferrari.

Acutally the red becomes a 2 tone, in the sun you see a little o ORANGE, In the shade its dark red, but park the spider under a tree where you get a mixture of sun light through the leaves, it a marvelous RED.
 

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Okay maybe out there, but....


I think a deep dark micro metallic purple (like Porsche uses) with camel leather interior would look amazing.

Dark enough that in low light it looks black but when light hits the contours you see the purple.

Would look great with the Abarth gray parts
 

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Thread revival and first post. Seriously considering the Spider, but the available colors leave me flat. Silver. Gray. Black. White. Blah. Even the red isn't Italian.
I am waiting to see what the 2018 offerings are. How about Bronze, Green, Yellow and Blue? This is a sports car, right? The boring colors all remind me of every sedan I see on the road. Something more exciting must (or should) be up their sleeve.
I agree with you entirely, but I bought an Abarth in Pearl White. I thought it was the nicest of the Abarth's very limited color choices. (White, White, Grey, Black, Red, and... Nothing else!)

The Pearl White isn't completely boring because it sparkles in bright sun, and the red mirror caps and lower fascia trim add a much needed splash of color. I would have preferred a metallic blue or green, or a bright yellow or orange.
 
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Thread revival and first post. Seriously considering the Spider, but the available colors leave me flat. Silver. Gray. Black. White. Blah. Even the red isn't Italian.
I am waiting to see what the 2018 offerings are. How about Bronze, Green, Yellow and Blue? This is a sports car, right? The boring colors all remind me of every sedan I see on the road. Something more exciting must (or should) be up their sleeve.
I agree overall. I was really hoping the red would be more - well, more like the red on my old Alfa. Closer to guard red on a Porsche. The current red is still nice, but just a little too pink for me. I suggest, though, taking a close look at the metallic bronze as opposed to the other greyish and silver colors. I am constantly getting compliments on my car and in the sunlight looks sensational and full of contrast. Personally, my eyes tend to see it as more grey than bronze and yet I've had people come up to me and say they love that my car is bronze (?!). If you've only seen it online, its worth a personal look. (It's subtle but when next to the Meteor Grey its more obvious.) When my tires are worn I'll probably invest in some bronze wheels to highlight it a bit.
 

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I have a couple East facing windows in the garage, when it's sunny in the morning, the garage looks like it's on fire with the sun shinning on the hood of my Abarth, LOL. I added solar film to one of the windows to keep it down and hopefully keep the paint from fading.
 

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Looking forward to seeing the 2018 colors. Also need the tan interior to be offered with some colors. The tan interior is really suited to this type of car.
 
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2018 Blu Scuro - Bella

The first 2018's hit Dallas two weeks ago, we test drove and purchased a MT Abarth and picked Bella up the following Tuesday. Last week I clay bar'd/waxed and then added the red front spoiler trim and mirror caps. Took her in for her see thru bra and tinted windows. Here's some pics as she left the shop last Thursday and you can't even see the Xpel lines (only close up). We're already had a few people ask what kind of car is that?
 

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Looking at the Fiat USA website, here it is March 2018, and they are still showing '17 models. Where be the 18's? Also, why is it that the 500's get the sport car colors, and the 124 gets the boring sedan colors? The suits at Fiat need to re-think their colors on their "sports car". WTF.
 

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Just further proof to me that Fiat will be gone from the US in the next couple of years...and Alfa probably won't be too far behind...good for us, it'll make our Spiders all the more "unique", as if they're not unique enough already! I've owned my Abarth since the end of December, and have yet to see another Abarth, let alone another Spider, on the roads around here, or on my numerous drives down to the "retirement" home in NC.
 

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Just further proof to me that Fiat will be gone from the US in the next couple of years...and Alfa probably won't be too far behind...good for us, it'll make our Spiders all the more "unique", as if they're not unique enough already! I've owned my Abarth since the end of December, and have yet to see another Abarth, let alone another Spider, on the roads around here, or on my numerous drives down to the "retirement" home in NC.
While I like being unique, I'm also conscious that I'm not a wrencher. Which means I'll need to rely on service at some point. I'm already a tad nervous about that since my local dealer has only ever had one Spider on their lot, a 2017 that's been there for months. But being officially orphaned with a rare vehicle is a bit disconcerting to me. :|
 

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While I like being unique, I'm also conscious that I'm not a wrencher. Which means I'll need to rely on service at some point. I'm already a tad nervous about that since my local dealer has only ever had one Spider on their lot, a 2017 that's been there for months. But being officially orphaned with a rare vehicle is a bit disconcerting to me. :|
Some of my past cars include Merkur XR4Ti, VW Corrado G60, Subaru SVX, Saturn Sky, GMC Sonoma with an LT1 / T56 swap, Land Rover Discovery Series 1, and some other assorted cats and dogs, so the Spider Abarth fits right in! Luckily for me, there are a few Mopar dealers around here that s/b able to work on the engine, and worst case scenario, a couple of Mazda dealers who s/b able to work on everything else. This is pretty much a "garage queen only drive when it's dry and sunny outside" kind of car for me, so should take me quite a while to rack up 100K miles. I'll probably hit the time limit on the warranty way before the miles, so I'll just keep my fingers crossed that this car will last a good long time if properly taken care of. Guess I'll have to wait and see...
 
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