POV Video: 2019 Fiat 124 Spyder Abarth Manual

Wear headphones! The audio in this video was recorded with in-ear binaural microphones. With headphones or earbuds on, you’ll feel like you’re actually sitting in the driver’s seat.

By Chris Amos | March 13, 2019
Ten Cars from the 1970s That Every Enthusiast Should Drive

In the 1970s, the automotive industry arrived at one of the most important turning points since its inception. The decade was overshadowed by the OPEC oil embargo that rocked the world in 1973, sending gas prices through the roof and governments all around the globe scrambling to pass strict emissions regulations.

By Ronan Glon | August 08, 2014
Update: Fiat Announces “Naughty” 2013 Fiat 500 Cattiva

Fiat has announced a new design option for the 500 Sport and Turbo models. Called the 500 Cattiva—meaning naughty and cool, simultaneously—this factory-customized special edition adds a mischievous flair to the diminutive and sporty 500.

By John Beltz Snyder | August 13, 2013
Chevrolet Volt Drops Significantly In Price

With lower-cost options entering the electric vehicle market, General Motors has slashed $5000 off the price of the Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric vehicle. The 2014 Volt will have a lowered MSRP of $34,995 (including destination charges). Factor in the $7500 tax credit, and the Volt’s entry price sinks to $27,495—which is a lot easier of a pill to swallow.

By John Beltz Snyder | August 06, 2013
New Rear-Drive Platform For Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge?

According to Automotive News, the platform could go into the Alfa Rome Giulia and a new Alfa Romeo sedan, as well as replacements for the Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, and Dodge Challenger.

By John Beltz Snyder | July 23, 2013
Update: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit EcoDiesel 4×4

At first blush, the 2014 Grand Cherokee isn’t a tremendous departure from the model that debuted for 2012. Subtle styling tweaks are apparent, but it’s what’s in the cabin and under the hood that are cause for excitement.

By Brandon Turkus | July 05, 2013
Update: 2014 Fiat 500e

The best thing about this car, though, were the brakes. Fiat’s “blended braking” system hasn’t been talked about much, and we can’t really understand why. The system essentially uses engine braking down to eight mph, at which point the actual rotors and pads go to work. Not only does this save electricity and greatly expand brake life, but it feels better than any regenerative braking system we’ve ever tested.

By Brandon Turkus | July 03, 2013
Driven: 2014 Fiat 500L

By all accounts, the 500L looks well set up to take on the established crop of style-centric small people movers. It doesn’t beat the Mini Countryman by being more engaging or entertaining, but its blend of size, affordability, and standard equipment are more than enough to make it a compelling alternative.

By Brandon Turkus | June 17, 2013
Update: 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS

Overall, the Sonic RS is an endearing vehicle and our number one choice in the hotly contested subcompact market (at least until we drive the upcoming Ford Fiesta ST).

By Brandon Turkus | May 24, 2013
Update: 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo

You’ll be forgiven at this point for thinking the little 500T is a bit misguided or confused. It isn’t. Get it out on the road, and you’ll discover that Fiat has struck the perfect blend with the turbocharged 500. It isn’t an Abarth for the speed-averse—it’s a 500 for the speed freak.

By Brandon Turkus | May 17, 2013
First Look: 2013 Fiat 500C Abarth

Really, there’s not a lot to tell here. This is the lovechild of a 500 Abarth and a 500C. The powertrain, suspension, and brakes are all the same, as is the glut of scorpion badges. Now they’re just joined by the same, three-stage retractable canvas roof.

By Brandon Turkus | November 28, 2012
First Look: 2013 Fiat 500e

As much as we like the Fiat 500, we’ve always felt the diminutive Italian could be a bit more economical. The standard 500 hatch nets a mere 40 miles per gallon on the freeway, which is a fair bit lower than some of the larger vehicles on sale today. Now, there’s a new 500, that promises to deliver something much better than 40 mpg. It removes gasoline from the equation entirely.

By Brandon Turkus | November 28, 2012


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