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View Poll Results: Fiat 500 Abarth
Sub Zero 22 36.07%
Cool 33 54.10%
Uncool 4 6.56%
Seriously Uncool 2 3.28%
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Small but wicked. Is it cool?
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Sub zero without a doubt

Awesome little things and i would love one
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Sub zero.
 
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Sub zero.
Even with a rear diffuser?

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Even with a rear diffuser?

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Yeah but, no but, yeah but. It's a teeny tiny car. so it's a teeny tiny diffuser not a ruddy great big silly one. It takes a very special car to overcome the massive handicap.
 
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Glad it exists but somehow the base models look cooler.
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Glad it exists but somehow the base models look cooler.
To be honest, I think any 500 is sub zero - the base models don't have a big gay diffuser either. (Thanks DJ, I owe you a pint for giving me an out on the diffuser issue.)
 
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Cool, the base models look basic... if that makes sense... we looked at one of these for a run around for the misses, far to much plastic inside.. but outside it just looks funky!
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So sub-zero that i have one. I love it as its the MK1 Golf GTI of the 21st Century and my daughter steals it virtually every day and she thinks its sub-zero too so its transgenerational(Excuse the Americanisation) Sub-Zero.
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I'm waiting for the Abarth 500L.
Perfeto.

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It is cool but not ice cold. The original 500 however..
Retro cars just can't be super cool.
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I disagree. The 500 can, and is.
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Cool and fun. A long way off sub zero though because it's working too hard on its looks.
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Glad it exists but somehow the base models look cooler.
I think I may agree. I realise that manufacturers have to make visual differences to help differentiate different pricing levels within a range but it's looking slightly overdone to my eyes.

It's like a patische over egging of 80 hot hatchedness. Compared to the Ritmo/Strada 105TC, 125TC and 130TC Abarth and Uno Turbo ie. that's looking a whole lot less subtle. I really dislike shields on the flanks of Ferraris and the Abarth ones on the sides of cars may be a nod to their past but they don't do it for me. It's the default lazy marketing, shortest route between two dots, pillage the family heritage heirlooms? Or such lazy references to the past fit with the whole '500' retroness?

A two tone brown and white roll back roof one passed me going in the opposite direction a earlier in the year with the roof all the way back. Just too much going on on too little a car, just looked messy.

I love the car and the poke, just not the cartoon caricature hot hatchedness cues.

I don't know, it's like the orange, Z list tweeters that provide content for the Daily Mail website?

I'd be torn to cast an opinion on what I find the most appealing the utter, turbo nutterness of the Abarths or the 2 cylinder ones. I find the Twin Airs really interesting.

Thinking about it, someone at work has a Grande Punto Abarth, a pre Poirot tache facelift one. That looks far better to me, the wheels even remind me of the alloys that were on the Strada 105TC. It looks different from other Grande Puntos but doesn't ram it down your throat sideways.

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Does the poll need a fifth category between cool and uncool? 'Meh'? 'OK, but not my cup of tea'?
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Nice looking car but awful to drive - feels like you're sitting on a box rather than a nice seat. I was really disappointed!
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Nice looking car but awful to drive - feels like you're sitting on a box rather than a nice seat. I was really disappointed!
I've only ever driven a basic one as a courtesy car a couple of years ago and detested it within the first few miles. Bouncy ride, horrible seats and gutless. The Abarth would be quicker and better trimmed, natch, but is it cool?
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I voted subzero..

My view is biased since I own a Black Abarth 'SS' with red decals and wing mirrors with Monza exhaust and red leather seats..

The seats offers more support than the leather seats in my Giulietta.. The SS in 118kw guise is anything but gutless.. It will kill my 125kw Giulietta.. It's bloody Nippy...

Get a lot of comments and thumbs up so clearly people like it...
 
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