Walked into a store to check it out, and it was all I wanted....
Weird day today. Went into a FIAT dealership to test drive a 124 Fiata Abarth, manual. No Record Monza exhaust. I.... hated it. Wife hated it more. Too small, no room, no cubbies for anything, top of the windshield right in front of my eyes, and sound was shit - completely muffled. Manual shifter had short throws bit it felt notchy and the clutch was weird on and off. I was so bummed to have disliked it.
Another dealership has one with the Monza exhaust and I thought about going there as well, but the noise itself wouldn’t have made me like the car.
I started looking for a new 500 Abarth - none in Colorado. Looked for used ones and this popped up - 750 miles used, in one year of ownership. Basically, new car with 37 months and 49250 miles of warranty left.
Beats, sunroof, red leather, 17” forged wheels. The moment I started it, I was sold. Prices was too high, but we haggled them down and we traded in the Fit so it ended up being what we wanted.
I’m utterly in love.