Maybe I just have different taste in vehicles, and maybe I just don't understand the Jalopnik Reviews scoring system, but that Fiat 500L review seems completely unhinged from reality. I will admit that I haven't seen the car in person, and I haven't driven it, but from the pictures and the specs of the car I am about 90% certain that if I were to review the car it would come out somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 to 30 points lower than the score that Patrick gave it.

The thing that baffles me the most is the objective parts of the review. Everyone can differ on styling, but acceleration is pretty cut and dry. Patrick says it feels like it has about an 8 second 0-60 time, but somehow gives it a 6 for acceleration. For comparison sake, the BRZ also scored a 6. So did the Golf R. Shit, that is just shy of the Jaguar XKR-S, Audi RS5, Porsche Cayenne GTS and Mercedes G63 AMG (each of which got a 7). There is no fucking way that the 160 hp, 3,200lb Fiat 500L is within spitting distance of ANY of those cars. Unless that car has some crazy Italian gypsy black magic built into it, I think it should probably be scored close to a 3 (maybe a 4) on acceleration (or maybe Fiat just pulled a page out of the Ferrari textbook and sent Patrick a ringer to review?).

Sorry for the rant. I like Patrick a lot and usually trust his writing, but that review was just insane. I generally hate the incoherent and inconsistent Jalopnik Reviews scoring system, but this just took things to a whole new level of absurdity.