Abarth 595 Turismo

Coog

Admin
Drives
MK2 Golf
They really are the perfect sort of car for our roads and cities here. Nimble around town, easy parked, easy run and on the open road a barrel of laughs. I lifted a lowly sport version from a rental company about 18 months back and thoroughly enjoyed it despite it's lack of power. Perfect little car for zipping around in. Even the Seicento Sporting was a hoot and it only had what 60/65bhp? But that doesn't matter because on its skinny tyres with barely any sort of safety or protection it was was more than enough lol.

There's folk that like luxury, there's ones that go for looks, status, lifestyle or outright power but for me something like this is what it's all about. It's as close to a hot hatch of the 80's as you'll ever get without all the hassle and you're guaranteed to have a laugh every time you take it a run. Nipping to the shop for a pint of milk very often turns into a 20 mile spin.

If you're on a budget and looking something that's equally (if not I dare say perhaps a little bit more) fun, try the supercharged mini cooper s.
 

wings

RMS Regular
Drives
MK 6 GTi
I love these wee cars as @Coog says they are great fun perfect for our roads, ive only drove the 1.4 sport version and even that was great fun to drive ! so i can only imagine what the Abarth is like
 

Chris100

RMS Regular
Drives
GTI TCR
Seen you pulling out of your driveway on Monday morning in it, you were a few cars behind me on the way into Bangor. Looked quite nice.
 

Chris100

RMS Regular
Drives
GTI TCR
Cheers, one of the rare occasions it has been clean recently as I had managed to give it a good wash with the weather being good on Saturday
 

Rocko

RMS Regular
Location
Rockingham
I love these wee cars as @Coog says they are great fun perfect for our roads, ive only drove the 1.4 sport version and even that was great fun to drive ! so i can only imagine what the Abarth is like

Go and drive one. You'll struggle for a reason to give it back. I'm tempted to break something off our 500 just to get another go in it. @MichaelMc, you didn't read that.
 
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damo_mc

RMS Regular
Location
Cookstown
Drives
Alfa Giulietta
Hired one in italy last year from the Hertz fun collection. Had it all round Tuscany to Maranello then Monza to the GP and then up over the Stelvio pass and through the Dolomites to Venice.
Brilliant little car. It did sound nice on the overrun as well.
 

Iain Traynor

RMS Regular
Location
Out there
Drives
quite often
I tried to get a 500 rental at Manchester airport on our yearly pilgrimage to Alton Towers last month and the b*stards gave me a Hyundai i10, piece of crap and when I left it back the clutch was juddering. I got my £20 quid a days worth out of it.

Like Jeremy Clarkson said, rentals are the fastest cars in the world.
 
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