Best. Chick. Car. Ever. That is what my mind was telling me the second I laid my eyes on its petite figure. Oddly, my opinion somewhat changed during the test drive, but not by much. The only way I would have loved it even more would have been if it was a convertible.
Just look at those proportions, it's perfectly sized! And what about those red racing stickers all around? Simply fabulous, aren't they? This is one of the very few cars which has gotten me so excited from the very first second I saw it. Seriously, I find it very hard to say something bad about it. Yeah, the scorpion badging is a bit of a turn-off, but other than that it screams "Hi, I'm Mary's car!".
Speaking of scorpions, I have a chronic fear of arachnids - arachnophobia or whatever they call it - which is probably why I didn't exactly like the Abarth logos being put everywhere in and around the car. I could have lived with most of them, but the one in the center of the steering wheel almost game me a heart attack at one point.
Other than this small detail, the little 500 was practically made for someone like me. Especially in Abarth guise, since it has a much punchier engine. Not that I like speeding or anything, it's just that in recent months I've discovered I like sportier cars. At least for the fact that it certainly helps when passing a longer row of cars on the road.
But the best way to enjoy the extra power in this Abarth is most likely in the mountains, during the summer. Too bad that I'm more of a fan of automatic transmissions. Which reminds me, it kind of got me tired to always shift gears by myself in this one. In other words, if I were to buy an Abarth 500, it would probably be a pink convertible one with an automatic or sequential gearbox. That would definitely be in my all-time top five.