I agree - the cloth looks great. Very happy about that, as the leather seating is fine from sitting in the car show Abarth, but I'd prefer the cheaper cost, better durability, and better all-season comfort of the cloth.Hey, that's the first look at the cloth seats. They look great! At least it looks like the cloth to seat to me in the picture. It's a very fair review.
What results are you asking about? As far as the driving experience, the feedback I have received on this forum made me realize I need to go into more detail in my review (which I will update in the next couple days). But I won't make you wait for that Ill elaborate right now. The car was fun to drive for sure. The steering was pretty stiff (not uncomfortably so) and gave the driver good road feel. Like most FWD production cars, the factory tunes in understeer and I definitely got that when trying a few aggressive slaloms, but under hard cornering the car gripped really well and seemed pretty neutral - not understeering or oversteering. I think with some simple modification (larger rear sway bar or a slightly different alignment for instance) you can tune out the understeer pretty easily.Matt, I'd be interested in knowing more about what resulted in your being able to test the Abarth? That combined with the overall driving experience would be much appreciated. Watching your video gave me shudders of my days back driving in Alaska. Brrrrrrr
I couldn't agree more. Pretty much everything is an option on a mini. I think 22,700 for the Abarth is a bargain. They have upgraded a whole lot of parts on the Abarth 500.I agree - the cloth looks great. Very happy about that, as the leather seating is fine from sitting in the car show Abarth, but I'd prefer the cheaper cost, better durability, and better all-season comfort of the cloth.
RRR - it seems a fair price to me. I was happy that it wasn't more along the lines of the Mini S. The bonus is that, with so few options, you can't have MSRP creep the way you can so easily on the Minis.