Fatto in Messico: 2015 Fiat 500 Abarth

The 2012 debut of the Fiat 500 in the US was surprising sales success for a compact front-drive hot hatch when everyone was transitioning to CUV/SUV/UtilityBlah. But here’s the twist: despite its Eye-tal-yon roots, this little fella was put together in Meh-he-co. That’s not a bad thing, though; Mexican craftsmanship probably said, “Hold my tequila!” to Italian craftsmanship for long-term quality. And this 500? It’s not your average Joe; it’s the 500C edition, juiced up with Scorpion venom to Abarth levels. We’re talking 160 horsepower and 170 ft-lbs of “let’s turn these front tires into spaghetti” torque from the 1.4-liter Multi-Air 4-banger, paired with a 5-speed, DIY transmission for some tire-squealing hilarity. Find this 2015 Fiat 500 Abarth offered for $7,200 in Danville, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

2015 fiat 500 abarth
condition: fair
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: fwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 122000
paint color: black
size: compact
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: hatchback
For sale is a 2015 fiat 500 abarth manual transmission with 122k miles. In the last 200 miles the vehicle was completely overhauled including a new engine, transmission, clutch, flywheel, cv axle, ac condenser , battery, and much more. This is a great fun daily driver that is ready to put the mileage on. The exterior has been repainted and is not perfect (orange peel etc). I have spent over $7000 on maintenance. Clean title with current registration and smog.

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