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Monday
Jun232014

Reviewed 2013 FIAT 500 Abarth Convertible: The First Rule Of Italian Driving 

In the U.S. we've heard for years about the FIAT 500 Abarth, but it was only in the last year or so, that we’ve had it for sale here.  How does this compare to other hot hatches on the market like the MINI Cooper S, Ford Fiesta ST and Focus ST, or even the legendary GTI?

So, there are two questions that we ask here on this episode of Rumblestrip.NET and Ten Minute Test Drive, number one, does it live up to the hype, and number two, does it follow the first rule of Italian Driving.

Tuesday
Apr202010

RoundAboutShow #31 The "Paying Your Dues" Episode

 

We’ve all done it, or rather, had to do it – and some of us more than others.  We may have started our careers scouring burnt pudding off of nursing home kitchen equipment; we may have even been forced to serve time in a half-way house for a little run-in with Johnny Law, either way we’ve all had to pay our dues in one capacity or another.  This week on RoundAbout we invite you to pay up or shut up with a lineup of stories ranging from absurd to astounding.  An English woman flips her driver’s training car on her second time out on the road motorway.  One unfortunate man gets socked with a $200 fine for being the victim of a rear-end collision.  And a group of youngsters has to serve some time for an innocent car-to-car paintball fight that turns tragic, sort of.  We also go all Battlestar Galactica in our Blind Spot story of the week, plus we chat about what we’ve been driving In The Garage

With RoAb-regular Jeffrey Ross out of action (he’s getting married, finally) we invited muscle-car fanatic and blogger Dave Braddock to take his place.  Also making the rounds is the auto mainstremist himself, Eric Trytko, as well as Miss Motor Mouth, played by Michelle Naranjo.  Autoblog writer Zach Bowman, Producer Ben Sanders and host, Craig Cole are also on hand.

Play RoundAbout Episode 31

 
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