Entries in VW GTI (2)

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.

Wednesday
Jun262013

Reviewed: 2013 Ford Focus ST The Return Of The Hot Hatch 

The "Hot Hatch" segment has come and gone several times in the U.S.  The Volkswagen GTI kicked it off back in the early 80's here, and it was joined by cars like the Dodge Omni GLH & GLHS, Ford Escort GT, Z24 Cavalier.
The 90's came and they went away, the early 2000's saw the SVT Focus and the Cobalt SS, but those were just short runs.
Now here in 2013 it looks like the Hot Hatch segment is back and Ford's Focus ST is ready to do battle.  How does it hold up?  That's what we find out on this episode of Rumblestrip.NET and Ten Minute Test Drive