Fabianna is the height of Italian style. She's a fully-loaded 2014 Fiat 500 Abarth GQ-edition convertible and has anything you'd want to zip around town. Ideal for traveling in the city, she has loads of entertainment options, including Bluetooth hand-free calling system, auxiliary jack, and USB ports. Rent her to cruise up and down the highway with the top down, and that premium Beats audio booming.
NOTE: This car has a MANUAL transmission. Do not rent her if you are not well-versed in operating this kind of transmission. She also takes Premium (90+) fuel.
No smoking or pets please!
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Eric was great at communication, and the pick-up/drop-off procedure was completely painless. Fabianna is a such a great and addicting little car! Super fun in the mountains but also surprisingly comfortable on the highway, too. The entire interior layout of the car is easy to use, and the stereo is excellent. Eric even includes a little mount on the dash for using your phone for navigation, AND a dual-prong phone charger and aux plug. I had brought my own of each, but didn't need to, because Eric already thought of it! Very nice.
The only bummer was Fabianna's state: one tire had an impact bulge in it, and her check oil light was on, accompanied by a "Service Soon" message on the dash, and either there was no windshield washer fluid, or the fluid pump was broken, so we had to pull over to wipe off the windshield manually more than once when it got dusty on Route 1. I later checked the oil, which was pretty low, and purchased a quart of synthetic to help the situation, and left the quart bottle and receipt for Eric with a note upon return of the car, but no compensation was offered for this – which is technically fine, since I had not asked Eric about this prior to doing so.
All in all, Fabianna and Eric and both very nice, and given a little more time at the shop in the future, I'd happily recommend the car to anyone. Thanks again, Eric!
Long time car person... I had always wanted to get into an Abarth of the current gen. Eric's 500 made that possible, and having the cabrio was just a bonus. The fact that he was able to adapt to our needs on the fly was more icing on the cake. Car is quick, and fun. Solid for a runabout.
Faultless instructions make picking up the car a breeze. Everything worked as it should and we had a cracking time. If you're after fun driving on fun roads, a punchy turbocharged singing four pot is the way to go!
Everything about this trip was a pleasure. Communication with Eric was fast and helpful. Getting into the garage (and the convenience of dedicated parking) was a breeze. The car was clean and well maintained, full of gas and ready to roll. On top of it all, Fabianna is so much fun to drive! We're looking forward to our next opportunity to rent her.
On the upside, pick up, drop off and communication was very easy and the USB charger was a nice touch. Unfortunately, the interior of the car was incredibly dirty, which could possibly be because of the last minute booking but for the price we paid, I would expect a relatively clean car. The trunk handle would also not function properly and we were on 3 day trip and needed to access the trunk often which made access inconvenient.
Loved driving Eric's Fiat. Had always wanted to drive a Fiat and this did not disappoint! Really smooth manual transmission, Eric has extra USBs for your phone(s)/tablet and the fact that the top goes back is perfect for a sunny drive. Would definitely rent again!
Great experience. The car drives well and is surprisingly economical. The other dapper features speak for themselves. Eric is a responsive and considerate host. Correspondence and pickup/drop-off were exceedingly convenient. Thanks, Eric and Fabianna!
Great fun little car. Very slight mix up with where the car is actually stored (it's in unit 7, not 6 as advertised). The car wasn't quite as clean as it might have been, but generally no worries whatsoever.
Great peppy fun little car. It was great to have the top down driving under redwood trees. The trunk is small, but that's all part of the design. Eric was responsive and helpful and the trip and experience went without a hitch.