I’m not normally one to fancy flashy graphics on a vehicle. However, I think FIAT did a great job the stock ABARTH side stripes. Fi didn’t come pre-striped, which I suppose is good, as it’s an overpriced dealer option. Even buying the stripes from the dealer to install yourself is in the neighborhood of $250. Since I didn’t feel like getting bent over, my search lead me to a member of the FIAT 500 USA Forum who cuts custom vinyl who I persuaded to whip me up a sweet set (Thanks!).
At about 7200 miles, Fi started asking to have her oil changed. Well, the dash notification message popped up, that is. I’ve changed many an oil in my life, but this was my first time using a vacuum extractor instead of the drain plug. Worked pretty slick to suck it all out without crawling under the car, but it took a lot longer to extract than a normal drain would.