2012 Fiat 500 Sport: Is it Just Me?
May 16, 2011
There's a lot to like about our Fiat 500. One of them is the interior door handle. You give the handle a little push and it exposes a little red indicator, locking the doors. Unlocking and opening the door is accomplished with one tug of the handle. Nice. Another reason I like it is because it gives me a chuckle, because it looks like...
Bathroom humor, I know, but at least it's clean.
In all seriousness, I found the 500 to be a delightfully zippy little car as I ran errands all weekend. It's just enough power to have some decent fun and turns a lot of heads. It's still a bit of a novelty, much like the Mini Cooper was when it first started showing up. People give me friendly waves and smiles as they see it, and the appeal seems to cross a lot of demographics. I suppose this will all die down once we start seeing these on a regular basis.
I'd really be interested to drive the Abarth version of this, though.
Mark Takahashi, Associate Editor