For the last few years I've been driving a 2000 Honda Insight. This has been a good car to me but after having the original hybrid battery rebuilt last March and then replacing the battery again in November under warranty I was getting ready for another replacement. This wasn't a big deal as there is a guy making new batteries for less than half what Honda wanted, well I guess I should say there WAS a guy... I decided it was time for a new car and we settled on the Fiat 500. Evidently we are those people who don't want to see our car around every turn (I also ride a Guzzi) and I really don't like the jelly bean cars. We were able to shop the dealer's inventory online and work a trade-in value on the Insight over the phone before we went up last week. The closest dealership, excuse me "Studio", is 200 miles away so this was a full day ordeal. Everything went smoothly and we drove home in a yellow 500 "Sport" model. I know people complain about the power with "only" 101hp from 1.4 liters however I came from a car with 66hp so I find the car quite peppy. So far I've been running with the A/C on and as long as I have the "Sport" button pushed have had no issues. On this car the sport button really does make a difference in how the engine feels, I have no idea if it really firms up the steering as Fiat claims but it probably does. Interior space is not an issue. I am not a small person and do not feel cramped. I use this mostly as my commuter car so I'm normally the only one in it. Even so the Insight was a 2-seater so the vestigial rear seats in the 500 are also not an issue. Stepping up to the 500 Sport gets you a bit better seat than the standard Pop and I find them quite comfortable. Of course the seats in the Insight were akin to that board they put on my KTM 640A so anything would be an improvement. You also get different front and rear fascia which I find to be better looking than what is on the Pop model and the 16" "mag" wheels are standard. So far I have about 800 miles on the car and I'm averaging around 40mpg. This is a mix of highway/city with probably more highway than city and the A/C is on about 50% of the time. The 500 Sport has a firmer suspension than the Pop or Lounge models but I don't find the ride bad, if anyone has been to Bisbee you'll know that our streets are only paved in the academic sense with patches of replacement asphalt connecting potholes. I'm really liking this car.