By now I've driven a lot of different flavors of Fiat 500: the fabric-topped Cabrio, the turbocharged Abarth,
even my mom's Gucci edition (don't ask). But the one I've really been
waiting for is the naturally-aspirated 500 with the manual 5-speed. I
was definitely curious to see what you could get out of the base 101 hp
1.4L if you could row your own gears. What if you want a basic
500 that can bring a little power to bear, but you don't care for all
the Abarth's hoopla or the gas hogging that the turbocharger brings? Hit
the jump to see what it's like.