Recently, I got an opportunity to take a Fiat 500 Sport on rent. Being an owner of a Grande Punto 1.3MJD(which I adore ), I was more than happy to try out a new variant from the Fiat Stable. So here are some snaps and my take after driving a Fiat 500 Sport : The car in question It is difficult to explain the looks of this car. The car looks nice in a cutish-chic kind of way. Generally I have found this car being driven by ladies in their mid-20's and past-40's. Guess the overall styling has something to appeal to the women. As far as the gents are concerned, well to be very honest, I found the styling kind of strange. Maybe it had something to do with the excessive use of ovals everywhere. I have found the Fiat cars released in India to be stunning, be it the Palio,Punto,Linea or the Evo. They have a clean styling and proportion, and there is not a single angle in which they look bad. The 500 however, felt like a different story altogether. However styling is something which differs from person to person, so I would leave the judgement to the person reading this Some more shots of the 500 sport Side profile looks much better IMO. This is a 3 door with four-seating capacity. The car had good looking 16" alloys The headlamps, indicators and fog lamps all have a somewhat similar shape and are arranged in a column Good looking pull-type door handles The interior of the car looks very good and upscale in most cases. The car I had rented was the Sport Variant which had a leather wrapped steering, sport cloth seats and a piano black finish on the dashboard. The overall colour theme was black and really dark grey which looked very nice. The steering- had a good feel to touch. The leather wrap made it feel premium. It had steering mounted audio controls, cruise control and Blue n Me. The 'oval' theme continues on to the horn pad , the instrument cluster and the side AC vents (in the background). The steering was really nimble in city speeds and was OK on the highway. This steering was meant for city drives where you would want to dart into a space between two adjacent cars or squeeze into a tight parallel parking spot. You would have a wide smile on your face looking at the huge oversized SUVs trying to park and recorrect and repark while you parked into almost any spot without hassle On the highway, it is a difficult story altogether with the steering behaving pretty much the same way it behaves in the city. It simply doesn't weigh up. The planted feel which we get while swooshing off on the highway in a Linea or a Punto is completely missing on the 500 . More on that later. The oval theme continues everywhere The instrument cluster with the piano black finish running through it. It was really good looking with some leather insets at places. The glossy finish was a dust and fingerprint magnet however. The power window switches are placed on the either side of the gear. The Sport button. See what I mean about the glossy finish becoming a dust magnet Overall , the dashboard is impressive. The 500 insignia sealed on the dash. Oval shaped door knobs. Very good quality insets on the door which looked and felt premium. The rather small ORVM with an additional convex piece on the left for better viewing. The internal RVM also offers a very limited view. One disadvantage of the car was the large number of blind spots that would come up frequently due to the small mirrors and the B pillar placement. The front seats are good. Covering is called Sport cloth- donno what that means. Felt like leather on the sides. Seats offer good support. Driver gets and armrest. Passenger gets nothing The rear seats have severely restricted legroom. Even children would find it difficult to sit behind. Best suited for a luggage.