I’ve never been a fan of very small cars. I understand the potential need, you live in a congested city, blah, blah, and so forth. However, they are typically not very exciting or even that interesting. Some, like the average Smart car, aren’t even that economical, despite their diminutive size. But what if I told you that you could have your small car along with some real passion and excitement? You have to be willing to buy an Italian car though, the Fiat 500 Abarth specifically. The yellow convertible version we drove came from the Washington Auto Press AssociationRally and sounded better than most “performance” cars I’ve driven. Plus it lets you go al fresco in spectacular topless Italian fashion. That’s assuming nothing falls off of it, which in this case, something did.