My girlfriend looked at a normal 500 convertible, and it was honestly the most terrifying thing I've ever driven. You couldn't see anything, the car was almost dangerously slow and unresponsive, and it had some scary vibration whenever you got around 45 mph. The manual trans was nothing to write home about either. I'm curious how much better the Abarth models are, but we couldn't give that normal 500 back quick enough.
'09 AW 135i 6MT - JB4 + E85
+ meth - Sold
'12 Black Diamond CTS-V Sedan - Stock for now