Hello all - I have the Fiat 500 on my very short list of new car choices. Here's my dilemma: I like a sport-tuned ride in my vehicles so the Sport model appeals to me. The problem is that the price of the Sport model comes within dollars of my other choice, the VW Golf. The Golf has more space, handles very well, has more power and is more of a known entity here in the states (better for resale, repair, etc.). After thinking this through, I reasoned that a Pop might fit the bill while tilting the financial decision in favor of the Fiat.
My question: how close is the handling of the Pop to the Sport? Judged only on suspension, ride firmness and handling, does the Pop satisfy as well as the Sport in spirited driving? I'm not looking for all-out performance (I have another car for that), I just want to have some fun in my daily driving around town. Thanks for your input.