Fiat finally arrives in the US and this weekend I finally get to test drive la macchina del mio sogno (the car of my dreams), the new Fiat Cinquecento. The dream makers were April and Boris from Northside Fiat in Indianapolis. I drove a Bianco Perla 500 Cabrio(convertible) with a tessuto grigio/avorio (gray/ivory) interior. I think this car was made “expressly” for me. The 500c’s multi-positional power cloth top roof retracted as quickly as a perfectly pulled shot of espresso. So much so that I got to thinking about what the 500 would look like in a dark roasted brown. At the Fiat USA web site you can build your own 500, choosing roofs, interiors, wheels, accessories and graphics including a red, white and green body side stripe decal for hard-core Italianophiles. I clicked on the color choices and a wash of espresso brown filled in the image. Very nice but I clicked again, this time on mocha latte which made the car look good enough to eat or drink or . . . well the car is just so much darn fun. Reviews describe the car as one of “emotional design and rational appeal with a high level of standard features and personalization options”. I would add that the Fiat 500, the first car I drove in Italy, in performance and design did not disappoint in the US .