If you live in North America your Fiat 500 is made in Mexico, has a 1.4 engine and is available with a traditional torque converter automatic.

Elsewhere, not so much. My 500, hired in Italy, was made in Poland (there are no Italian 500s), had a 1.2 engine and a Dualogic automated manual box.

It was fine. Economical, comfortable, reasonably refined, quick enough for keeping up on the autostrade and pottering around on country roads.

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The much loathed automated gearbox was just fine too except for a tendency to select first gear on a very steep uphill road and hang on it wirh grim determination up to 5,000 rpm or so.

I’m booking another for my next trip.