The blokes who host that other British car show Fifth Gear got a chance to sample the new Fiat 500 a few months ahead of its UK launch next January. The new 500 competes in the same premium mini-car market as the MINI. Host Tom Ford describes the looks as chic rather than girly as some observers have. On the inside he found it quite roomy aside from rear seat head room. While the Mini has been around for a few years now he really like the freshness of the Fiat, in spite of it's throw-back looks. The big question now is has Fiat got their act together enough that Tony doesn't need to fix it again? Hey Fiat, why don't you bring some stateside so that we can find out for ourselves. Check out the video of the segment after the jump.