It sounded like it all worked out for you. I very briefly considered one. I was worried about all of the things that have made Fiat (in)famous!
In fairness, any make and model can be a lemon. I really wanted the Fiat 500 Arbarth to be less-cheeky Mini Cooper S, but it wasn't/isn't. All the car mags think it's fun, but nothing like the FiST. Join us in talking about how great the FiST is.