We decided to take the Fiat instead of the pick-up for a road trip to my family's ranch in the hill country. It was a very pleasant experience. Getting onto the interstate was easy and the little car was able to "hang" with the 18-wheelers no problems at all. When we exited the interstate for the smaller 2-lane state highway, again, no problems. Passing on 2-lane highways always requires a car to move quickly to pass and get back into the driving lane and the Fiat did that with ease. I do think that having the turbo would have made that task much easier.
I can't wait to test drive one in February!