The Truth About Cars » Fiat 124 Spider http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 02 May 2016 23:59:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Top-Down Pricing: 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Starts at $25,990 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/top-down-pricing-2017-fiat-124-spider-starts-at-24995/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/top-down-pricing-2017-fiat-124-spider-starts-at-24995/#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:00:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1334162 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced pricing on the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider, touting it as America’s least expensive turbocharged convertible. With an MSRP of $24,995 (plus $995 destination), the Spider tops the base price of its platform mate — the Mazda MX-5 Miata — by $255. Luxury (“Luzzo”) models will go for $28,490, while the performance-oriented […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced pricing on the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider, touting it as America’s least expensive turbocharged convertible. With an MSRP of $24,995 (plus $995 destination), the Spider tops the base price of its platform mate — the Mazda MX-5 Miata — by $255. Luxury (“Luzzo”) models will go for $28,490, while the performance-oriented […]

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2017 Fiat 124 Spider Elaborazione Abarth: Sensuous Italian Loses Passion on Boat Over the Ocean http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2017-fiat-124-spider-elaborazione-abarth-sensuous-italian-loses-passion-boat-ocean/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2017-fiat-124-spider-elaborazione-abarth-sensuous-italian-loses-passion-boat-ocean/#comments Tue, 22 Mar 2016 17:10:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1308882 After teasing Americans from a distance at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month, a production version of a meaner Fiat 124 Spider has been unveiled by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in advance of its New York premiere. The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Elaborazione Abarth is a mouthful to pronounce, but the Old World name should help […]

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After teasing Americans from a distance at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month, a production version of a meaner Fiat 124 Spider has been unveiled by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in advance of its New York premiere. The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Elaborazione Abarth is a mouthful to pronounce, but the Old World name should help […]

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LA 2015: 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Is How You Say Miata in Italian http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/la-2015-2017-fiat-124-spider-is-how-you-say-miata-in-italian/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/la-2015-2017-fiat-124-spider-is-how-you-say-miata-in-italian/#comments Wed, 18 Nov 2015 19:27:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1222105 Finally, a Fiat in North America that isn’t a 500. The all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider is what happens when you give a spectacular chassis to the Italians and let them fit it with a torque-happy turbocharged engine. The new roadster, which is based on the Mazda MX-5 Miata, was revealed today at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto […]

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Finally, a Fiat in North America that isn’t a 500. The all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider is what happens when you give a spectacular chassis to the Italians and let them fit it with a torque-happy turbocharged engine. The new roadster, which is based on the Mazda MX-5 Miata, was revealed today at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto […]

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Junkyard Find: 1980 Fiat 124 Sport Spider http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/junkyard-find-1980-fiat-124-sport-spider-3/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/junkyard-find-1980-fiat-124-sport-spider-3/#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 14:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1002290 Will the steady procession of Fiat 124 Spiders into America’s self-service wrecking yards never cease? So far in this series, we’ve seen this ’71, this ’73, this ’75, this ’76, this ’78, this ’80, this ’80, and now yet another sporty little Fiat from the Malaisiest year of them all. Here’s a beat-up but not […]

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Will the steady procession of Fiat 124 Spiders into America’s self-service wrecking yards never cease? So far in this series, we’ve seen this ’71, this ’73, this ’75, this ’76, this ’78, this ’80, this ’80, and now yet another sporty little Fiat from the Malaisiest year of them all. Here’s a beat-up but not […]

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Junkyard Find: 1980 Fiat 124 Sport Spider http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/junkyard-find-1980-fiat-124-sport-spider-2/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/junkyard-find-1980-fiat-124-sport-spider-2/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=979929 Once again, we are reminded that examples of the Fiat 124 Sport Spider have been a junkyard constant for my entire 33-year junkyard-haunting career. So far in this series, we’ve seen this ’71, this ’73, this ’75, this ’76, this ’78, this ’80, and now I’ve found another 1980 Sport Spider in a snowy Denver […]

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Once again, we are reminded that examples of the Fiat 124 Sport Spider have been a junkyard constant for my entire 33-year junkyard-haunting career. So far in this series, we’ve seen this ’71, this ’73, this ’75, this ’76, this ’78, this ’80, and now I’ve found another 1980 Sport Spider in a snowy Denver […]

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Junkyard Find: 1976 Fiat 124 Sport Spider http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/junkyard-find-1976-fiat-124-sport-spider/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/junkyard-find-1976-fiat-124-sport-spider/#comments Tue, 25 Feb 2014 14:00:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=753777 So many Fiat 124 Sport Spiders get junked, and the process has been going on for my entire junkyard-prowling career. In the three years of this series, we’ve seen this ’71, this ’73, this ’75, this ’78, and this ’80, and we might as well add the 124’s little brother, this ’71 850 Sport Spider. […]

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So many Fiat 124 Sport Spiders get junked, and the process has been going on for my entire junkyard-prowling career. In the three years of this series, we’ve seen this ’71, this ’73, this ’75, this ’78, and this ’80, and we might as well add the 124’s little brother, this ’71 850 Sport Spider. […]

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Junkyard Find: 1977 Fiat 124 Sport Spider http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/junkyard-find-1977-fiat-124-sport-spider/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/junkyard-find-1977-fiat-124-sport-spider/#comments Wed, 29 Feb 2012 14:00:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=432165 After yesterday’s yesterday’s ’71 Fiat Junkyard Find, we should check out the slower, uglier version of the 124 Sport Spider that resulted from Fiat’s attempts to meet American safety and emission standards. Fiat did a better job than British Leyland in this department (e.g., black-bumper MGB, Malaise Spitfire), but that’s clearing an extremely low bar. […]

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After yesterday’s yesterday’s ’71 Fiat Junkyard Find, we should check out the slower, uglier version of the 124 Sport Spider that resulted from Fiat’s attempts to meet American safety and emission standards. Fiat did a better job than British Leyland in this department (e.g., black-bumper MGB, Malaise Spitfire), but that’s clearing an extremely low bar. […]

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Junkyard Find: 1971 Fiat 124 Sport Spider http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/junkyard-find-1971-fiat-124-sport-spider/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/junkyard-find-1971-fiat-124-sport-spider/#comments Tue, 28 Feb 2012 14:00:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=432144 In my 30 years of crawling through junkyards, one thing has remained constant: there’s almost always a Fiat 124 Sport Spider to be found. Crusher-bound 124 Spiders are about exactly as common now as they were in the early 1980s, and I suspect they’ll be just as common in 2032. I usually don’t even bother […]

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In my 30 years of crawling through junkyards, one thing has remained constant: there’s almost always a Fiat 124 Sport Spider to be found. Crusher-bound 124 Spiders are about exactly as common now as they were in the early 1980s, and I suspect they’ll be just as common in 2032. I usually don’t even bother […]

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Down On the Mile High Street: Fiat 124 Sport Spider http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/down-on-the-mile-high-street-fiat-124-sport-spider/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/down-on-the-mile-high-street-fiat-124-sport-spider/#comments Wed, 12 Oct 2011 15:00:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=414429 After seeing the sad little yellow Fiat convertible in a Denver junkyard, let’s admire a happy little yellow Fiat convertible that’s still managing to evade the cruel jaws of The Crusher. These things didn’t change much during the first few years of production, and I’m not a sufficiently maniacal devoted Fiat aficionado to spot the […]

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After seeing the sad little yellow Fiat convertible in a Denver junkyard, let’s admire a happy little yellow Fiat convertible that’s still managing to evade the cruel jaws of The Crusher. These things didn’t change much during the first few years of production, and I’m not a sufficiently maniacal devoted Fiat aficionado to spot the […]

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When 86 Horsepower Was More Than Enough For a Sports Car! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/when-86-horsepower-was-more-than-enough-for-a-sports-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/when-86-horsepower-was-more-than-enough-for-a-sports-car/#comments Fri, 31 Dec 2010 16:00:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=378936 OK, we’ll admit that the ’75 Fiat 124 Spider was ridiculously underpowered with just 86 horsepower out of its Twin Cam engine, but compare that to the 62.5 horsepower of the ’75 MGB, a car so miserable that its manufacturer couldn’t afford to round the power figure down a half-horse. This car scaled in at […]

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OK, we’ll admit that the ’75 Fiat 124 Spider was ridiculously underpowered with just 86 horsepower out of its Twin Cam engine, but compare that to the 62.5 horsepower of the ’75 MGB, a car so miserable that its manufacturer couldn’t afford to round the power figure down a half-horse. This car scaled in at […]

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