The original 124 Spider, made from 1966 to 1985, caused owners to suspect “FIAT” stood for “Fix It Again, Tony.” The new Fiat 124 Spider, however, is as reliable as a Japanese watch, with good reason. While the turbocharged 4-cylinder is made by Fiat, the rest of the ride is a slightly tweaked Mazda Miata. The Spider has sleeker lines, a nicer interior, a larger trunk (it will hold 3 tennis balls versus 2 in the Miata) and you can hear yourself think when the convertible top is up. For those who enjoy driving, there’s a 6-speed manual option available, and manually challenged drivers the world over will love the automatic transmission. With 2 less cylinders than the Miata, base model performance is not quite what one would term “epic,” so opt for the Abarth trim option with its quad exhaust, Brembo brakes and Bilstein suspension bits. If you want hardcore track day adventures, get a Miata. But for those more focused on looking good while cruising down Brickell Ave., the Spider is a great choice; FiatUSA.com.
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