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Fiat 124 Spider Edmonton

It isn’t very often that you come across a car that looks, drives, and feels as good as the Fiat 124 Spider. Many people say that it looks similar to the Mazda MX-5, but fans of Fiat won’t really care, because the Italian car manufacturer has finally delivered an absolute gem of a car. They have done themselves proud by coming out with a car that is both sporty and affordable. The rear-drive roadster is one of the best cars that you can get on the market right now and with good reason, since it has so many good features to offer.

The Fiat 124 Spider is very impressive, and we decided to take a look into what makes this car so special and why exactly, you should be looking to take it out for a test drive soon. So, let’s take a deeper and more comprehensive look into the Fiat 124 Spider, shall we?

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The Engine

When you initially take a look at the engine specifications of the Fiat 124 Spider, you will notice that it doesn’t have any power features to write home about. The initial figures do look that the car doesn’t offer much power, but the overall figures it offers aren’t very shabby to be honest. The 124 Spider reaches 0 to 60mph in 7.3 seconds, which is decent, considering it requires 2 gearshifts on the way.

When you break it down in terms of traction, you will realize that it will reach 0 to 30 mph in 2.5 seconds, which is nearly a second quicker than other front-drive hot hatches out there. The 124 Spider should have hit into the 6 second bracket from a standing start, but you get a little lag because the turbo doesn’t work as well as it should.

It does however, offer sufficient power, and the drivability of the car is definitely one of its strongest points. The car brakes very well, and will stop from high speeds effectively.

Fiat 124 Spider

1.4-liter MultiAir

  • Horsepower Horsepower 138 clocking at 5,000 rpm
  • Torque Torque 177 lb-ft at 2,250-4,500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy Fuel Economy 38.3 mpg (City), 40.9 mpg (Highway)

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The exterior

Even though most people have compared the 124 Spider with the MX-5, there are still some exterior features that set the two cars apart. The main similarity between the 2 cars is that they share a single body panel, but the 124 Spider has different exterior body dimensions than the MX-5. The Fiat 124 Spider has a better body design than the MX-5 according to most drivers, and in terms of prettiness it is right up there with the best roadster car designs.

The Italian car manufacturer has opted to give the car a more retro look, which allows it to be relatable to both young and old drivers. The 124 Spider also gets a cutting edge design that allows it to be aerodynamically superior to others, but ensures that you don’t miss out on power.

The interior

The exterior features of the 124 Spider may not look similar to the MX-5 but the interior features to match with the Japanese counterpart. In terms of architecture there isn’t much change, and the infotainment system, has actually been donated by Mazda to Fiat. So when you park the cars side by side, the only major difference that you are going to notice is that they both have different logos.

Fiat decided to retain the MX-5 infotainment system because they understood that no matter what they did with the car it would invariably be compared with the Mazda. Therefore, they decided to go ahead and get a set-up that will allow the 124 Spider to both standout and be similar to the MX-5. There aren’t a lot of interior features that standout, but it is quite spacious, and there is plenty of luxury in the interior cabin to ensure that your drive in the vehicle is going to be pleasant and comfortable.

The equipment

There are basically two different trim levels that are offered with the 124 Spider, which include the Classic, and the Lusso trim level. The classic model version includes 4 airbags, a leather steering wheel, air conditioning, leather gear knob, 16-inch alloy wheels, infotainment system with USB, Bluetooth connectivity and AUX, keyless engine start, and cruise control with speed limiter. There is also a 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system with 2 USB ports, Wi-Fi, DAB as well as a multimedia control.

The Lusso trim level is the mid-level version of the Fiat 124 Spider, and has a 7 inch infotainment system, with satellite navigation, 3D Maps, and Parkview rear parking camera. This trim level also includes heated leather upholstery, front fog lamps, keyless entry, automatic climate control; 17-inch alloy wheels, rollover bars, and chrome exhaust tips.

In addition, you also get bonus features such as LED DRLs, 9-speaker BOSE sound system with stereo headrest speakers, LED headlamps, and automatic wipers and lights.

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The verdict

The Fiat 124 Spider is definitely a car that will delight all drivers in Edmonton. It is a great car to drive and is sufficiently different from its Japanese counterpart. If you are looking for a grownup more refined, and purer version of the Mazda MX-5 then you should definitely look at the Fiat 124 Spider. It doesn’t matter what way you look at it, this is a car that has got drivers excited about Fiat again, and the Italian car manufacturer has definitely got a gem of a car on their hands with this one.

While the Mazda MX-5 is undoubtedly a car that is regarded as a classic, Fiat may just have come out with a car that is better than the iconic MX-5.

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