Space & practicality

Abarth 124 Spider review

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Abarth 124 Spider
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24 Feb 2017 09:58 | Last updated: 22 Aug 2018 16:45

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Space & practicality

How it copes with people and clutter

There’s sufficient space for most adults in the 124 Spider, although some may find the non-height adjustable driver’s seat to be mounted too high. That means we’d definitely recommend trying one with the roof up before buying, though; some of our testers can’t fit without having the top down. Leg room isn’t an issue but the narrow interior does push you close to your passenger making it feel claustrophobic with the roof up.

What you do get is a pair of flimsy, movable cupholders, one of which can be fitted next to the passenger’s right leg. Alternatively, both can be mounted on the transmission tunnel, in prime position to be knocked by your elbow.

The boot loads from the top like an American washing machine, but is sadly far less capacious at just 140 litres. The boot’s shape is irregular, too, so to get a week’s luggage for two inside you’ll need to bring squashy bags and go easy on the packing. At least the boot doesn’t get smaller with the roof down like some cabrios.

It’s not like you get plenty of room inside for your belongings, either. Oddment storage is stingy as it has no glovebox, the cubbies in front of and behind the gearlever are tiny, and the three compartments behind the seats are pokey, too.

 

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