Used Fiat 124 Spider 2016-present review


Used Fiat 124 Spider 16-present
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What alternatives should I consider to a used Fiat 124 Spider sports?

The obvious alternative would be the Mazda MX-5. It can be had in a number of engine options, including an economical 1.5-litre petrol and a faster 2.0-litre unit with 158bhp, and you can get it with a folding metal roof. The MX-5 is a touch sharper to drive and its non-turbocharged engines are free from the lag that the Fiat's unit sometimes suffers from.

If you are looking for a more performance-oriented convertible, then a BMW Z4 is worthy of consideration. Not only is it plusher inside and comes with a refined folding metal hard top, its six-cylinder petrol engines sound fantastic and are much more powerful than even the Abarth version of the 124. It is much more costly to run, though.

Used Fiat 124 Spider 16-present
Used Fiat 124 Spider 16-present
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The Fiat 124 is a fun two-seat convertible that is cheap to run, comes with plenty of equipment and has a supple ride

  • Peppy performance
  • Supple ride
  • Good amount of kit on mid-range trim
  • Engine noise
  • Less fun than the Mazda MX-5
  • Meagre storage