2017 Fiat 124 Spider: First Drive Review

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
Spider Reboot
It’s been several decades since Fiat sold a 2-seat roadster in America — the last one was the Fiat 124 Spider. Hey, look at what they’re calling the new one — the Fiat 124 Spider! Designed to honor its namesake, the new 124 Spider carries on the traditional long hood, short overhangs and, of course, rear-wheel drive of the original 124. Many of the reviews you may read about this vehicle will immediately point out that this Italian car is based heavily on the all-new Mazda MX-5. Although this is true, we are going to ignore that fact for the moment and look at the 124 Spider for what it is, not what it is compared to the MX-5.

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