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Old 06-29-2016, 08:22 PM   #1
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This looks fun! - 2017 Fiat 124 Spider

The one and only real roadster I've ever owned was a 1957 MGA. Restoring and driving it was a complete blast. That being said, I had a friend in high school who had a Fiat 124 Spider that I used to love riding in. the 124 Spider is back for 2017 and looks really interesting - as if I need a car even smaller than my FR-S.

Specs look interesting, too. A turbo 1.4L in-line 4, 160HP but 184lbs.-ft of torque. Haven't seen the weight yet, but can't be much more than a Miata I wouldn't think...

And the base model price (yes, there are actually different trim levels!) is $24,995.

Oh, and the commercial is awesome - taking up where the Fiat 500 ad left off:

Here are another couple of links - a review and the specs:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kbrauer/...e#17e50a564e7b

http://www.cars.com/fiat/124-spider/...pecifications/
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Excuse me. Maybe the video has been posted before, or even the fact that the car is coming back, but my own thoughts have never been posted, so get over yourself and lose the attitude, jack-ass.
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I grew up with MGs and Triumphs. I drove one of the old Fiat Spiders once. Being accustomed to the long footwells in British cars, the Spider seemed like it was built for someone with miniature dwarf legs.

I wonder if the new one is designed for people with dwarf legs also.
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I grew up with MGs and Triumphs. I drove one of the old Fiat Spiders once. Being accustomed to the long footwells in British cars, the Spider seemed like it was built for someone with miniature dwarf legs.

I wonder if the new one is designed for people with dwarf legs also.
Good point. The MGA had lots of leg room. I would hope that the fact the original 124 sold about 70% in the U.S. that Fiat would take that into consideration. I have no intention of getting rid of my FR-S, but I would like to drive the new 124. My wife might end up "needing" one.
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Just FYI. The weight is listed in the link you posted.
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Just FYI. The weight is listed in the link you posted.
Oops. How the hell did I miss that? Thank you for illuminating my bone-headedness.
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Excuse me. Maybe the video has been posted before, or even the fact that the car is coming back, but my own thoughts have never been posted, so get over yourself and lose the attitude, jack-ass.
That type of comment is also a repost.

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Oops. How the hell did I miss that? Thank you for illuminating my bone-headedness.
Apparently missing stuff is your MO...

Maybe next time I'll get the
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