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Gorgeous Zippy Little Sports Car. — I love everything about this car but I live in the mountains and we get snow. So the lack of four wheel drive is something that I can't afford to have. I adore driving around and every time you stop at a gas station someone says "Wow! Look at that car!" An amazing car for everyone who likes driving a little on the wild side ;)

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Amazing little car that draws everyone's eye. Super fun to drive with the top down, the engine purring, and music thumping.

Cons: It is little and only has two seats. Rag top is loud when it is up.

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Great For A Car Show! — What I liked about this car is, its easy to work on and the part are not hard to find, nor are they expensive. It's not that I didn't like the care, but I don't have the time to work on it. Its been sitting in my garage for 2 years. I do Take it out more in the Spring/ summer.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Classical Lissence plate, can enjoy on the weekends and over the summer at car shows.

Cons: No power steering, and it's not for a family.

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It Is A Superb Little. Kept It In The Garage So There Is No Rust In It. — It is an addiction..Buying update parts and accesories has been my favorite past time. I really enjoyed getting that pininfarina hard top, expensive but cool..! The original rag top wasnoisy and leaky. Hard top has been a nice update. The wheels are very small. Furthermore, I have tried to get bigger wheels without any luck. It isa great fun car

Pros: Easy and fun to work on...

Cons: Parts are so very hard to get an expensive

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I Purchased My First 72 Spider When I Was 16 And Have Been In Love Ever Since — I feel Fiat built cars that were ahead of there time with things like dual overhead cam engines, weber carbs, four wheel disc brakes, fuel injection...The 124 Spider convertible is a real head turner as far as its styling inside and out. The gas mileage is good even with the pedal full throttle however maintenance is very costly. FIAT does stand for "Fix It Again Tony"! However if you are mechanically inclined than this car is fun to drive.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: It's a convertible.

Cons: It requires alot of maintenance and parts are difficult to find.

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Loved It! — I loved it and will have another some day. It had beautifully formed sheet metal and was very easy to get in trouble with it. The car handled exceptinoally well considering that I was unable to maintain it at the time.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fun, sporty, easy to carve corners.

Cons: issues with rag tops

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1979 Fiat Spider — It is almost done, but is still a work in progress. It has the stock engine, stock everything. It is a great price and is a budget friendly project. Very fun to drive it. I wouldn't trade it for the world.

Pros: Convertable

Cons: Not done yet

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Great Way To Embarass The Jdm Tuner Croud! — *took off the stupid bumpers, in Alberta Canada I am dead anyway should i get hit. (lots of 3500sized pickups here) *spent $6000 on the suspension new sway bars front and rear, new a arms, new shocks and springs, an inch or two lower then stock. WRX tires. handles like its on rails! *imported slotted n drilled brake rotors from an F1 supply company in Italy *HID lighting *Hella driving lights *rocking stereo, high end eclipse deck, Boston acoustic speakers powered by an amp...no sub woofers. * thinking a Honda S2000 engine? but im still taking suggestions. prefer the character of the original, especially the burbling and spitting on overrun when downshifting. *roll bar *great lightweight track day car i drive every day in summer!

Pros: great looks, with work handles and drives as well as anything for the money.

Cons: low power, but id say that if i owed a jet fighter too :)  i LIKE the driving position, even if odd, and my head is higher then the top of the windscreen!

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Reviews From Other Years

1982 Fiat 124 Spider Reviews

Suzanne, I Think. By benspaul

The Fiat Spider 2000/124 Spider was one of the top three most successful sports cars ever made. (MGB being another, then maybe the Corvette.) Comfortable and roomy seats, a smooth shifting 5sp, a Blac... Read More

1981 Fiat 124 Spider Reviews

Great Weekend Car. By DARKRAYDER

Fun to drive on nice sunny days. Great for daily road trips. Anyone lucky enough to have one of these little gems would tell you that it is a pleasure to own and can be driven daily in all types of tr... Read More

'81 Fiat Spider 2000 Turbo By Marty

Overview: These little cars were never very powerful, but with the exception of the truly exotic cars, handling capabilities were far superior to most other sports cars of their time. When the EPA b... Read More

1980 Fiat 124 Spider Reviews

Peppy Stylish Fiat By Symbolis

FIAT got some things right with this car. And contrary to popular opinion a well maintained FIAT once sorted is not a headache to take car of. This car is peppy and has some zip, not to mention classi... Read More

A Classic By Raoul

The first convertible I purchased after relocating to California. Was on my wish list for a long time as an affordable way to drive a gorgeous car designed by Pininfarina. Rather roomy for a two seate... Read More

1978 Fiat 124 Spider Reviews

All Italian, All The Time By Frank

The 124 Spider is a beautiful, nicely appointed sports car with wonderful Italian flair, decent performance, a terrific exhaust note and better reliability than Fiat gets credit for Read More

Owned It Since 1977 And It Has Been A Fun, Reliable Car. By philly

I am looking for a professional to help me restore a 1978 124 spider in the NC/SC area. Read More

1976 Fiat 124 Spider Reviews

Beautiful Head-turning Italian Design, Fun To Drive By Mike

While my '67 Mini Minor provided the most visceral thrill on 4 wheels, the Fiat is probably my all-'round favorite car. From it's gorgeous design (why hasn't Fiat revived this one and done a modern ... Read More

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