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So Fun To Drive! — This is a car that everyone should drive at least once. It is so fun on winding country roads, and smooth as can be on the freeway. It requires a little maintenance now and again, so it helps to know cars.

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

Pros: Very, very fun

Cons: Italian wiring

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Orrsome! — This thing rocks! Fast, corners well, only leaks from a few places, fine crop of dents, non matching paint job. It needs a little bit of love, thats all! Italian styling - rocks Italian build quality - not so good. Ah well!

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

Pros: Picking up the ladies

Cons: its Italian

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Love It! — It doesn't have a whole lot of power or even necessarily notoriety but it's hecka fun to drive and I got a great deal on it. Being the director of a car museum, I needed something other than my Mazda, right?

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fun

Cons: No air conditioning

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Peppy Stylish Fiat — 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 classic good looks.

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

Pros: Great fun to drive! Surprisingly comfortable modern ride, soft top goes up and down in 5 seconds, Classic style.

Cons: Rust, so buy a good one!

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A Classic — 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 seater, very comfortable to drive, fun, and overall reliable for the age (bought it in '95).

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

Pros: Pininfarina, gorgeous looks, spacious

Cons: Oil consumption, Fiat quality

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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

1979 Fiat 124 Spider Reviews

Gorgeous Zippy Little Sports Car. By Spiderlily

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 a... Read More

Great For A Car Show! By migration_ggangala

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 s... 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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