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5 Reasons to Get Behind the Wheel of a 2017 Fiat 124 Spider

5 Reasons to Get Behind the Wheel of a 2017 Fiat 124 Spider

The Fiat 124 Spider is a convertible sports car that originally debuted from
1968 to 1980, and after an over 35-year absence, we're excited to announce that
the model has made a return. The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider is at once both a
nostalgic trip and a perfectly modernized sports roadster, easily standing out
compared to other 2017 sports cars. Let's take a look at some of the best
reasons to get this terrific car for yourself.

Snazzy Appearance

For a convertible, the Fiat 124 Spider is surprisingly long, and the dual
power-dome hood makes a return from the previous 124 generation. The rounded
headlights and other classic accents are back, while the front hood has a
broader, more defined shape. Fiat has successfully put together a model that
newcomers and old fans should both equally appreciate. Regardless, it has the
perfect look for cruising down the block and is sure to turn heads wherever you


The 2017 124 Spider features a 160-horsepower Multiair turbocharged
four-cylinder engine with up to 164 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque — more
than enough for the evenly distributed weight of the 124 Spider's body. The
horsepower rating is higher than much of the competition, but it's the high
torque that really pushes the 124 Spider ahead. The higher torque than
horsepower makes sudden acceleration graceful, and low-speed neighborhood
cruises are just as smooth and confident. It's all paired to either a six-speed
manual or six-speed automatic transmission to suit your preference.

Pleasant Interior

Due to their rather restrictive shape, the convertible class usually isn't
expected to be very comfortable for passengers, and this is where the Fiat 124
Spider stands out most. The roomy interior still allows for a sleek exterior
shape, and the independent suspension irons out vibration, bumps, jerkiness,
and other aspects. Even on winding mountain roads, the 124 Spider is as
exhilarating as it is comfortable. When you need to store groceries, the 124
Spider has 4.9 cubic feet of cargo space, which is surprisingly roomy for a

Advanced Technology

On the inside, the 124 Spider comes with a 7-inch Fiat Connect touchscreen
with hands-free commands as well. Push-button ignition is standard, and drivers
can rock throughout town with an optional nine-speaker Bose audio system that
places two speakers directly into each headrest. For those who want a little
extra safety, optional collision prevention features include rear cross traffic
alerts, blind spot warnings, a rearview backup camera, and more.

Surprising Fuel

Almost no one would expect an Italian convertible sports car to be as
efficient as it is powerful under the hood, but once again the 124 Spider shows
what smart engineering can accomplish. Fuel ratings with the manual
transmission are 26 city and 35 highway miles per gallon, while the automatic
gets 25 city and 36 highway mpg.

If you think that convertible cars sacrifice power, efficiency, or
interior comfort for image, you owe it to yourself to try the returning Fiat
124 Spider. Contact us soon and we'll gladly answer any questions.

"2017 Fiat 124 Spider" by Zytonits, used under CC BY

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