Italian cousin of the very Japanese Mazda MX5, this authentic propulsion roadster provides the same charm and the same driving pleasure.
From 2016 to 2019, from €20,000
The result of an agreement between Fiat and Mazda, this 124 Spider – whose name pays homage to the 1966 model – is closely derived from the current generation of the famous MX-5, with which it shares its Hiroshima production line. Aesthetically, it is distinguished by specific front and rear faces, while its passenger compartment, sheltered by a manually deployed canvas hood, differs only in a few details. Just as fun to drive, with its rear-wheel drivethis Spider benefits from the small 1.4 liter turbo Fiat, both more demonstrative, more “torquey” and more melodious than the Japanese atmospheric blocks. His 140 hp prove to be sufficiently alert even if the 170 of the expensive Abarth version are even more so. L’excellent Mazda 6-speed manual transmission can be overridden by an automatic. Disappeared prematurely due to anti-pollution standards, this elegant Spider, still recent and with low kilometres, is collect now.
Exemplary reliability which makes it the most reliable Fiat! No faults or breakdowns listed… You have to “dig” on the MX-5 forums to unearth a few small minor faults, of which here is the exhaustive list!
- Direction : irregular assistance at low speed, when steering.
- Paint fragile (a classic on the “Japanese” models…), in particular at the level of the front bumper.
- Capote quite fragile, can rub on the arch covers and be pierced.
- Belts : furlers sometimes capricious.
- Insonorisant rear fenders sometimes poorly attached.
Examples of announcements
1.4 Multiair Lusso Plus 2017 40 000 km 20 400 €
1.4 Multiair 2017 7 000 km 21 900 €
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