Friday, April 29, 2016

All new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider pricing.

The new 2 seater Fiat convertible will start at $ 25 000.
They call the base model the Classica.
The Lusso model is $ 27 500.
The Lusso comes with heated leather seats, 17 inch wheels and a bunch of other stuff.

There is an Abarth model available too for $28 200. But it has only 5hp More. (Which sounds ridiculous to me...Why even bother)

All are powered by Fiat's 1.4 Liter Turbo engine with 160HP. (Except the 165HP for the Abarth)
6 speed manual is standard on all models and a 6 speed auto is an option.

The base model is a few hundred dollars cheaper than the base Miata.
But the Lusso is over $2000 less than the Grand Touring Miata.

This all sounds like a pretty good deal to me. The 124 is built at the same plant as the Miata and should be as reliable.
I saw the car a few months ago and sat in it. And I do prefer it to the new Miata.
I never really got used to the current Miata design.
Finding the Fiat much nicer in general. (Even though it is not nearly as fantastic as the old one from the 60's..)

I think this will work wonder for the Fiat brand in the US.



9 comments:

Anonymous said...

As much as I like the "Italian treatment", for the money I'll go with the all new Miata hardtop.

Anonymous said...

Miata

Anonymous said...

Miata d'italia

Anonymous said...

Vince, I do not know whether it will work 'wonder' for FIAT, but it will definitely spend a lot of time in the repair shop.

Tard said...

Vince, don't be so sure on reliability. The car is built by Mazda, but in Fiat's case the engines are supplied by Fiat, and are not a Mazda design. That alone is a good reason to question reliability.

Anonymous said...

It's amazing how well Mazdas sell when they infiltrate GOOD dealer networks. I am seeing the Scion iA/Toyota Yaris iA everywhere. Perhaps this is the direction Mazda should follow. Make cars for other brands. Please let the next 200 be based on the Mazda6 and NOT the GA6! I prefer this model over the Miata as well. What a deal!!!

- Fusioptimasx

Anonymous said...

U r a bunch of ignorant know it alls. If it's a Miata underneath. It will be trouble free

trewqt rwetert said...

The Fiat looks so much better than the Miata, it is not even funny.

Anonymous said...

This vehicle should have been given to Dodge in the US market since Dodge is supposed to be the affordable performance brand in this market. It could still be branded as a Fiat in foreign markets.