2019 FIAT 124 Spider consumer reviews

$25,440 starting MSRP
side view of 2019 124 Spider FIAT
100% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 5.0
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 4.9
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4.7

As reliable as my Honda S2000, just not as fast

Three years of ownership and My Luso version is comfortable, fun to drive, A real keeper. Add a custon exhaust, with great sound. Not as loud as the Abarth but jst right.

4.8

Nice little dort car

This car in addition to my Bmw I wanted little convertible and European car It was exactly what I wanted and color was beautiful . Now only I and my dog will fit in it

5.0

Fun for a lot less money

I call this red Fiat Spyder Abarth my "poor man's Ferrari". My choice was between the Fiat and the Mazda MX-5 that it is based on. I loved my old Miata but wanted a different look and performance profile. The 1.4 turbo generates a lot of power in the mid-range (2500-4000 rpm) whereas the Miata doesn't start to hit its power band until 5000 rpm. The Fiat's improved torque makes it feel faster even though it is not really since both have a similar 0-60 time. Cabin in snug like you want a roadster to be with everything in eyesight. Short throw stick shifts easily and precisely. It is surprising quiet for a roadster except for when you hit is and the exhaust not is amazing. Has all of the safety bells and whistles too.

4.6

Sexy, sporty, and simple.

Wonderful car. Handles beautifully in tight turns and easy shifting lanes in traffic if the space is tight. The trunk is larger than you believe and the settings customization is perfect for being simple but stylish.

4.7

A great fun car

A fun car that is light, has good power, looks good, and is a convertible. Very reliable and ample room inside. Good trunk space, and nicer interior than its Miata cousin.

4.9

Snug Fitting Italian Sports Car

This Fiat has exceeded all my expectations. A dream to drive. A head-turner on the road and at rest. Tight, great handling, solidly made car.

5.0

exceeded. It is an awesome car.

This vehicle fits my needs. It is sporty, is a convertible, it drives fantastic, and it's great to look at. The usb ports serves my need for charging my phone. The roof is easy to put on and put up which is crucial.

4.4

Upgraded to Fiat from a Porsche

I love this car. Just as the other reviewer mentioned, I also owned a Honda S2000 which, in my case, I traded for a Porsche Boxster six years ago. I loved my Porsche, but missed my S2000. It was more fun to drive than the Porsche, had a better transmission and cost nothing in maintenance. I also consider the Fiat 124 to be a suitable S2000 replacement. My Porsche was faster by a good bit. It also inspired more confidence when driving it stupidly. But there wasn’t a single day of my six years of Porsche ownership that I wasn’t living in fear of a repair that was beyond my ability to pay. Year three of ownership cost me more than $10,000 in repairs and maintenance. Almost half of that was brakes and tires. The Fiat 124 gives me about 90% of what I loved in the S2000, much that I missed in the Porsche. Awesome manual transmission. Nice, short shift. When the turbo spools up, it feels a lot like the S2000 VTEC but at a more daily driver range on the tach. Overall, what I lost with this car was the pride of Porsche ownership and overall speed that I never used. In every other way I think I gained. The Fiat 124 is a great car and an unbelievably good value in a sports car.

4.7

The best Honda S2000 replacement

Not quite as powerful as my old S2000, but every bit as refined, reliable and fun. AND it is new. Finding the right manual 6 speed transmission was challenging but worth it!! Lusso leather, with a mild after market exhaust, the sound is just right.

4.9

Most beautiful car I’ve ever owned.

I love this car. Beautiful styling, beautiful handling. Fast, throaty sound. Even though it’s April 27, I’ve already driven in a late spring Chicago snowstorm.