First week and 300 miles
September 28, 2018
I traded my 2001 Porsche Boxster for this 2019 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth. Performance wise, the cars are similar, but obviously a new roadster vs something 18 years old even built by Porsche isn't really fair. More efficient, expected maintenance/repair costs, it's fair. Not much trunk space, no muscle car performance, interior fits me well at 5'8" and 200lbs, but I don't have to ride on the right seat (less legroom). Seats are nice, firm, and supportive, but feel big in this interior. Sport mode closes the performance gap feel, but when buying an Abarth, I feel you should default to traction control off and sport mode on, having to press buttons/flip the switch for cruising. This is not a fast car, but it is fun, and nice to look at. Everything a roadster should be, but as always, more power would be better.