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Fiat 124 Spider

8/10
Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Fiat 124 Spider

£23,095£26,645

Verdict

Final thoughts and pick of the range

Fun to drive, easy to own, cool to look at (if you like retro). A very good car

First impressions might not convince you. The 124 Spider isn’t as well resolved to look at as its Mazda MX-5 base car, nor is it as sharp to drive. But both of these facets are what make it a fundamentally different car, one that impresses in its own way. It’s softer, comfier and a nicer place to spend time.

All the strong, sensible bits of an MX-5 remain: its affordable price, ease of use, and its delightfully simple manual roof. The Fiat chooses to go more retro in styling and calmer in handling, and for a lot of buyers, that’ll be really appealing. If you think that all sounds a bit boring, then the Abarth 124 Spider is completely different again…

Our choice from the range

This is the one we'd pick...

Fiat

1.4 Multiair Lusso 2dr

£23,545
N/A
44mpg
7.50s
140bhp
148g/km
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