I've got mine

Discuss everything about the "new" 124 Spider here! The good, bad and ugly, anything goes. But keep it clean please!
okraman
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Your car is a: 2017 Spider 124

I've got mine

Postby okraman » Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:17 pm

Picked my 2017 124 Spider up on October 22nd. What trip home, everything I hoped for and more. It's a white Lusso with premium package, saddle interior with the automatic. Could not find a manual with the combination I wanted. However, I'm extremely happy with the automatic. Had about a 600 mile trip home. So we had lots of time to get acquainted with the car.

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Exit98
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Joined: Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:16 pm
Your car is a: 76 Yellow 124 Spider
Location: Wall Township, NJ

Re: I've got mine

Postby Exit98 » Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:41 pm

Congratulations.

Let's see it.
Doug
76 Yellow Spider at the Jersey Shore

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fiathead
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Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:17 pm
Your car is a: 1969 Fiat Spider
Location: Greenwood, Indiana, USA

Re: I've got mine

Postby fiathead » Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:02 pm

Congrats on the new Spider! I picked mine up on Saturday. It's a Classica in bronze with the 6 speed manual. It had all of 6 miles on it when I took it for a test drive. I'm north of 250 already and love the thing more with every mile enjoyed in it. I had not expected these cars to be as good as they are but am more than happy to have been wrong. Pics of your Spider please! Here's mine:
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Thanks,
Tim
77 Spider (Restored and sold)
76 Spider (de-parted)
69 Spider (Jerrari Modified and still here)
69 Spider (de-parted, but the ghost of this car lives in my yard barn)
68 Spider (current restoration project)
2017 Spider Classica 6 speed

pwilliam
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Joined: Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:30 pm
Your car is a: 1972 124 Sport Spider

Re: I've got mine

Postby pwilliam » Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:54 pm

Probably one of the best set of photos I've seen of this car to date. Really nice! Love the color...gorgeous.

I'm personally not a fan of the car - could care less about the interior - lets be real, the original interior on FIATS is pretty economy and that is being generous. It is the exterior that frustrates me. The panelization of the original body is genius. The new FIAT like many BMW's undermines its form factor by the way the body panels are broken up. The hood for example is exceptionally frustrating for me. The lack of a seam at the front of the hood on the original car is exquisite - if only that detail had survived.

All that being said - your car looks fantastic. Just voicing one man's opinion here and I would never turn down the chance to get behind the wheel of that car! Would love to see some photos of the Jerrari! Hens tooth.....

okraman
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Your car is a: 2017 Spider 124

Re: I've got mine

Postby okraman » Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:26 am

Congratulations flathead! The bronze is really sharp.

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fiathead
Posts: 104
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:17 pm
Your car is a: 1969 Fiat Spider
Location: Greenwood, Indiana, USA

Re: I've got mine

Postby fiathead » Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:54 pm

Thanks guys. As much as I love this car, I do agree about the body lines. They seem to cut across areas that should not have a panel line breaking up the cars lines. But that's a small nitpick for me. I don't see any of that while behind the wheel. Here's another shot I took this evening while out on the back roads south of Indy. I just broke 600 miles today, so the factory recommended break in period is officially over.

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Oh, here's the Jerrari that's still queen of the fleet:
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Thanks,
Tim
77 Spider (Restored and sold)
76 Spider (de-parted)
69 Spider (Jerrari Modified and still here)
69 Spider (de-parted, but the ghost of this car lives in my yard barn)
68 Spider (current restoration project)
2017 Spider Classica 6 speed

Speedey
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Joined: Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:20 pm
Your car is a: Fiat Spider 2000

Re: I've got mine

Postby Speedey » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:47 pm

great looking car

fiat218
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Joined: Fri May 16, 2008 5:06 pm
Your car is a: 1969 124 AS spider

Re: I've got mine

Postby fiat218 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:29 am

I wouldn't mind owning the new fiat, i think there awesome looking
Guess we will just wait and see if i get one :)
I never seen ant in my area
Jim
east grand forks MN
1970 Fiat Spider BS1 ( Colorado Yellow
1969 124 AS Spider ( building a show car )
1969 124 AS Spider. ( getting the wires sorted
2000 corvette

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RRoller123
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Your car is a: 1980 FI SPIDER 2000
Location: PLYMOUTH, MA USA
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Re: I've got mine

Postby RRoller123 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:19 pm

Haven't seen one yet in Eastern MA.
'80 FI Spider 2000 (rolling hobby, being "restored" now)
'74 X1/9 (many years ago)
'79 X1/9 (fewer years ago)
2011 Chevy Malibu (daily driver)
2010 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Ext Cab 4WD/SB
2015 Keystone Montana High Country 343RL

Ninonano1
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Joined: Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:43 pm
Your car is a: 2017 FIAT 124 Spider Classica
Location: Claremont, NH

Re: I've got mine

Postby Ninonano1 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:46 pm

I bought a red Classica in Manchester NH last year. Love it. This makes my 6th Fiat. I owned a 70 coupe in 75. My favorite car of all time up until now. I also had an 80 124 Spider. Can't compare. Especially on the highway. This thing surprises everyone when you drop down a couple of gears and floor it. Took it to Quebec with the wife. It was a ball... And we got 36 mpg to boot...
I sadly put it up for the winter and have only had it out on a couple of unusually warm days. Waiting for actual spring.


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fiathead
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Your car is a: 1969 Fiat Spider
Location: Greenwood, Indiana, USA

Re: I've got mine

Postby fiathead » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:54 am

We were fortunate here in Indianapolis in that it was a warm winter. I was able to get the new Spider out a couple of times in December and January and it's been pretty much my daily driver since mid-February. I'm at about 2700 miles now and did the first oil change last week.

I love this little car. In March I put a Good-win racing muffler delete exhaust on it and it sounds fantastic. Not too loud but loud enough to hear while driving with the top down. There's a nice burble now when I let off the throttle and I can hear the diverter valve working now too. Pretty cool.

My little sister was out to visit us in December and liked the Spider enough to go home and buy an Abarth with a manual. Her only complaint is that her commute is too short now. These are really nice little cars and if anyone is looking to add a great daily drive commute car, it's hard to beat these.

Here are a couple of photos of the new exhaust:
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Thanks,
Tim
77 Spider (Restored and sold)
76 Spider (de-parted)
69 Spider (Jerrari Modified and still here)
69 Spider (de-parted, but the ghost of this car lives in my yard barn)
68 Spider (current restoration project)
2017 Spider Classica 6 speed

vandor
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Your car is a: 1971 124 Spider
Location: Texas, USA
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Re: I've got mine

Postby vandor » Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:47 am

That is a nice exhaust! Any day we will get our shipment of 'muffler delete' exhausts. It's available in either 'straight pipe' or resonated versions:

https://autoricambi.us/collections/2017 ... ler-delete

I drove from Detroit to Dallas with the straight pipe version and I was surprised that it was not too loud on the highway. The fact that the engine turns only ~2000 rpm probably helps!
Csaba
'71 124 Spider, much modified
'17 124 Abarth, silver
http://italiancarclub.com/csaba/
Co-owner of the best dang Fiat parts place in town


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