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Classica or Lusso? Which one are you planning to get?


FIAT® 124 SPIDER CLASSICA
Italian-Inspired Performance
  • 1.4L MultiAir® Turbo Engine with Six-Speed Manual Transmission Delivers 160 HP and 184 LB-FT of Torque
  • Electric Power Steering System, Independent Front and Rear Suspension, Electronic Locking Differential, Electronic Stability Control+ and Traction Control
  • Four-Wheel Disc Antilock Brakes with Electronic Brake Force Distribution and Engine Brake Assist
  • Black Cloth Soft Top (Manual Operation)
  • Halogen Daytime Running Lamps and LED Taillamps
  • Power Exterior Mirrors with Body-Color Mirror Caps
  • 16-Inch Painted Silver Aluminum Wheels and 195/50R16 Performance Tires
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System with Tire-Specific Display
  • Dual Stainless Exhaust Tips
  • FIAT® Radio 3.0 with AM/FM, Bluetooth® Connectivity, Six Speakers and Connections for a USB and MP3 Player
  • Instrument Cluster with a Large Analog Tachometer, an Analog speedometer and a Driver Information Digital Display
  • Keyless Go Start/Stop Push Button Ignition and Remote Keyless Entry
  • Black Premium Cloth Seats and Soft Instrument Panel and Door Panel Inserts
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel and Shift Knob



FIAT® 124 SPIDER LUSSO
Luxury Has No Ceiling
  • 205/45R17 Performance Tires
  • Fog Lamps, Automatic Headlamps and Rain-Sensing Wipers
  • Dual Chrome Finish Exhaust Tips
  • Keyless Enter 'n Go™
  • Stainless Steel Sill Scuff Plates
  • FIAT® Connect 7.0 with 7-Inch Full-Color Touchscreen Display, an AM/FM Radio, Six Speakers, an SD Card Reader and a Multimedia Control Knob
  • Full-Color Personalized Driver Information Digital Cluster Display
  • Automatic Temperature Control (Dual-Zone Available)
  • Heated Leather-Trimmed Seats (Black or Tan)
  • ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera+ (Rear View Mirror)
 

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How do I receive a manual transmission in a lusso? This is a deal breaker. Maybe wait for an abarth version (if announced) and manual transmission.

Maybe fiat will offer both transmissions in the lusso, if we are vocal and make the requests.
 

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i sure hope you can get a manual in the lusso edition. that just plain stoopid not to offer it. but they are probably hog tied by mazda's production line.
 

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Manual transmission is a must.

This will be a deal breaker. No manual transmission; no purchase. Fiat can't blame Mazda because the MX-5 is offered in both transmissions on all trims. Why aren't the automotive journalists reporting on this potential deal breaker? Are they even asking the question? Driving enthusiasts want to know.
 

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How do I receive a manual transmission in a lusso? This is a deal breaker. Maybe wait for an abarth version (if announced) and manual transmission.

Maybe fiat will offer both transmissions in the lusso, if we are vocal and make the requests.
This will be a deal breaker. No manual transmission; no purchase. Fiat can't blame Mazda because the MX-5 is offered in both transmissions on all trims. Why aren't the automotive journalists reporting on this potential deal breaker? Are they even asking the question? Driving enthusiasts want to know.
Classica trim features a manual transmission, thankfully. What draws you to require a Lusso manual? I'm content with a manual Classica.

I'm glad Fiat is offering a manual at all.

Also, I'd wait for the Fiat 124 dealer order guide to appear -- these details are still preliminary -- things change until the dealers get a chance to order.
 

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Classica trim features a manual transmission, thankfully. What draws you to require a Lusso manual? I'm content with a manual Classica.

I'm glad Fiat is offering a manual at all.

Also, I'd wait for the Fiat 124 dealer order guide to appear -- these details are still preliminary -- things change until the dealers get a chance to order.
You're right - these details are preliminary. I, too, am happy that they are offering a manual transmission at all. If they weren't I wouldn't be in this forum right now. As long as there is a chance Fiat will offer the lusso in a manual transmission I will continue to advocate for that.

I like what the lusso has to offer over the classica. If both classica and lusso were offered in a manual transmission I would choose the lusso. I don't follow the Fiat brand, and I don't care about any of their current lineup of vehicles. I simply appreciate roadsters for what they represent; fun, freedom, and style. Personally, driving a manual transmission increases the fun factor for me.

I'm thrilled to see competition in the roadster market! This means I'm going to have more options to choose from when I decide to make a purchase. Whichever roadster appeals to me the most is the one I'll spend my money on.

Fiat can do what they want, and I'm sure they'll sell a lot of lusso 124 Spiders with an automatic transmission -- but not to me.
 

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Do you guys think that it's second model year could come as a coupe instead of just staying as a drop top? And would that be something you guys will want?
 

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We have put our money down on a Red Lusso model...I was distraught to learn that not one of the cars that would be available in Houston the first go round have the Bose Stereo upgrade available. The salesman said that the standard radio in the car is a good one...anybody have any feedback in that regard.
 

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We are trying to purchase out of Helfman Imports in Houston, TX. We have an agreement to buy a Russo 124 Spider Lusso...but I was disappointed to learn that the car did not have the Premium package and in fact, did not have the Bose Stereo. This could potentially be a showstopper for me. My salesman tells me that none of the allocated Spiders that they are getting have the Premium package. He also told me that any Spiders with the Bose Stereo would arrive later. I talked to another person on Facebook that did a First Drive Review of the Spider and he apparently works with Fiat regularly. His understanding was that the only thing that was late arrival was the Abarth. He called Fiat and they told him there actually were Spiders on the ship that had the premium package. I am trying to get a dealer transfer of one, but first I have to convince them that they actually exist in this shipment and second, I have to get them to "find" the specific car I want. The stereo was one of my priorities but somehow in our discussions with the current sales guy he "missed" that we wanted the highest trim package available.

Any suggestions?
 

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I've heard also that all the first batch of 124's arriving now are automatics... I haven't heard how long before they start shipping manual trans cars or the Abarth.

I'm going for the Gray Abarth with black hood, fully loaded, manual trans, with dealer installed Mopar exhaust and other goodies. I plan to be loud and proud :D
 

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My understanding is that all the cars currently in the US are automatics. I know the one that's on the way to me is an automatic (not my car).

As far as Classica or Lusso, I would go with Classisca. Actually I am going with the Abarth because the sport button is important to me, and while I could upgrade a Classica to Bilstein shocks and LSD the price close enough that it makes more sense to me to buy the Abarth.

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In Europe, they are now available.
But they will be all manual shift, 6 gear.
I got a Lusso Plus (all options execpt Bose system)

Automatic will not be available on Fiat 124, if you really want an automatic here, you will need to go to...Abarth and choose it as an option...
 

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I like the coupes. I Generally don't like retractable hardtops because they add a lot of weight, complexity, joints which can leak and a lot of expense. On a bigger car like a Jag or Maserati I think it makes sense, but on a 2500 pound car I would much rather have a Coupe.

Historically, all Fiat Coupes have been totally different bodies than the Spiders. This enables them to put a back seat in.

Lets take a look

Fiat 850 Spider and Coupe:





124 Coupe, you already know what the old 124 Spider looks like:

 
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