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I am happy to see there is a forum for such a cool little car. Although I don't drive it much (yet) I do enjoy looking at it. Once I got word that Fiat would be releasing this car in July (for my area anyway) I had been patiently waiting for its arrival. My sales rep called me the day the truck arrived (Tuesday July 12th.) I got off work, went straight to the dealer and traded my Fiat 500 Pop, Along with some cash and drove home with it. I was the first to purchase one here. I really wanted the manual transmission but the automatic is working well for me. I am not sure that I would have enough room for my legs to operate the clutch.:)
 

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I am happy to see there is a forum for such a cool little car. Although I don't drive it much (yet) I do enjoy looking at it. Once I got word that Fiat would be releasing this car in July (for my area anyway) I had been patiently waiting for its arrival. My sales rep called me the day the truck arrived (Tuesday July 12th.) I got off work, went straight to the dealer and traded my Fiat 500 Pop, Along with some cash and drove home with it. I was the first to purchase one here. I really wanted the manual transmission but the automatic is working well for me. I am not sure that I would have enough room for my legs to operate the clutch.:)
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More horse power

I would love the "More Horsepower" modification. Other than that, I am not sure at this time. Eventually, when the tires wear out, I would like to go back with a wider set if they will fit in the wheel wells.
 

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You are exactly right. I am cant figure out why they would limit the HP to only 160.. heck put a 2.0 liter motor with at least 200 hp in it. Heck my sisters Saturn sky has 290 hp and its a tiny car too.
 

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I also settled for an automatic transmission when I would have preferred to own a manual. I could have waited; however, I have been several years without a convertible and I really have missed it! I decided that an automatic might be a nice change of pace, especially when my husband pointed out that I can get a remote start installed and get the A/C cooling the car while I'm putting my shoes on (we live in Florida). Most installers will not put a remote start on a car with a manual transmission because if someone parks the car in gear and then starts it remotely--CRASH! The automatic transmission in my FIAT 124 Spider (Lusso) does have the option to shift it manually although I generally do not. Is it the same in other models?
 

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Heck mine didnt come with the remote start.. They only released the base model of the Lusso, but the other features make up for it. I think you're right, I think you can (sort of) manually shift, but aint nobody got time for that... :)
 

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You are exactly right. I am cant figure out why they would limit the HP to only 160.. heck put a 2.0 liter motor with at least 200 hp in it. Heck my sisters Saturn sky has 290 hp and its a tiny car too.
How much does your sister's Saturn weight? I'd almost rather subtract 100 pounds than add, say 20 horsepower.
 

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Right ?! Majority of the tiny cars these days produce well over 200hp which is ridiculous.
Not sure which "tiny cars" you mean. Using the Mini Cooper as an example, one has to step up to the John Cooper Works version to achieve that.

Though I wouldn't mind some (not a lot) more, I don't feel the 124 Spider is by any means underpowered.
 

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Underpowered? It's all relative. I don't know of a sub 1.4 liter car that's faster, and it keeps up with most 1.6 turbos. Of course more is better, and I think soon you will see some legitimately quick 124s.

Greg
 
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