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I just spent nearly 3000 miles in the driver seat on a coastal road trip vacation with my wife. Apparently my Spider has a spider. Which bit me numerous times while driving. No way to tell if he's OEM or after-market. But he will be removed. As soon as I find him.
 

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I just spent nearly 3000 miles in the driver seat on a coastal road trip vacation with my wife. Apparently my Spider has a spider. Which bit me numerous times while driving. No way to tell if he's OEM or after-market. But he will be removed. As soon as I find him.
Perhaps your true live spider is a import from Japan?:eek:
 

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After 3,000 miles, how would you assess the comfort of the seats and overall ride quality? Given that the passenger side has less room because of the lower dash, any complaints from your wife?

Regarding the spider, and overnight bug bomb?
 

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As for comfort - I was fine in the left seat. The trip included everything from 70mph interstates, 50mph divided highways, big city streets in traffic, suburban streets and business districts, local, state and national park roads, flats and mountains, and CA-1 from Morro Bay to Monterey and in Marin County as well as through Mendocino and the redwoods. My only discomfort was major commuter traffic stoppages for which the nav system provided no info or help. (in fact when I managed to get off a blocked freeway, it just told me to get back on immediately). Meanwhile in the right seat, my wife made the adjustment to the shorter leg room and very low dash to knee clearance. Less than perfect for long legs but tolerable. She was less happy with how the seat backs hit her shoulder blades.
The AC and heat were superb.
The voice control was helpful for getting the radio tuned to those low power AM travel advisory frequencies.
In a couple of parking lots, a car that arrived after us seriously crowded our driver door (BMWs taking max driver side space both times). It's easy to get in or out when the door opens wide but not if it only opens 8 inches. One of those times, I had to climb in from the passenger side.
Overall ride quality and handling - excellent.
 

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Great write-up, Wedgewa. I drive from L.A. to Big Sur (CA-1) at least twice per year, and sometimes up to Mendocino. Now that I have the time, I might might want to extend my driving range up into Oregon and Washington. The upcoming Abarth will be my third sports car, following a 2010 Corvette and a 2004 350Z Roadster. The seats on the Z would sometimes give me back pain. Looking forward to driving the 124 6-speed MT on the curves of CA-1.
 
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