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Sure, we can use the Fiat 124 Spider as a daily driver, a means to get us to and from work but why get a drop top that’s suited for relaxed cruising if that’s all you use it for?


Equipped with a 11.9 gallon tank, owners will have plenty of fuel to take that random side road or cruise through the Alps. Fiat rated the little convertible at 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway, while not the most fuel efficient thanks to the extra 100 pounds it’s packing, you do get near-flawless handling and communicative steering which makes it perfect for spirited drives.

Deliveries have already been made and 124 Spider owners around the world are already taking theirs for a spin so the only question that remains is this; where will your Fiat 124 Spider take you?

Maybe a scenic morning drive through the Alps?


Pictures by Klaus Busse

Or that small road leading up to a mountain lake.



It could even take you through the car wash on a sunny Saturday.


This one was from Glyn Hopkin Shop

Share your photos and stories here; a trip to the corner store, day at the golf course, whatever tickles your fancy.
 

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Me too Greg - only it's my former Meyer's Manx dune buggy and the VW convertible that my Dad and I used to tear around in, that I feel like I'm driving.

I'm glad I'm not the only one that gets it. The 124 is an awesome car, but for some of us, it's deeper than that.

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I drove mine home to Washington State from the Las Vegas dealer. Managed to avoid the interstates until Portland. Later this year my wife and I will wind down the Pacific Coast to Southern California and back (dodging wildfire areas). That's what I bought this car to do. Top down road trips. One reason to own this car is the trunk. It's small (less than half the size of the one in my 1980 Triumph) but just adequate for two people and a couple of weeks. Have you looked at what passes for a trunk in a Jag F or an Alfa? For the big money, you get just about the space needed for a laptop, a spare pair of socks and a toothbrush. I've seen motorcycles with more packing space.
 

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I agree, the trunk is small, but adequate. You can easily get enough stuff in there for any two person road trip. Of course if you are camping, that could be a problem, but just use the money you save on gas to eat out and leave the camp stove at home.

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I plan on taking several western state road trips now that I'm retired. One of my favorite journeys, which I do twice a year, is L.A. to Big Sur, on the California central coast. The winding & twisty Highway 1 is a sports car driver's dream.

I think of the trunk, in and of itself, as a good sized suitcase. In my old 350Z I'd sometimes skip the luggage and just 'pack the trunk', lol.
 

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My Spider will be exploring the back roads south of Indianapolis for it's first thousand miles or so, but eventually will stretch its legs much farther. This is the car that we'll use for trips to North Carolina and beyond.

The photo below was taken at sunrise on its first back road drive.
 

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Over the past couple of months, my Lusso has taken me to Texas twice, to the golf course 2-3 times a week, to Taos, Santa Fe & Las Vegas (NM) and to numerous mountain vistas in Northern New Mexico. It is also my daily driver. Here is a shot of the car and one of one of the many views from the cockpit over the months.
 

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