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I am in the market for a new car and I am all over the place, but to keep a long story short I want this car because my father owned a 1980 Spider and it was his favorite car he has owned. Till this day he still talks about it. I am not sure if this is a good reason to want a car, but I want it because I want to have the same experience my father had. There are other cars that I may want more in the market but i want to feel what he felt. He talks about driving with the top down and zipping around corners. He tells me how much he loved the top and if the weather was bad he would reach behind him and pull it up in less than 2 seconds. The new Spider is a great looking car and I would absolutely enjoy driving it. But I need to think if I am buying the car for a the right reason.
 

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I am in the market for a new car and I am all over the place, but to keep a long story short I want this car because my father owned a 1980 Spider and it was his favorite car he has owned. Till this day he still talks about it. I am not sure if this is a good reason to want a car, but I want it because I want to have the same experience my father had. There are other cars that I may want more in the market but i want to feel what he felt. He talks about driving with the top down and zipping around corners. He tells me how much he loved the top and if the weather was bad he would reach behind him and pull it up in less than 2 seconds. The new Spider is a great looking car and I would absolutely enjoy driving it. But I need to think if I am buying the car for a the right reason.
When I was about 14 my father bought a 190SL, watching his grin widen and riding co pilot with top down is where I go back to in time when I'm in my MX5 on a warm spring day, I'm 64 now and can't wait for the 124 to arrive. You are a wise man, many in your position are to compulsive and would never consider your dilemma, buy the Fiat, share the moments and enjoy them for a life time with no regrets.
 

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Don't be this guy:

https://youtu.be/7YEcwttbVUY

If you want the 124, get it. It's not as if it's a Ferrari that will own you, it's an affordable car.

Greg
Adding to that it's something that should hold its value well. Miata's did and have continued to do so, and I can only imagine Alfa's doing the same thing, especially when the 124 is that much more special than the Miata its based off of.
 

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Not to thread jack or anything.. but why is everyone assuming that it will hold its value... ?

On OP though, I think that's a good enough reason. It'll mean more to you than just buying anything random because you have memories you can relate it to. Can't put a price on that
 

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Some people look out for how well a vehicle will hold its value in comparison to what else they can get, all to help reduce the overall financial impact it might have.

Other just don't care and want to have fun, which is completely fine. Just depends on who you are and your finances.
 

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Definitely agree with that, what you can obtain is in direct correlation to who you are and where you stand for sure. Priorities, responsibility, there are a lot of factors and variables that tie in to these things
 
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