Don’t dismiss the 124 Spider simply because other Fiats have not done well in our tests. Underneath the car’s bodywork - inspired by the Pininfarina-designed 124 Spider from the 1960s and ‘70s - is essentially a Mazda MX-5 Miata. As such it retains the Miata’s nimble, fun-to-drive essence, while bringing a turbocharged engine and decent seats. It also retains the Miata’s tight accommodations and elevated noise levels, making it more of a weekend toy than a daily commuter.
All 124 Spiders come with Fiat/Chrysler’s widely used 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder producing 160 horsepower, as opposed to the Miata’s bigger 2.0-liter four-cylinder. But like the Mazda, you have a choice of a six-speed manual transmission or an optional six-speed automatic.
In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.Read more about extended warranties