Fiat 124 Spider owners manuals
- Jumps Out Of Gear affecting the 2017 model
- Engine/ Trans Lights On/Off seen in the 2017 model
- The optional automatic transmission below expectations
- Narrow interior and limited load capacity
- Loud and rough-riding, on highways
- Issues with taller drivers
The Fiat 124 Spider is a two-passenger, rear-drive roadster produced by Mazda for FCA and launched in 2015 at the LA Auto Show for the model year 2016. The 124 nameplate and exterior design remember the Fiat 124 Sport Spider, produced from 1966 to 1985.
Mostly based on the fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata roadster, and produced beside the MX-5 at Mazda's Hiroshima factory, the 124 shares its mechanicals, platform, top mechanism and interior with the MX-5. The only differences are the engine, uniquely tuned to absorb shock, the exterior styling, slightly extended length and load volume over the MX-5.
The Fiat 124 Spider comes in three trim levels: the Classica, Lusso, and Abarth. All three trims are equipped with a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine producing 160 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque in Classica and Lusso trims and 164 horsepower and 184 lb-ft in Abarth trim. Power is sent to the rear wheels through either a six-speed manual transmission or an optional six-speed automatic.