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The most affordable convertible is here: the 2018 Fiat 124 Spider

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If you’re looking to drop the top without breaking the bank, the 2018 Fiat 124 Spider is the perfect ride for you.

Italian automakers have a reputation for manufacturing sports cars, but this time it’s different. The Fiat 124 Spider is the perfect combination of design and performance at a fraction of the price.

The resurgence of this classic roadster has caught the eyes of many car enthusiasts, including those who are loyal to the similarly styled Mazda Miata. In fact, both sports cars are assembled at the same plant in Hiroshima, Japan. Despite their similarities, the 124 Spider takes the cake in performance, practicality and — best of all — cost.

Fiat is back to its sporty roots with the 124 Spider. With a starting price of $24,995, it’s hard not to be impressed with this roadster. Everything from the functionality to the exciting driving experience makes this convertible worth more than its price.

The 124 Spider has all of the driving amenities needed with a sportier twist. Drivers who wish to ride with the top down can open or close the roof within a matter of five seconds. The convertible is also equipped with Bose headrest speakers to accommodate top-down cruises.

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Given the lack of space, Fiat has maximized every inch possible for practicality purposes. To do so, the automaker incorporated movable cupholders, a spacious rear glove box, and two hidden storage compartments behind both seats.

One of the quickest 4-cylinder engines in its class, this lightweight convertible takes a lot of drivers by surprise. The 1.4L turbo pushes 164 horsepower with 184 pound-feet of torque while maintaining up to 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. With that type of efficiency, this convertible easily provides the life you want at the price you need.

 

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Photo courtesy of Fiat USA