Why the 2018 FIAT 124 Spider is One Cool Car Under $35,000

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It’s summer and nothing beats driving down the open road with the wind flowing through your hair. And what better vehicle to do that in than the FIAT 124 Spider?

The 2018 FIAT 124 Spider is one of the 10 Coolest Cars Under $35,000 determined by Driving Today, an independent 3rd-party info source for car buyers and car owners since 1999, and was the top convertible on the list beating out the following models:

  • 2018 MINI Cooper S Convertible
  • 2018 Ford Mustang Convertible
  • 2018 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
  • 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata

“The Fiat 124 channels the best aspects of the traditional sports car," says Driving Today contributing editor Jack R. Nerad. How does this roadster channel those aspects? Let’s find out!

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Cool Features of the 2018 FIAT 124 Spider

The first reason why the 2018 FIAT 124 Spider is so cool is because it’s a convertible. The top can be an acoustic headliner or come in Bordeaux Red if you opt for the Red Top Edition. Either way, you can enjoy an open-air driving experience and make the most out of New Jersey summers.

Driving Today also cites the 164-horsepower turbocharged engine, Fiat-heritage-inspired exterior styling and Italian-influenced interior as reasons why the 124 Spider made the 10 Coolest Cars Under $35,000 list. The design and the performance of this roadster are what make it stand out on the road.

The listmaker was truly impressed by the FIAT 124 Spider Abarth model. Besides the rear backup camera onboard and the direct handling you’ll get, Driving Today loved the following performance-enhancing aspects of the Abarth:

  • Bilstein sport suspension
  • Mechanical limited-slip differential
  • Front strut tower bar
  • Sport mode selector
  • Sport-tuned chrome quad-tip exhaust with a cool exhaust note
  • Short-throw shifter to power through the 6 forward gears
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What’s inside of the 2018 FIAT 124 Spider is also impressive. Both you and your passengers will enjoy the following standard and available features:

  • 9-speaker Bose audio system to hear your favorite songs crystal clear even with the roof down
  • GPS navigation system to get to any destination without getting lost
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel & shift knob for an elegant look & feel
  • Comfortable premium cloth or leather-trimmed seating options
  • Hands-free calling capability via Bluetooth

This roadster also keeps you safe on urban roads found in NYC or when driving on highways in North NJ & Upstate NY thanks to a number of features such as 4 airbags, the enhanced accident response system and upgrades like the ParkSense rear park assist system and blind spot monitoring with rear cross path detection.

The 124 Spider has also won numerous accolades including the Sporty Performance Car Best Buy award from Consumer Guide Automotive for the 2nd year in a row because of its ratings and being a good value compared to other vehicles in its class. Contact Ramsey Fiat to learn more about the 2018 FIAT 124 Spider or schedule a test drive!

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