Used Abarth 124 Spider for sale
The Abarth 124 Spider is a sporty 2-seater roadster (otherwise known as a convertible) that offers engaging performance figures as well as bold looks.
Based on the same platform as the Fiat 124 Spider, the Abarth 124 Spider is suitable if you're after a more dynamic driving experience than what its tamer Fiat counterpart can offer. It's also a good alternative to the Abarth 595 and 695 convertibles if you want a traditional-looking top-down sports car.
There's a range of features for you to enjoy in the Abarth 124 Spider on a hot summer's day, such as:
- Various bits of available equipment
- Simple engine line-up
- Various colour combinations
- A hearty exhaust note
Discover the benefits of the Abarth 124 Spider in more detail below.
Engines and Driving Experience
There's one engine to choose from; a 1.4-litre MultiAir turbo petrol engine that produces 168bhp and is capable of launching the car from 0 to 62mph in as little as 6.8 seconds. Both manual and automatic gearboxes can be found, but the manual may offer more feel and engagement.
When you open up the throttle, a heart-racing noise is released from the Record Monza exhaust system to remind you that you're behind the wheel of a sports roadster. Other features such as Brembo brakes and Bilstein shock absorbers allow you to throw the car into corners with maximum control.
Most surprisingly, you can get as much as 44.1mpg on a combined run. Pair this with the drive mode selector, which allows you to choose from various modes to suit your driving style, and you have a good daily drive, if you don't need a lot of space that is.
Practicality and Running Costs
Practicality is often not a part of the sports roadster DNA, meaning a few sacrifices do have to be made when buying this type of vehicle. However, the 124 Spider's interior doesn't feel cramped, providing plenty of room for both driver and their companion.
The roof folds up and down quickly, meaning you can react to changing weather conditions in a small amount of time. 140 litres of boot space will also be found, which is enough space for a couple of bags of luggage - ideal for weekend getaways.
Due to its performance figures, the 124 Spider's running costs will be towards the top end of the scale. Insurance ranges between groups 29 and 31 (out of 50) depending on specification. All Evans Halshaw dealerships are well-equipped to deal with any servicing or maintenance requirements.
Interior, Technology and Safety
Inside the cabin there are supportive, racing-inspired seats and various bits of Alcantara trim placed across the dashboard to give a sportier feel. The dashboard is also simply laid out, with all controls being within reach of the driver. All 124 Spiders come with a numbered plaque placed between the two seats, giving the car a more special feel.
Heated seats, cruise control and a 7-inch touchscreen come as standard across the range, but higher specification examples may see features such as sat nav, a BOSE sound system and a visibility pack which includes full LED headlights.
A number of safety features are also available, such as:
- Parking sensors
- Four airbags
- Electronic brake force distribution (EBD)
- Electric stability control (ESC)
Is the Abarth 124 Spider right for me?
The Abarth 124 Spider is right for those who want an exciting weekend car that can also double as a decent daily drive thanks to its fuel economy figures.
Fiat's version of the 124 Spider, as previously mentioned, is a good alternative if you want something more tame. The popular Mazda MX-5 is the go-to sports roadster for many, but if you're working with a bigger budget and fancy something more luxurious, the Audi TT Roadster and BMW Z4 are a great place to start.
Why purchase a used Abarth 124 Spider through Evans Halshaw?
At Evans Halshaw, we have a wide variety of quality used vehicles for you to choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our expert teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it is inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted throughout.
All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same day delivery on a selection of used cars, meaning you never have to wait for the car you want.
If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw retailer, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.