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124 Spider over and out?

Does anyone seem to know if the insane people in charge of decisions have dropped the 124 Spider from the UK?

It's missing from both the website and the January 2019 price list?!!!

I know some wouldn't mourn it's loss as they prefer the Abarth but I like the composure and relitive quietness of the Fiat version. much prefer wind in the hair motoring to raucous burbles and growls (although the Abarth is stunning too) just in different ways.

This is a real shame if true and it screws up my plans to change mine in two years for another Fiat version if this turns out to be true
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Re: 124 Spider over and out?

Perhaps it's temporary while they get the emissions retested under the new testing regime?
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Re: 124 Spider over and out?

When I bought my Tipo in September last year and was chatting about availability of different models the dealer said that the 124 was unavailable until early 2019. Whilst it's been showing on the Fiat website, it was only the S-Design model, not the Classica, Lusso, Lusso Plus models, so maybe they were just keeping it on the website whilst running stocks down.

I don't think it'll be gone permanently - I see as many of the Fiat's as I do the Mazda MX5's so it'll be a crazy decision if dropped for good. The 1.4 MultiAir engine used in the 124 has been phased out of or replaced on other models that it was fitted to including the 500X, Jeep Renegade and Alfa MiTo/Giulietta, so i reckon they'll be getting ready to sell it with the new 1.3 FireFly engine fitted to the 500X & Renegade. In those models it's auto-only, which might not suit the 124, so perhaps they need to configure it with a manual box and then get Mazda's factory tooled up to fit it, which I assume is a slower process than fitting it in Fiat's own plants.
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Re: 124 Spider over and out?

I've recently purchased a 124 S-design, as said before, love the Abarth, but really would at times find the noise annoying, so went S-design instead.


I think that Fiat is updating the 124, rather than pulling the plug. Dealers are saying that they cannot place factory orders, rather than can't place orders at all. Given it's the winter, now is the time for Fiat to do this ready for the spring / summer.
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Re: 124 Spider over and out?

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Perhaps it's temporary while they get the emissions retested under the new testing regime?


Nothing to do with that otherwise they could not have registered any new cars after Sept 2018
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Re: 124 Spider over and out?

Autocar now reporting that it's been withdrawn from sale in the UK, and that Fiat is concentrating on sales of the Abarth version for its RHD markets.

Given that Fiat is led by a bunch of muppets, this doesn't bode well.
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Re: 124 Spider over and out?

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Autocar now reporting that it's been withdrawn from sale in the UK, and that Fiat is concentrating on sales of the Abarth version for its RHD markets.

Given that Fiat is led by a bunch of muppets, this doesn't bode well.


I think it is odd that Fiat does not now list the 124 at all, and Autocar are speculating that, but Fiat have not confirmed it either way.

If the 124 does get pulled, grab a new one whilst you can !!
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Re: 124 Spider over and out?

RHD only then, since here in Belgium it can still be configured:
https://www.fiat.be/nl/124-speciale-...ator/#/version
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