Fiat 124 Spider: What you need to know before you buy

By Staff Writer
Apr 28, 2023 | Fiat, Tech Tips, Fiat 124 Spider, 124 Spider, Buyer's Guide | Posted in Buyer's Guides | From the Aug. 2018 issue | Never miss an article

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Brian Goodwin

Replacing the restrictive crunch-bent exhaust system is my favorite opportunity to add both power and fun. The factory cross-pipe in particular is crunch-bent down to about 1.7 inches in places, giving enthusiasts a nice opportunity to bolt on an exhaust system to gain torque while improving turbo spool. The Abarth version already has a fun exhaust …

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mad_machine (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/8/20 12:18 p.m.

One of the very few cars I would trade my 500 Abarth in on.

MichaelRogers New Reader
4/28/23 11:22 p.m.

Have you ever done anything with the Escort ZX2? I can't even find a roadtest of one 

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