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Old 11-18-2015, 11:17 AM
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New Fiat/ Miata 124 spider ---- what the?

Horrible looks! They didn't even try to mask that it's a Miata.

2017 Fiat 124 Spider: This Is It, All Official And Stuff

At least it has the Abarth engine. Wonder if it has a manual? But it's not attractive at all IMO. The original had so much visual personality, even if it was pretty much an unreliable rust bucket (I had 2 BTW -- 1800 and 2000 Fi). I liked the 1800 better.
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Not impressed either, it looks bland.
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its ok, better than the miata imho. that said, needs an abarth version
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Old 11-18-2015, 01:03 PM
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Clearly has a manual box but also an auto in the stick location on the center console.

2017 Fiat 124 Spider: Japanese bones, Italian flair

Good comparison of the Miati to 124 here --- the interior looks the same

http://www.autoblog.com/2015/11/18/f...rison-feature/
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Ugh. Fail.



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Old 11-18-2015, 02:12 PM
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I quite like it, but that blue isn't the best color choice.

A Miata in a silly suit with more power and a more interior options (ANYTHING but all black, please). Fine by me.

Fiat's last drop top was pretty cool (drove one for 6 months in Germany) but this'll be RWD and have ~40 more hp.
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I like it!

In TDF and a tan interior, it would be a little beauty of a car. And a 2.0 turbo would be a funnest thing around... And all for the cost of sales tax on a speciale! 8^)

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I don't know, I like it. Really like it in white.
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Old 11-18-2015, 03:41 PM
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I think it's brilliant. Much better than a Miata.
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Old 11-18-2015, 03:53 PM
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Horrible looks! They didn't even try to mask that it's a Miata.

2017 Fiat 124 Spider: This Is It, All Official And Stuff
I agree with you on the looks. I'm really disappointed. I work at a Mazda store and I think the Miata looks way better. this thing is bland and uninteresting.
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Old 11-18-2015, 04:13 PM
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I agree with you on the looks. I'm really disappointed. I work at a Mazda store and I think the Miata looks way better. this thing is bland and uninteresting.
I think it stands out more than the Miata....but not in a good way. The front is ok in the above photo but the rear is a mess. Mazda's in general have bland styling, but that is ok for them. We used to expect more from the Italians. I wonder if M is approving all these bad designs for FIAT associated brands??
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Old 11-18-2015, 04:14 PM
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I wonder what the design budget was...$50? $100?



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Here's what the 2016 Miata looks like. I prefer it to the Fiat, but that's why they have vanilla and chocolate, right?
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Old 11-18-2015, 04:19 PM
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Here's what the 2016 Miata looks like. I prefer it to the Fiat, but that's why they have vanilla and chocolate, right?
I think it looks better, but more generic. It could be any makers car from a Disney cartoon.
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Old 11-18-2015, 04:40 PM
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Here's what the 2016 Miata looks like. I prefer it to the Fiat, but that's why they have vanilla and chocolate, right?
Saw my first new Miata last week at a dealership. Forgot how small they are.
Damn good looking car.

Neither one of them are as sublime as the Alfa concept (however impossible it may be to pass safety/lighting standards...)

I agree that the Fiat should have at least some interior differences, besides materials/colors. A different steering wheel at least (even if the Mazda one is truly great).
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Looks good in white-needs to keep the abarth's exhaust note!!!
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That Fiat just doest look Italian, maybe they wanted to focus on getting the unreliability portion correct.
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Old 11-18-2015, 05:16 PM
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IMO, the Miata's front end looks like a mini-Ferrari/mini-Jag and the FIAT's looks like a mini-Ford Fusion. That's ironic and sad because Ford owns a big chunk of Mazda.
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Old 11-18-2015, 07:47 PM
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I wonder what the design budget was...$50? $100?



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If they were that tight on cash they should have just copied this exactly and called it a day
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