New Fiat/ Miata 124 spider ---- what the?

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  1. TheMayor

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    Not impressed either, it looks bland.
     
  3. classic308

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    its ok, better than the miata imho. that said, needs an abarth version
     
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    Ugh. Fail.



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    #7 Nurburgringer, Nov 18, 2015
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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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    I think it's brilliant. Much better than a Miata.
     
  12. AJS328

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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.
     
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    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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    I wonder what the design budget was...$50? $100?



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    I think it looks better, but more generic. It could be any makers car from a Disney cartoon.
     
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    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!!!
     
  20. velocetwo

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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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    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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    If they were that tight on cash they should have just copied this exactly and called it a day :D
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    I like it better than the Miata.
     
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    I actually like it, would prefer homegrown but I think it looks pretty damn good...especially in black. The Abarth version should be really interesting...can't wait.
     
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    Looks great in white.
     
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    This ^
     
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    Hi,

    I agree that it underwhelms in the looks department, but I think the deciding factor will be the sound and performance from the Abarth engine. That could change things markedly (as far as I am concerned at least).

    Just my 2 cents,

    Ramin
     

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