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In a fat suit. I still like it though
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It's a little difficult to get a good look at the old 124 in that video, but I (very) nearly bought a 1968 model with the (I think) 1608 engine, and it looked very, very like the one in the video.
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Drove the new Fiat 124 last week at the Press driving event here in San Diego.

Liked it.....made deposit today for CLASSICA, 6-Spd Manual, ROSSO RED...only option is 'Technology Collection'.
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Drove the new Fiat 124 last week at the Press driving event here in San Diego.

Liked it.....made deposit today for CLASSICA, 6-Spd Manual, ROSSO RED...only option is 'Technology Collection'.
Did u see it in lots of different colours? I know it's subjective but what colours suit the car best....my current shortlist are red, blue, bronze or urban white perlescent - all with brown interior.....is the red a deep, darker red like it seems to be on the configurator. I've got a deposit down on the anniversary limited edition but I have decided I prefer the tan interior so will probably wait now.....
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The limited colour choice is a real disappointment IMHO.
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Agreed, far to many dingey colours. Grey, black.... zzzzzz
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The limited colour choice is a real disappointment IMHO.
Check out the fab colours available for the new Tipo on the configurator! LoL
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Wow! Now that's a car that will be jolly hard to find in a car park on a dark night!

I look back fondly at the wonderful range of colours available on the Barchetta - yellow, orange, red, that terrific metallic blue. Colours to put a smile on your face. All Fiat now wants to offer is drab, drab and more drab.
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Wow! Now that's a car that will be jolly hard to find in a car park on a dark night!

I look back fondly at the wonderful range of colours available on the Barchetta - yellow, orange, red, that terrific metallic blue. Colours to put a smile on your face. All Fiat now wants to offer is drab, drab and more drab.
I know, it's weird isn't it? Im still not sure which colour the 124 looks best in.... red or blue.
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I think any car which shares a platform has an uphill struggle and has to prove itself. It isn't always very well executed though - Jag X Type anyone?

I think it's a very good idea. Internally its very much badge engineering (albeit with Italian leather) but the exterior transforms the car.

It looks much larger and purposeful that the MX5. Where the Mazda is a car you chuck around and rev the t*ts off; the Spider is a car to cruise and enjoy the drop-top thrills.

Besides Mazda bits married with Italian styling surely that's a perfect match?

I haven't even collected my new 500 yet and I'm already planning in my diary a test drive and probable trade in date. lol
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It's just too much money for what it is tbh.

The Abarth version....is getting on for Mustang Money. Granted only the Ecoboost version but it's still a lot of car to compare against.

The MX5 has been unbeatable for years and I don't think that dressing one up, giving it the name of a classic and charging more for it is the way to beat it.

At least they didn't badge it as as Alfa. That was the original plan...
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I don't know... the car may otherwise look great but this double everything face is a bit weird imo.
I think the white color in the picture accentuates that "double face" look. Mine is dark gray and the double grill looks aggressive kind of like some Astin Martin's.
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My dad bought a Prima edizione, and I got to drive it. I prefer the manual, but the prima is soooo pretty. I have a video of it, but I cannot post links yet.

My friends have all driven mx-5's for years, and while fun I've never been interested in one enough, but after driving the 124, if my wife wouldn't kill me I probably would buy one. It rides so much better than a mx-5, and I find the seats to be more comfortable as well.
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I think the white color in the picture accentuates that "double face" look. Mine is dark gray and the double grill looks aggressive kind of like some Astin Martin's.
I'm going for bronze..... (No Olympic connection!)
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