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Old 06-12-2016   #1
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Thoughts about the new 124 spider?

Yesterday I went to try the new 124 spider and I think it's pretty cool.

I have 2 problems with it that make it a no go for me tho...

First of all there is no hard top, and they haven't planned ever making one...
I live in a city where it would be vandalized all the time, plus a hard top would make it much more usable to me.

And the second problem is the pricing... The car I saw was the Lusso version, because it's the only way to get leather seats, but it costs more than 30k euros, with no options, and with that kind of money you would pretty much get a full optional mx-5 2.0...

What do you guys think? Is the new 124 worth the price?
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Re: Thoughts about the new 124 spider?

Probably needs to be £5000 cheaper at least and id imagine soon there will be deals. Still not seen one on the road yet. The mx5 would probably be my choice
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Re: Thoughts about the new 124 spider?

It's too flashy for me to ever see myself in one!

But it's stunning looking, though I don't think many will choose a Fiat over a Mazda (unless they are specifically fans of Fiat of course!) which could be a problem.

I really hope it does sell for the sake of keeping Fiat in business for the rest of us!
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It's too flashy for me to ever see myself in one!

But it's stunning looking, though I don't think many will choose a Fiat over a Mazda (unless they are specifically fans of Fiat of course!) which could be a problem.

I really hope it does sell for the sake of keeping Fiat in business for the rest of us!
I didn't even consider an mx5, the fiat is so much better looking and has a turbo engine. What's not to like? I hear it's selling well. In USA 124 sales are not far behind the mx5/miata
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Re: Thoughts about the new 124 spider?

Nice piece about the 124 on the grand tour (top gear) series 11 or 12 cant remember which.
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Re: Thoughts about the new 124 spider?

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Nice piece about the 124 on the grand tour (top gear) series 11 or 12 cant remember which.
Yes. I saw that. I think it was episode 11. The one with the Maserati challenge.
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Gorgeous spec. That really suits the shape of the car. Are those your wheels?
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Re: Thoughts about the new 124 spider?

Thanks. Not sure why the photo posted twice tho. Yes they are the standard wheels..... Thinking of getting the retro style ones from the accessories catalogue though (maybe)
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Thanks. Not sure why the photo posted twice tho. (maybe)
I think that was my fault... I replied and it reposted the pic. I haven't worked out how to stop that happening yet.
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Re: Thoughts about the new 124 spider?

Just watched the Spider get a slating on Top Gear by the geezer out of Friends!
Yeah, ok, it might be Mazda but hey - You stick to sit-coms and we'll stick to enjoying our cars! For me, it's the styling. Nice to drive and looks great. I love mine. Just a shame the Spider is always compared to the MX5 and not the other way around. Just need a bit of decent weather but that wasn't an accessory that the dealership would supply!
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Re: Thoughts about the new 124 spider?

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Nice piece about the 124 on the grand tour (top gear) series 11 or 12 cant remember which.
11.... Abarth
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