The Fiat 124 Spider is finally here. Has it taken a some help from Japan's Mazda to resurrect the affordable Italian sports car? Let us find out.
A little longer, a little heavier, a little more powerful, and except for some bits in the cabin, the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider looks completely different than the Mazda MX-5 that it's based on. The way it rides gives this 124 better compliance than the MX-5. As well, the interior finishing and seats are very Fiat and decidedly upscale.
Inevitably everyone is going to contrast the Fiat 124 with the Mazda Miata, but really it is a matter of taste rather than technology, styling rather than numbers.