One of the Miata forums has an active thread on "best MPGs" that I've been following. Here, I was more interested in getting a sense of real-world averages. Hopefully, those posting will also indicate their driving style, i.e., conservative or aggressive.When I buy (next spring) the 124 will be my summer car only, and I'm hoping that when driven conservatively (55 to 60 mph) it can attain at least around 37 mpg or more.
That's great that you were staying above the EPA estimates with your 500 Abarth. That's encouraging..... On my 500 Abarth, my lifetime average FE was 5 MPG higher than the EPA combined figure, and I could easily do road trips at 38 MPG or above while running HVAC (mine is on and running 100% of the time, even if only to dehumidify).