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I expect a retractable hardtop, but would be happily shocked if they offered a fixed roof version. There have been rumors of a Miata fixed roof version for decades in the US. I believe they did make a few at one time exclusive for the JDM only.
 

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Here is the Mazda Miata RF which was just unveiled in New York, and it looks great. The roof is nice and smooth, unblemished by copious amounts of seams. The overall shape is a bit more targa than hardtop convertible.

Opening the roof is as easy as hitting a button.

There is added weight, but Mazda hasn't told us how much. Surely, the weight will be acceptable given how gorgeous the MX-5 RF looks.



 

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I would consider a coupe, but I don't think that I would want to spend an extra $2,000 just to make the roof hard instead of fabric. Both are still convertibles ultimately.
 

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IMO a hard top looks better and admittedly, my convertible tops are usually up most days so I'd rather like to have a nice looking hardtop while it is up. $2000 isn't a lot in the grand scheme of things.
 

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Historically, someone always makes a decent removable hardtop for convertible Fiats. I'm sure it will happen again for this car.

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Now that the Miata CONVERTIBLE hard top has been released (to the press at least), I absolutely hope the 124 will get it. The overall shape of the top is more what you'd expect on a Italian mid-engined car vs a Japanese roadster. I e-mailed Fiat USA this morning to ask if the Miata's hard-top will be available. We'll see! Does anyone know thus far? I'm cross-shopping this with 2 cars 2x it's price, the Alfa 4C and the Giulia Qudrafolio (not interested in the base Giulia). A hardtop version, in particular because of the rear window treatment (more Ferrari 458/499 than anything out of Japan) could convince me to save some $30,000
 

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The Miata _Retractable Fastback_ option is likely up to Fiat as far as building it. It might displace some production line capacity for other 124 models though. I'd imagine Mazda has a limit to how many 124s are run down the line. To hear the tales, there is a lot of interest in the RF car from new buyers who did not like the NC PRHT design.

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The Miata _Retractable Fastback_ option is likely up to Fiat as far as building it. It might displace some production line capacity for other 124 models though. I'd imagine Mazda has a limit to how many 124s are run down the line. To hear the tales, there is a lot of interest in the RF car from new buyers who did not like the NC PRHT design.

Pete

Conversely, I wonder how many potential buyers would prefer PRHT over RF. To each their own. I took a close look at PRHT and concluded the soft top was a better match for me. PRHT's biggest advantages were security and snow piling resistance.
 

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Whew. I can't imagine wanting all that extra "stuff" on my Spider. As I wait for my car, I am strategizing how I can keep the top down as much as possible, except for rainy days. Since I haven't a garage, this means making a tonneau cover and a modified top-down car cover. At the dealer's, I sat in a Spider with the top up and, to me, it feels very low and, well, enclosing. To me this car seems, unlike a mid-sized cabriolet, to be really made for having its top down. As though the rag top is a reluctant compromise with the reality that the weather can indeed be lousy some days.
 

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Hi, new to the forum here but planning on getting an Abarth 124 with 6spd. I'm interested in a hardtop too but a soft top isn't a deal breaker for me. Have any of you seen the aftermarket hard top for the Miata? I'm wondering if it would fit on the 124. Any thoughts on this? Supposedly soon to be available in carbon fiber or FRP and utilizes the glass from the softop. Wondering how it would like on the 124.

http://rev9autosport.com/blog/first-2016-mx-5-nd-hardtop-released-in-japan/
 

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