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I was originally interested in the new Miata till I discovered Fiat's plan for the 124 Spider! Looking forward to what this turns out to be like compared to the new Miata as we've seen it.
 

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Hey there, I'm in the same boat. I'm so impressed with the new Miata and thought I was going to jump ship from Fiat to Mazda.

As long as Fiat installs the 1.4T from the Abarth, I'm in.
 

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Hey there, I'm in the same boat. I'm so impressed with the new Miata and thought I was going to jump ship from Fiat to Mazda.

As long as Fiat installs the 1.4T from the Abarth, I'm in.
I know what you mean!
Was almost dead set on getting a Miata MX-5, till the Fiat 124 news broke.

Also hoping for the 1.4T, so I can throw on these Akra slip-on's:

 

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I'm was also original interested in the Mazda MX-5 Miata as well! Great looking car!

Since I've heard of Fiat deciding to develop their own version, I'm kind of curious to see what Fiat will come up with when the 124 Spider comes out. I think their take on it will have a more aggressive, solid look over the Miata. Once set with the right engine, of course.

Looking forward to finding out as much information as I can about this little beast. :)
 

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Join the club, I test drove the old model just before Christmas lol. New one not out in the UK until September time so plenty of time for Fiat 124 news to come out.
 

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That it is.
This is one of the reasons I'd love it if we end up getting this engine, already we get a head start on mods as we get to see what is out there.
 

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That it is.
This is one of the reasons I'd love it if we end up getting this engine, already we get a head start on mods as we get to see what is out there.


Exactly, I know there are already several performance ECU tunes out there, as well as exhaust mods, which can unlock more power out of the 1.4T.
 

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Exactly, I know there are already several performance ECU tunes out there, as well as exhaust mods, which can unlock more power out of the 1.4T.
Adding to those perks are all the before and after dyno runs that are probably out by now to show what real world results are like, to make those mods that much more exciting.
 

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Just retired after 40 years in the Fire Service. I gave myself a 1979 Fiat 2000 Spider (red, of course) as a retirement present. Even the wife, says it is one of the best things I ever bought and we are really enjoying it. I think, that it will be easy to talk her into a new one to join it in the garage. But, will wait for the Abarth version. I see, some very subtle design cues in some of the renderings that I have seen. Which is great as the original 124 spider and mine has a lot of it's Peninferina design cues from the Ferrari 250 GT. I is good to see a great design DNA continue.
 

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Just retired after 40 years in the Fire Service. I gave myself a 1979 Fiat 2000 Spider (red, of course) as a retirement present. Even the wife, says it is one of the best things I ever bought and we are really enjoying it. I think, that it will be easy to talk her into a new one to join it in the garage. But, will wait for the Abarth version. I see, some very subtle design cues in some of the renderings that I have seen. Which is great as the original 124 spider and mine has a lot of it's Peninferina design cues from the Ferrari 250 GT. I is good to see a great design DNA continue.
I hope you never get rid of it and instead get the new 124 to park right next to it :D

A combination that should make for a sight to see, good to wake up to in the mornings!
 

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new to the forum. i have been an active member over at miata.net. i currently drive a 1990 miata. i look forward to this forum.
 

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I actually felt the original 124 was patterned after another beautiful pinnifarina design the 275 GT Spyder.

Just retired after 40 years in the Fire Service. I gave myself a 1979 Fiat 2000 Spider (red, of course) as a retirement present. Even the wife, says it is one of the best things I ever bought and we are really enjoying it. I think, that it will be easy to talk her into a new one to join it in the garage. But, will wait for the Abarth version. I see, some very subtle design cues in some of the renderings that I have seen. Which is great as the original 124 spider and mine has a lot of it's Peninferina design cues from the Ferrari 250 GT. I is good to see a great design DNA continue.
 

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I've just joined recently. I've had some cool cars over my life, and kind of looking at the 124 coming out. I will say I love the Alfa 4c, but not sure I want to throw that kind of money, it has it's quirks. I did have an abarth, the motor is quite nice and you can get a good bit more hp for little money.
 
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