Just a quick reminder when you are searching for 124 parts (except, of course, the engine) start by checking the Mazda sites first. Case in point - I needed a new trim piece to cover the wire coming from the rain sensor. Mazda $3.00, Fiat $34.00. Really?
No need to adjust your search. LOL I think FCA is doing everything to shoot themselves in the foot. People are not stupid, they know Mx5 and 124 have about 70% common parts and people will shop around. If Mazda can sell it cheaper why not compete. Hey same piece and buy it from Mazda.