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Here are the prices I got in the UK for many of the accessories in the catalogue, including VAT:

Red air vent bezels £159.60
Cup holders (pair) £126.00
3 pedal kit for manuals £134.40
Foot rest (RHD) £67.20
Red 124 badge £69.26
Black 124 Spider badge £65.17
Silver mirror covers £92.40
Rubber mats LHD £151.82
Splash guards £186.61
Console cubby net £84.00
Indoor car cover £470.66

At those prices, I can't imagine that many people will be buying. Some of the accessories have appeared on ebay already at more sensible prices. I'm waiting for cup holder prices to come down, or MX5/Miata ND owners deciding that they don't want theirs (supplied as standard with the car).

And if you think those prices are high, guess how much the clear glass "wind screen" is to replace the standard item between the seats? Are you sitting down?
 

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Likewise I checked-out some prices. I found an alternative source (let's call it Fleabay) for a tailored indoor cover at £44.10, and for the red badge which is due for delivery this week at £49.99 + £1.50 p&p. Or you can make one by printing the online image and sticking it to a piece of cardboard and covering it in Sellotape at zero cost (not classy but it gave me an idea of what the real badge will look like). But a word of caution -- look carefully and you'll find that the segment of the grille where the badge goes is a clip-in item which is easily prised-out, so beware trophy hunters !
 

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Likewise I checked-out some prices. I found an alternative source (let's call it Fleabay) for a tailored indoor cover at £44.10, and for the red badge which is due for delivery this week at £49.99 + £1.50 p&p.
Good old Desira Parts, I've used them a few times in the past to get parts for my Coupe.

Be careful with the covers however, most on ebay are for the original 124 Spider (1966-1985) although dimensions are not too dissimilar (but if any have door mirror pockets, they will likely not match up). I have an outdoor cover (used as an indoor cover) on my 1985 SpiderEuropa sat in the garage alongside the 2016 Spider, I will have to try the old cover on the new car!

The original 124 Spider is L = 3971, W = 1613 (no mirrors) and H = 1250 (dimensions in mm) up until the big chunky US-spec bumpers were added, then it became L = 4107, W = 1613 (not allowing for mirrors) and H = 1270 so you can see the extra length, but I'm surprised that the height didn't increase more with the increased ride height dictated by the US legislation at the time. I'l double-check with the handbooks and other literature I have since these figures came off t'Interweb.

Anyhow, the 2016 Spider is L = 4054, W = 1740 and H = 1233. The cover I have is quite baggy in terms of width so should fit OK, I'll let you know!
 

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Good old Desira Parts, I've used them a few times in the past to get parts for my Coupe. QUOTE]

Be careful with the covers however, most on ebay are for the original 124 Spider (1966-1985)


Thanks - I'll unpack it and do a trial fit then post a pic (if it's any good !)
 

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So, no guesses for the price of the clear glass "wind screen"...?

Are you sitting down? £704.75 :eek:
 

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Spider red 124 front badge

My Mopar item has arrived and it looks like a polished alloy casting that has been over-sprayed red, not the enamelled/chromed item I had anticipated….. It comes with a small kit of bits, I had never before seen one of the little “Tape Primer Dauber Applicators” (they look like a small cigarette), so I checked the 3M website for product info. It only shows a can of the stuff, so I looked for a similar product on Ebay and it said: “Simple to use crack-and-apply functionality”. The technique is to wipe the appropriate cell of the grille moulding with the alcohol prep pad, then “crack and apply” the adhesion promoter and carefully smear that over the same cell. Wait the specified 5 mins then peel-off the backing tape from the badge and put in in position. Is it a worthwhile GB£50 addition to the car? Possibly, but a tankful of petrol for the same price would probably produce more smiles. And as I noted before, the whole cell can be prised out, so you may want to stick that in place too ! :|
 

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Good old Desira Parts, I've used them a few times in the past to get parts for my Coupe. QUOTE]

Be careful with the covers however, most on ebay are for the original 124 Spider (1966-1985)


Thanks - I'll unpack it and do a trial fit then post a pic (if it's any good !)
I bought a Coverguard cover from Good-Win racing. It fits perfect, except the grommet for the antenna is too small a diameter to fit very far down on the stubby. I'll be shopping for a larger grommet. For $69, it is a pretty good deal. http://www.good-win-racing.com/Mazda-Performance-Part/30-1103F.html
 

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124 badge

I want one but not willing to pay that price for poor quality like that.. I will gladly do with out. Thanks for the pictures.
Aftermarket (and even OEM) chromed/enamelled badges were available for my previous Audi TT roadster, and despite the crash in the GB£ post-"Brexit" they are still available online for much less than the Mopar 124 badge. I have considered getting mine properly enamelled or powder coated, but the problem is the metallurgy with aluminium and the amount of heat required to bake the enamel. Can anyone out there with an Abarth or Anniversary please post a pic of the OEM 124 badge on their car ??
 

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Spider 124 red badge

My Mopar item has arrived....
It's an easy fix following the instructions. It will only fit properly in one cell of the grille -- the one which covers the towing eye. It takes seconds to remove with a popsicle stick (you have been warned), and as I'm not anticipating using the towing eye anytime soon, I used some black silicone sealer to help retain the cell in place. The end result is just like the Anniversary Edition brochure pic, so overall I'm pleased.:)
 

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It's an easy fix following the instructions. It will only fit properly in one cell of the grille -- the one which covers the towing eye. It takes seconds to remove with a popsicle stick (you have been warned), and as I'm not anticipating using the towing eye anytime soon, I used some black silicone sealer to help retain the cell in place. The end result is just like the Anniversary Edition brochure pic, so overall I'm pleased.:)
My dictionary says exclusive means belonging to a particular individual or group and no other, not shared

Look at the Anniversary Edition photo (no 3 above)
"and exclusive details : Premium silver mirror covers - you can buy them.
124 Badge you can buy as above and
unique number plate - which you cannot buy (yet !!).

FCA have very creative publicity department. Is a definition of creative: dishonest?
 

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My dictionary says exclusive means belonging to a particular individual or group and no other, not shared
Other dictionaries cite alternate definitions of 'exclusive' such as expensive or available to a selected few. Examples: an exclusive store, item, brand, restaurant, hotel, or neighborhood.

The most recent badge looks to be of much higher quality – very nice!

No mention or source listed yet for red mirror caps or the red lower fascia lip? I'll be needing those.
 
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