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Fiat 124 Spider
The Top Gear car review:Fiat 124 Spider
Final thoughts and pick of the range
First impressions might not convince you. The 124 Spider isn’t as well resolved to look at as its Mazda MX-5 base car, nor is it as sharp to drive. But both of these facets are what make it a fundamentally different car, one that impresses in its own way. It’s softer, comfier and a nicer place to spend time.
All the strong, sensible bits of an MX-5 remain: its affordable price, ease of use, and its delightfully simple manual roof. The Fiat chooses to go more retro in styling and calmer in handling, and for a lot of buyers, that’ll be really appealing. If you think that all sounds a bit boring, then the Abarth 124 Spider is completely different again…
Our choice from the range
This is the one we'd pick...