2017 Fiat 124 Spider In-Depth Review: The Not-Miata Miata Evaluated!
The Fiat 124 Spider is a Mazda MX-5 Miata swaddled in Italian evening wear and implanted with a turbocharged Italian heart. A joint production agreement between Fiat and Mazda yanked the iconic 124 Spider nameplate from retirement to adorn a Miata that has had its curvy bodywork and naturally aspirated engine swapped for retro-inspired Italian duds evocative of the original 1960s 124 Spider, with a Fiat-made turbo 1.4-liter four for a more Italian aftertaste. This sauce is spread over a more forgiving al dente suspension tune that gives the Fiat a more relaxed overall demeanor than its Miata sibling. READ MORE ››