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Has anyone seen the Abarth 124 Spider pricing? R649 900 seems a bit steep! Especially when the most expensive MX5 on which it's based is over R200k cheaper.

It's a nice car but it's not R650k nice.

I realise it's faster than the MX5 but not enough to justify a R200k+ price difference.
 

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But it has a scorpion on it!

Scorpions are like racing stripes. They just make everything twice as fast, don't you know?
 

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mmm... Good luck with sales. Hopefully they sell a few so we can buy them after a couple of years at more realistic prices. What do they sell for in UK? I see the top of range Fiat version is UKP 23,000 (R370K approx)
 

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The top of the line Fiat version in the UK is actually priced at about 25 000 pounds, which is about R420 000.

The UK starting price for the 124 Abarth is just under 30 000 pounds, which is about R500 000 at the moment. Abarth - Car Configurator


In the UK the Maxda MX5 starts at 18 500 pounds (R310 000), but that is for a bog standard 1.5 litre version. In SA you only get the 2 litre version, starting at R441 700.

In the UK, the 2 litre version's price starts at 21 800 pounds, which is about R366 000. I'm assuming the rest of the specs to be the same as the SA starting version.

Still a R75 000 gap, but that's what stupid car taxes do for you.
 

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Its madness. I love the car but at that price i doubt they'll be flying off the showroom floor.
 

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to be honest if you take a mx5 and change the suspension setup to high quality. do a high quality turbo conversion that is streetable oem forged internals like todays oem turbo engines and do a big brake upgrade and all the other bits and bobs you are looking at close to an extra 200k easily

so its not that bad honestly. rather blame the mazda base price for being too high haha

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