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Hi,

Just wondered if anyone is considering buying one of these. I must admit, I'll be taking a test drive - I think they look bloody lovely and it's rear wheel drive to boot.

My only concern is that it won't feel Italian enough with it being basically an MX5 underneath (apart from the engine).

Your thoughts?
 

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I'll certainly be taking a close look and a testdrive. Some say that the original Mx5 derives more from the original 124 Spider , other than the Elan style which it initially followed.
 

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I'm not sure what feeling Italian is from a chassis view. I do know that previous MX5's have been seriously good.
Drive one and decide. Me, I prefer the MX5's looks to that of the Fiat from pictures.
 

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A friend who went to Goodwood had a chance to compare the Fiat and the Mazda and ,on looking in the boot , could spot the join where the "Italian " car extends from the original. I still find the Mazda looks a bit crumpled on the corners of the bumpers, perhaps to maximise the difference from the bigger boxier Fiat.
 

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Hi,

Just wondered if anyone is considering buying one of these. I must admit, I'll be taking a test drive - I think they look bloody lovely and it's rear wheel drive to boot.

My only concern is that it won't feel Italian enough with it being basically an MX5 underneath (apart from the engine).

Your thoughts?
Saw the car at the expo in Geneva in the flesh and found it a terrific Italian styling. The first drives are positive. Haven't driven it myself though.
 

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I had a quick look last weekend as I went to check out the Giulia and they also had the 124 there. Very nice design, interior was very stylish.
 

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I'm not sure what feeling Italian is from a chassis view. I do know that previous MX5's have been seriously good.
Drive one and decide. Me, I prefer the MX5's looks to that of the Fiat from pictures.
I think the Fiat has more of a cool factor, seems every MX5 is driven by an old bloke.

Poo! What have I just said, I'm an old bloke (ish):biglaugh:
 
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I think the Fiat has more of a cool factor, seems every MX5 is driven by an old bloke.

Poo! What have I just said, I'm an old bloke (ish):biglaugh:
A refreshing change from Hairdresser :lol:
 

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I like the look of the Arbarth and quite fancy one, my brother and his wife had an MX5, great car, fun to drive but my son put me off one when he pointed out they were the chosen weapon of the over 50's(read brother). Dream crashed. However, having had an original, I just so like the idea of another.
 
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