Parkers overall rating: 4.3 out of 5 4.3

The Parkers VerdictThe Parkers Verdict

The 124 Spider is an attractive, keenly priced and very enjoyable roadster that successfully updates the timeless appeal of a lightweight, two-seat sports car for the 21st century.

The Fiat’s design is yours to judge but there’s no doubt its handling and ride are every bit as good as the Mazda’s, and while its engine is no rev-hungry firecracker, its relatively torque-rich power delivery makes for effortless performance when you’re cruising and an engaging turn of speed when you’re in a hurry. If you’re looking at either car, you’d be wise to test drive the other before buying.

Read the full Fiat 124 Spider review to find out why this new roadster deserves your attention