The Mazda MX-5 Miata had been disturbed when the Fiat 124 Spider arrived even though both vehicles take on a look that is very similar to each other. Of course the Spider is the new kid on the block and as it was made based on the latest MX-5 but it was tailored to give a different flavour.
The Fiat 124 Spider has gained more recognition than the MX-5 Miata thanks to it gaining a better time on the track. This left the Miata somewhat disturbed, but not overly so.
The Mazda MX-5 Miata has had the last laugh thanks to it enjoying much better sales than the Fiat 124 Spider. The Miata sold 3, 157 units between November 2016 and February 2017, which is 1,575 more than what the Fiat 124 Spider sold.
As sales are all that really matters in the automotive industry, the Mazda MX-5 Miata has laughed in the face of the Fiat 124 Spider, despite it being the older of the two.