I owned a 70's something Fiat 124 and I think Fiat did a good job with the new car's appearance. I've driven several different makes with turbocharged engines and I don't like the way they seem to fall flat when you release the clutch and wait for the boost to build. In addition most require premium gas (the Miata does too) which negates some of the claimed fuel economy advantage. I'd buy the V6 Mustang. Six speed, regular gas, convertible if you want.
Of course my opinion only applies to a car with a manual transmission. An automatic does a good job of covering the shortcomings of a turbocharged engine. But an automatic changes a sports car into just a sporty car. Camaros and
Mustangs were always viewed as sporty cars, but at least they weren't made fun of if they had a manual transmission. Previously Corvettes were always in that in-between world where it was too big to be a sports car, but certainly more sporty than the other American products. Still, an automatic Corvette will get no respect. Might as well own a scooter.
2017 Patriot Latitude, FWD, 2.4, 5sp, 430 radio/backup camera. 2016 Patriot Sport, FWD, 2.0, 5sp, air, power group. Mopar Splash Guards, Mopar cargo cover, AVS In-Channel Ventvisor, General Altimax RT43 tires, Curt Class III 13081 hitch, front windows tinted to match others, Sport driver's seat raised.