I looked at a local 2017 Fiat 124 Abarth with 12,000 miles and a 2016 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack with 7,500 miles. Both have 2 doors, a 6-speed manual, navigation, white exterior and black leather. That’s where the similarities end. For an additional $8,000, the Dodge gets me 485 HP, 6.4 liters of HEMI glory, much faster 0-60 times, a much more comfortable interior, seating for up to five people, a huge trunk, an amazing exhaust sound, power sunroof, 18 speakers, those fun SRT performance pages, stunning 20” wheels, heated AND ventilated seats, telescopic steering wheel, blind spot monitor, world-class braking, confident handling and a comfortable ride, and infinitely more road presence. The Dodge gives up open-air motoring, nimbler handling and fuel efficiently. Yes, I know, comparing the Spider and the Challenger is like apples and oranges. But the Challenger Scat Pack represents one of the biggest bangs-for-the-buck in the market; the Spider Abarth not so much. There’s no way I can justify getting the Spider, even at a lower price. It’s more like comparing an apple...and a double cheeseburger with fries.