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Offline Portti

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Re: 500 Abarth oversupply issues
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2008, 08:52:02 pm »
One of the guys on FF has pointed out that in Germany there are currently 125 Abarth 500's for sale sitting ready and waiting in dealers showrooms. They are a mix of demonstrators, pre-reg and new.

That would be me. ;)

...This apparent oversupply can't be good for secondhand values.  ...

I have been following the german 500 Abarth market pretty closely since I might buy my car from there. I don't see any signs of oversupply of the 500A in the german market at the moment. There are no big discounts available at the moment and the number of cars for sale is in no way exceptional. Like somebody else said the German market is huge and there should be quite many cars for sale at one time.

The internet discount new car brokers in germany usually have quite big discounts available for most new cars. You can get on average approx. 15 per cent discount on most new cars. You can get 15 per cent off from a new Golf VI which is a brand new model. However the regular 500 is one of the few exceptions where the discounts are approx. 5 per cent. 500 Abarth is mostly not yet available through these brokers.
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    Re: 500 Abarth oversupply issues
    « Reply #16 on: December 05, 2008, 09:02:10 pm »
    Thanks Portti, I didn't know it was you that had made the comment on FF. Obviously you are not 12 years old and I meant no offence, but you have to see my point about not knowing who people are that post on forums.
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    Re: 500 Abarth oversupply issues
    « Reply #17 on: December 05, 2008, 09:18:59 pm »
    ... Obviously you are not 12 years old ....

    Yes, I'm quite a bit older than that. ;) No offence taken and I do get your point.
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    Re: 500 Abarth oversupply issues
    « Reply #18 on: December 06, 2008, 01:00:45 am »
    What they are doing horribly wrong however is making the UK wait so long, no real detail on exact launch and not supplying the dealers with brochures, demos etc so people can see what they are being asked to put money down for.

    Someone from Fiat please please read this guys wisdom.


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    Re: 500 Abarth oversupply issues
    « Reply #19 on: December 06, 2008, 02:46:03 pm »
    Ryan, Why would Fiat care? Abarth is not Fiat, they  are completely different companies.
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    Re: 500 Abarth oversupply issues
    « Reply #20 on: December 06, 2008, 06:11:22 pm »

    What they are doing horribly wrong however is making the UK wait so long, no real detail on exact launch and not supplying the dealers with brochures, demos etc so people can see what they are being asked to put money down for.

    totally agree with this... the lack of a brochure for both the APG and the A500 is pritty poor to be honest!... i mean there cant be another car out there that you cant get a brochure for!?
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    Re: 500 Abarth oversupply issues
    « Reply #21 on: December 06, 2008, 06:35:39 pm »
    It's a bit of a pisstake tbh - all i've received is a letter telling me what i already know and a spec sheet with a picture of the dash from a GPA  ::)

    I then got an email last week saying the demonstartor won't arrive til January and an attachment of the same spec list I got in the post.

    I feel sorry for the dealers who are obviously struggling to give the customers any information without repeating themselves because abarth can't pull their fingers out. How difficult would it be for them to send 1 demonstrator to each uk dealer and produce say 2000 brochures? I used to work at a printers and could do something like that in about a week!

    If they are oversupplied in germany they could send them over here as demos!! Just have to swap our arms round!  ;D

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    Re: 500 Abarth oversupply issues
    « Reply #22 on: December 06, 2008, 08:15:54 pm »
    Abarth are a bit of a joke to be honest. I work for a company turning over under 10 million a year even they can manage to put decent glossy brochures together on their products. How many people work for Abarth UK? Is it just one man working in the basement of Fiat UK?

    Once you actually get hold of a car, you'll feel a lot better though. The GPA is a good fun car to own and I'm sure that the 500A will be as well.
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