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Abarth Cars => Abarth 500 => Topic started by: simer on November 11, 2008, 02:52:18 pm

Title: Abarth 500 quote from FF
Post by: simer on November 11, 2008, 02:52:18 pm
QUOTE from Fiat Forum:

"Abarth 500s on the way.

Got a call from my Fiat dealership this morning. It looks like Fiat have given the franchised dealerships to start converting deposits into orders at last.

Delivery estimates for the first 200 (fixed spec) cars are for February.

Strangely they still haven't confirmed the price yet which means those orders are still tentative.

Spec is pretty much as previously described:

White bodywork
Red leather interior
Scorpion graphic on the bonnet
Climate control
Blue & Me (no info on which version exactly)
Tinted windows
Upgraded alloys"

Seems to contradict other info on here - has anyone else been contacted on their order yet?

I've not - more's the pity  :(
Title: Re: Abarth 500 quote from FF
Post by: John501 on November 11, 2008, 03:45:15 pm
I'm not at work today, so I cant check my e-mail, but I still say that the fixed spec, first 200 is a myth (leaving myself open to ridicule when it comes true!!) I was in the meeting when it was discussed, and it was not approved. The fact that they still can't give a price tells me that ordering is not open yet because it would show the price to the dealer on the screen when he put in the "Sirio" order. "Sirio" being the online ordering system to Turin.
After I get back in tommorrow, I will give you an update.
Title: Re: Abarth 500 quote from FF
Post by: AlexK on November 11, 2008, 03:50:37 pm
Yeah, saw that on FF.  The bit that confused me was that the poster was clearly saying his Fiat dealer was handling the sale... not an Abarth dealer.
Title: Re: Abarth 500 quote from FF
Post by: John501 on November 11, 2008, 03:51:29 pm
The clues are all there!!!
Title: Re: Abarth 500 quote from FF
Post by: AlexK on November 11, 2008, 03:53:17 pm
...meaning?  (I know I'm having a 'blonde day', but what am I missing here...?)
Title: Re: Abarth 500 quote from FF
Post by: Portti on November 11, 2008, 04:11:14 pm
...meaning? ...

Perhaps the key word is FIAT dealer instead of an Abarth dealer? That might imply that the info given to the customer might not be totally accurate?
Title: Re: Abarth 500 quote from FF
Post by: AlexK on November 11, 2008, 04:12:59 pm
Well, that was exactly my point!
Title: Re: Abarth 500 quote from FF
Post by: Portti on November 11, 2008, 05:17:22 pm
...and perhaps john501 was trying to imply that all the necessary info to make a conclusion was already in your post...or maybe he meant something completely different. ;)  Hopefully he'll explain later what he meant.
Title: Re: Abarth 500 quote from FF
Post by: John501 on November 11, 2008, 05:58:33 pm
Sorry, I didn't think i'd made a comment that could be taken the wrong way, I only meant that I had missed the point about the info coming from a Fiat dealer.
Title: Re: Abarth 500 quote from FF
Post by: AlexK on November 11, 2008, 07:47:00 pm
Like I said, having a blonde day.  :-[

*Ponders deleting posts to hide the evidence...*  ;D