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Abarth Cars => Abarth 124 Spider => Topic started by: Original Username on May 25, 2016, 01:24:48 pm

Title: Deposit placed
Post by: Original Username on May 25, 2016, 01:24:48 pm
Hi,
I've placed my order for the 124, due to be delivered in September.
Black, with matte bonnet & boot.
Happy to share whatever details are of interest.
Title: Re: Deposit placed
Post by: 124Abarthreplica on May 25, 2016, 01:32:20 pm
Happy days :thumb:

Thinking of doing the same :whistle:
Title: Re: Deposit placed
Post by: PORTHOS on May 25, 2016, 02:38:57 pm
Hello and welcome along :) Nice entrance! ha ha.
Title: Re: Deposit placed
Post by: Trooper on May 25, 2016, 03:10:40 pm
I'm considering one myself
Not sure on the heritage stripes yet
Just wanna see one in the metal!

Hope you enjoy it :thumb:
Title: Re: Deposit placed
Post by: Original Username on May 25, 2016, 03:27:59 pm
I was originally dissuaded by the maintenance required by matte paint, but I understand the matte panels are a wrap.
Title: Re: Deposit placed
Post by: PORTHOS on May 25, 2016, 05:44:30 pm
I was originally dissuaded by the maintenance required by matte paint, but I understand the matte panels are a wrap.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9JDmLyJb1nQ/V0XWS8L-9UI/AAAAAAAARGs/CYA5DWK8bFQfFQ_wmkq_yYyX-3PTYz0LACCo/s620/Z.jpg)
Title: Re: Deposit placed
Post by: AusAbarth on May 26, 2016, 05:18:27 am
Soooo Jelly

If I my ask - what was indicative price in Australia ??

(I am sorta tossing this up between this and a Maserati (secondhand I would stress)
Title: Re: Deposit placed
Post by: Original Username on May 26, 2016, 06:06:24 am
Hi,

Pricing is circa $50k. Depends on the dollar and a few other things, but that's what I've been told to expect.
Lots of stories suggesting 50 might be a drive away price though.
There are five coming to SA, two black two red and a white from memory. Three of the five have already been secured.

Which Maserati are you looking at? A Gransport?
I think it's interesting which cars people cross shop between. Not always obvious choices.

For me, I was choosing between a 124,  MX5 (new), 987 Boxster (used), Elise (used) and a Defender!
Title: Re: Deposit placed
Post by: PORTHOS on May 26, 2016, 10:38:08 am
That's a great price IMO, I would pay that for it.

BUT, that's around 25k in UK money. Again, yet another non EU country that's getting the 124 Abarth for 5k less.......

We are being charged 61k AUD in comparison for the same car.....INSANE!
Title: Re: Deposit placed
Post by: John501 on May 26, 2016, 10:54:57 am
Whilst the headline price is important, most people will opt to take some sort of finance on a car of that value.
Figures can be played with in the background by FCA and I'm sure they will do something where the GFV is adjusted, APR is artificially low or a deposit allowance will actually bring the price down.
For the cash customer, a 0% 50-50 deal has already been discussed and could also come with some form of deposit allowance.
Until the finance deal is published this is just speculation but I feel confident that the deal will look attractive enough to lure people in. At the end of the day Abarth want these cars on the road, there is no better way to advertise a vehicle than for people to see it being driven  :thumb:
Title: Re: Deposit placed
Post by: sandys on May 26, 2016, 02:48:02 pm
I'll happily drive one if Abarth wants to give me one :p Reckon I'd have to get an even bigger trophy cabinet taking one of these out on hill climbs and sprints 8)

When do they hit showrooms in the UK?
Title: Re: Deposit placed
Post by: John501 on May 26, 2016, 04:22:35 pm
August ish