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Offline Hozepipe

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Hozepipe says Hi!
« on: November 19, 2008, 12:51:38 pm »
Hi,

Placed my 500 order back in July (No74). I'm looking for any info or guidence regarding delivery details, specs and in particular, the development of the dealer network.

I've heard nothing since my initial confirmation email and have not been informed of any dealers to the West of London with whom I can develop a relationship.

I sold my 996 in September and its getting a little cold (and wet) now on the scooter, so I just wanted to 'talk' to a few people who knew the score.
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    Hozepipe says Hi!
    « Reply #1 on: November 19, 2008, 01:02:36 pm »
    Welcome, Hozepipe.

    Your nearest are likely to be Glyn Hopkin (Romford) and Lipscomb (Aylesford).

    I'm in Surrey, and there is a big, annoying hole in the network in the south east at the moment.  I ended up buying from Westover, Poole.

    If you've not heard anything about your 500 yet, I'd definitely recommend you rang Abarth UK direct (00800 2227 8400).

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    Re: Hozepipe says Hi!
    « Reply #2 on: November 19, 2008, 01:14:39 pm »
    Welcome Hozepipe, As Alex says, give Abarth a ring. If you have a preference in dealer, you can tell Abarth which one you would like to use. I have 5 orders from people in the South East already, so it definately doesn't have to be done geographically.
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    Re: Hozepipe says Hi!
    « Reply #3 on: November 19, 2008, 01:28:10 pm »
    Hi Hozepipe - had the same conundrum.. ended up call Abarth on Wed.. allegedly sorted now :D

    John - quick q - how do your orders get prioritized...? Just wondering if Westover don't hear about me until now, but according to my Abarth order no I'm #39.. do I get put ahead of any orders that Westover have taken since July... ie it's driven by Abarth centrally, or do I get put at the 'end' of their queue as per when they heard of me??
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    « Reply #4 on: November 19, 2008, 02:28:10 pm »
    If you want one of the first 200 then it shouldn't be a problem. The queing system for self specced cars is very simple, when the dealer puts you order into the "sirio" ordering system, the factory put it into the queue. The only things that may slow your order down are Funk white paint, and possibly sky dome (depending on how much stock they have).
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    Re: Hozepipe says Hi!
    « Reply #5 on: November 25, 2008, 02:42:51 pm »
    Hi Jon,

    As suggested, I contacted Abarth by email for an update on my deposit and dealer advice - no reply. I therefore called them. The kid who answered knew next to nothing regarding how to take the process forward. The only thing he could offer was that he'd get a dealer from Romford to contact me.

    That was last week and still nothing and the dealer is a 150mile round trip away from me.

    If this is any indication of how Abarth intend to treat customers, I think I'll give up.  >:(
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    Re: Hozepipe says Hi!
    « Reply #6 on: November 25, 2008, 09:03:25 pm »
    Hozepipe, This is not how all Abarth dealers treat their customers. If you want a decent service then by all means click the link at the bottom of my post and give me or John Clapp a call. We will lok after you in the same manner that all of our customers get. By the way, we have customers from all over the country.
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