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Old 25-10-2007   #31
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Re: The first official showing of the 500 in the UK

Things definately seem to be gathering pace. Fiat Customer Relations left a message on my answering machine to contact them with further details(not specified) concerning my "order".

I haven't had the opportunity to get back to them today but I will keep you posted with any interesting developments.

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Just received the following email:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your curiosity in the forthcoming Fiat 500 and for taking the time to register your interest so early.
I would like to confirm you are currently on a short list of customers who will potentially be the first people in the country to take delivery of the new 500 should you wish to continue with this order.
If this is the case I would kindly request that you contact me to discuss a number of options and specifications for your vehicle.
I can also attempt to answer any questions that you may have regarding the 500 but would also recommend the fantastic Fiat 500 website, www.fiat500.com where you can also configure your ideal vehicle and also view the many options available.
Thank you once again for your interest in Fiat and I look forward to speaking with you soon.

Kind Regards



Customer Relations Executive
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Re: The first official showing of the 500 in the UK

Sounds like things are happening.
Are you getting excited? I would be!
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Re: The first official showing of the 500 in the UK

I have expressed a preference for the Pearlescent colour on the phone today even though this could delay delivrery. A sunroof option I am told could also delay things.

The big news however is that the 1.2 engine appears to be available in the UK and I have selected this option. No other specifications have been mentioned at this stage.
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As I understand it, you can order a 1.2 and a special colour and options if you are prepared to wait, and they will be delivered eventually. I think anyone can do that, not just people like yourself who were successful with the "500 wants you" promotion.

If you want to get one of the first to be delivered to the UK (which was the main reason a lot of people went for the "500 wants you" promotion,) then I think you are limited to 1.4 and a small range of colours, because that is the sort of vehicles which will be arriving on the first shipment (Jan 08).

This first shipment will probably be mainly dealer demos and cars which can be offered "500 wants you" participants,1.4s in fairly expensive trim, 1.2s and cheaper ones and the full colour palette to order....based on what has happened on the continent you wait weeks or months, but you get exactly what you want eventually.


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Re: The first official showing of the 500 in the UK

Give up on the -5oo wants you- promotion altogether and get the car you want, not what they want you to have.
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You're right, I've had my current car for 7 years if you live with a car for that time you need to be satisfied with the initial choice.

I admit it's tempting to be one of the first owners in the UK of a right hooker, I believe about 40 are involved in the UK "5oo wants you" promotion, but I'm happy with my ultimate choice. A 1.2 pearl example with blue/ivory interior and the panoramic electric sunroof with auto air com.

What I do hope to do is use my participation in the promotion to accelerate the delivery of my spec car.
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What I do hope to do is use my participation in the promotion to accelerate the delivery of my spec car.
In that case i would want something in writing to say that you are still buying it as a -500 W U- vehicle.Tough luck if they think it sounds like U R being pedantic. I have not heard of a 1.2 under the 500 W U offer. All 1.4 Lounge or similar spec to a lounge I thought: take it or leave it.

i thought it was a case of "
They tell you what the -500 W U- car they have got for you looks like and you decide if you want it or not, no obligation. "

None of my busines really but is this new spec 1.2 the same terms of "No obligationto buy it when you see it - pay us when you are happy" or are you now paying in full in advance and risking it being ok when it comes and you drive it.
I am being a nosey cow now right - sorry





Stick to your guns i say when spending your own money
Be less meticulous when spending others peoples money
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Re: The first official showing of the 500 in the UK

No clarity(typically) from Fiat at this stage, however I get the impression that I'm being handed over to my local dealership that is why I am keen to use the promotion as a lever to speed up the order/delivery process.
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