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Old 07-12-2007   #31
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Re: It's December...where are they then?

Called them earlier, they were worrying quiet on the other end of the phone.

"We'll call you back in 5 minutes Mr Elvin"..........that was 45mins ago.
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Re: It's December...where are they then?

Confirmed by my dealer, Sundscope notavailable.

Pretty pissed off at the moment, may just ditch the order & by a Mini Clubman instead is I don't start getting sense out of my dealer today.
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Re: It's December...where are they then?

I rang the dealer and have just this minute come off the phone. They got a letter from Fiat UK stating that the stereo upgrade is going to be delayed till later this year. The dealer said it would probably be a similar delay to the funk white, ie much later as in nov/dec

Gutted about this, but still want the car. So its all systems go
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Re: It's December...where are they then?

Gutted is not the word.

One of the main marketing points of the car is the customers ability to tailor make any combination of extras they want, so when you are told one of the options you were most excited about is not actually being put on the car you feel more than a little annoyed.

Not sure at this point what to do, whether to add some other bits (if still possible), take it as it comes, sell it & make a profit, cancel & wait for the car I want or cancel & buy a Mini Clubman.

If the dealer comes back with a positive anwswer to my proposal to them I'll keep it, otherwise I really don't know, customer service hey.

Feels a bit like "We have your money, now tough"

I am still awaiting the call to see what can be done, nearly 4hrs later.
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Re: It's December...where are they then?

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Feels a bit like "We have your money, now tough"
Still the same good ol Fiat dealer customer service then
I think nuovapanda tried telling us that yonks ago.
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Re: It's December...where are they then?

This is really appauling now.

I pressed the dealer a little at 11am this morning to try to get the 300 alloy for 250, they promised to call me cack "once the sales manager had finished with his customer", that was over 4 hrs ago
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Re: It's December...where are they then?

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they promised to call me cack "once the sales manager had finished with his customer", that was over 4 hrs ago
they really said that to you over the phone, how rude

in all seriousness, it is a bit of a joke, and i hope you can get sorted soon
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Re: It's December...where are they then?

WOW, I got a set of mats at 10% discount, they really are spoiling me.

So I saved 250 on the Soundscope & then spent 100 on the leather steering wheel as I fancied that.

Left with 150 spare to spend in N500SHP shop
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Re: It's December...where are they then?

Its the 2nd week of December now and the crimbo deccys are up everywhere so the dealer demonstrator 500s ought to be at Bristol Docks / compound at portbury now soon, if dealers are getting them before Xmas day.

Would anyone near Bristol be a luvvy and go have a sneck over the fence and see if there's any sign of them.

If I take take my nephew to Bristol docks just after crimbo (he's ship and Fiat car mad),it will be all closed up and can you see any Fiat cars from public highways near the docks or is it all hidden from view?
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Re: It's December...where are they then?

sad to hear of the ballsups from Fiat, but us true Fiat enthusiasts all realised this would happen and we put up with it. Thing is, the newcomers/fashion victims will not... which is good new for Fiat fans as they wont have to wait so long for their 500s
I find it very strange that a potential owner of a 500 is thinking of cancelling because some silly bit of electrical tat isnt available yet, surely you buy a car to drive, not play with toys in, LOL
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Re: It's December...where are they then?

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Its the 2nd week of December now and the crimbo deccys are up everywhere so the dealer demonstrator 500s ought to be at Bristol Docks / compound at portbury now soon, if dealers are getting them before Xmas day.

Would anyone near Bristol be a luvvy and go have a sneck over the fence and see if there's any sign of them.

If I take take my nephew to Bristol docks just after crimbo (he's ship and Fiat car mad),it will be all closed up and can you see any Fiat cars from public highways near the docks or is it all hidden from view?
If anyone can give me a location for the compound I'll go down & take a look, with the telephoto lens on the SLR, I live about 15mins up the road.
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Its right by the side of the motorway you cant miss it

I see it everytime i go down that way
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Re: It's December...where are they then?

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Its December and pwig the fiat car salesman says the RHD 500s are arriving in December so keep your eyes peeled evryone

Guess the date and colour and location of the first uk RHD sighting.Me I guess itll be an ickle white one somewhere near bristol and not til 2nd half of DEc. Prove me wrong if you can.
Saw a whole transporter full of them going East on the M4 last night as I exited on the M32/M4 junction when I was going West

It was dark so all I know is there was definately a yellow one, some lighter colour ones, & some dark ones.
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Re: It's December...where are they then?

Well I can tell you all, they have been arriving on a few ships in Portbury mixed with the Panda's. I doubt very you'll see them from the Avon Bridge.

Currently there is about 100 of them in various trim and colours etc.

As to when they will be in the showrooms for the Launch, thats a question I can't answer, I think its after Christmas.
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Re: It's December...where are they then?

i got a call last week from my dealer. i have two on order a lounge and sport. the lounge has come out fine.

However the sport, i cannot have funk white and now i have been told that i cant have ivory interior with red leather (ivory steering wheel, centre dash etc). I can only have it in black with the red leather.

I was so close to cancelling the order, i have had a deposit down 8 months on a car and spec'd it fully 1month ago and now fiat tell me this.

The dealers have no clue, as fiat are in an absolute flap!

However, good news the fiat computer system is now up. My two cars have a build date and im told i will get mine on the 21st January 2008, both of them!

Cant wait.
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