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Hi everyone just joined this forum and looking forward to owning a 500. I have owned 5 of the new shape MINI since 2001 including a cooper s soft top, I have loved mini since age of 5 and now have fallen in love with 500. I have collected all brochures and literature on 500 and put away like I did with MINI, and I have ordered a 500 1.2 sport in bosanova white, with bar code decals and stickers and 16" wheels. I have visited around 10 fiat dealerships in the uk, before making my purchase.
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Good luck with your new car, which dealership did you purchase from?
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after lots of thinking I chose Piccadily Knaresborough and that was down to customer service.
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after lots of thinking I chose Piccadily Knaresborough and that was down to customer service.
As good a reason as any to go with a dealer.

Bossa Nova with the barcode sounds lush.
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thanks the beast
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hello, and welcome aboard thats a lot of Binis since 2001!
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thank you nuova
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How you go through 5 of them?!

Hope you won't need to change your 500 as often
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How you go through 5 of them?!

Hope you won't need to change your 500 as often
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hi had addiction to be getting a new mini all the time, which i got myself into a little debt due to negative equity. i have learnt my lesson now lol
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hi had addiction to be getting a new mini all the time, which i got myself into a little debt due to negative equity. i have learnt my lesson now lol
I feel your pain.. Fiat are likely to be bringing out the bi-turbo diesel Bravo soon and I know I'll be wanting to upgrade when it's launched


So you're getting the 1.2 sport? Thought the sport was a 1.4?
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So you're getting the 1.2 sport? Thought the sport was a 1.4?
500 is configurable in a way very few other cars are.

Can even get a diesel sport!



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500 is configurable in a way very few other cars are.

Can even get a diesel sport!




Oi! I know that one was aimed at me! hmmmph

Anyways... 500
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I feel your pain.. Fiat are likely to be bringing out the bi-turbo diesel Bravo soon and I know I'll be wanting to upgrade when it's launched
Has this actually been confirmed? I know they want to put it in Alfas but the Stilo didn't get the 16v Mjet until just before it was canned.

I won't be keeping my hopes up for a twin turbo mjet in a Bravo...
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i see an estate clubman one of them BMW the other day, was ugliest thing i seen for ages
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