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Old 17-03-2008   #1
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Hi to everyone,

We have just been and ordered an 1.2 sport this morning for my girlfriend. Very impressed with the 1.2 engine, nippy and cheap to run. We thought about the 1.4 but couldn't justify the cost, I recently bought a grande punto m-jet so now will have two fiats.

Dealer thinks it will be here in a week or because it was already stocked and in the country. Apparently fiat released a load of stock to the dealers this morning. Managed to get all the options we wanted bar the chrome kit.

Went for Pasodoble red,
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Side Rubbing strip and badges
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16" multispoke alloys,

Anyone know if you can order the chrome bumper inserts for the sport? says only for the pop on the fiat website.

The garage had a 500 that had been crashed into and the problem is the slightest scrap/knock on the chrome means it cracks/flakes and needs replacing.
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hello, welcome aboard... a week eh, must be a record Im sure the chrome will fit the sport too, bad news about it cracking if bumped though.
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hello, welcome aboard... a week eh, must be a record Im sure the chrome will fit the sport too, bad news about it cracking if bumped though.
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He showed us the crashed 500, they guy had only had it 2 days. It had been hit on the side but because the rear bumper flexed it all the chrome cracked.
I was amazed when he said after easter weekend but apparently fiat have imported alot but 'hidden' them from dealers until they where released this morning. Not sure how true but there was one with the chrome pack and the other stuff we wanted but black.
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We've ordered a 1.4 Sport in Padadoble red and one of the options we've ordered is the chrome kit. At the time we ordered it (26 Jan) the configurator on the Fiat website let us have it as an option.
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We've ordered a 1.4 Sport in Padadoble red and one of the options we've ordered is the chrome kit. At the time we ordered it (26 Jan) the configurator on the Fiat website let us have it as an option.
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Meant can it be bought as an aftermarket kit, I would of preferred to have it already on.
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a week eh, must be a record
Not even close!

GerPH ordered on a Saturday and took delivery on the following Monday!
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You can buy all the chrome bits seperately, except the window rubber ones.

I suppose you could order the window rubber ones but they are not sold as accessories as the rear side windows would have to come out to fit them.

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You can buy all the chrome bits seperately, except the window rubber ones.

I suppose you could order the window rubber ones but they are not sold as accessories as the rear side windows would have to come out to fit them.

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Not too bothered about the window ones. It's just on the fiat website it says the bumper inserts are for the pop only? I have seen them for sale but don't want to buy them and find they don't fit.
Anyone know if they are just glued on?
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Unfortunatly without actually looking at a set and matching up to the car i wont be able to find out.

I havent got a set in at the moment but if i do i will let you know

they havent got a proper accsessory book for the 500 out yet only the ring binded book showing just pictures, and of course the internet version on fiat.co.uk which i use and follow.
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Chrome kit just clips on - check out ebay, Fiat dealer Autoworld in chesterfield advertise on there - not sure they are any cheaper than the normal stealer, but you get fitting instructions.
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Chrome kit just clips on - check out ebay, Fiat dealer Autoworld in chesterfield advertise on there - not sure they are any cheaper than the normal stealer, but you get fitting instructions.

I heard it's glued on? what will it clip on too? I have had a look on ebay and will ask my dealer.
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Glue on. Mines being done next week.

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Glue on. Mines being done next week.

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Do you think its something you can do yourself? How much is the dealer charging you if you don't mind me asking?

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Re: Another new 500 owner

Had a call from the dealer to say our 500 arrived this afternoon. He reackons it will be ready thurs/fri because they have to fit/paint the side strips. Can't wait to pick it up!
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hope the painter has a steady hand

good luck & dont forget pics
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