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Old 27-04-2008   #1
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Fiat 500 Brochure

Hi Guys
I got a question for you!
Does anybody have from the UK dealer had one of the nice new 500 Brochure, yes the one with the sticker and with all the models and specs?
I aksed my dealer for one and they did not have any brochure, i contacted Fiat for a 500 brochure and after a month I'm still waiting, the only one i managed to get my hands on is a "loosy poster" ( that's the way my dealer called it) that is actually on my bedroom wall!
I managed to get hold of one during my last tripp to Italy, but here seems impossible to get hold of one, actually the italian dealer told me that the price for the dealer is in the region of 7,50 Euros, that is may be the reason because there are not so many around here.
I'm really curios let me know!
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i have one lying around somewhere i think
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Don't worry about not having the brochure...it's completely useless and has silly pictures and overlays and looks like it's designed for primary3 children...

There are about 4 words per page and they are quotes from some folks from a previous generation admiring the lines of the OLD car!

they have a few silly lists at the back actually to do with the car and the codes for the options which is about the only actually useful thing.

It's huge, ring-bound and bad for the environment and a total, unnecessary waste...you ain't missing anything by not having one.....seriously....
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There are about 4 words per page and they are quotes from some folks from a previous generation admiring the lines of the OLD car!
That's a little silly. It's the whole reason why the NEW car exists.

I think the 500 brochure is en excellent bit of advertising for Fiat. I wonder how many cars and options the brochure itself has sold.

I had one but gave it to my dad when I went to Australia.
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Quote Originally Posted by SergioGrande View Post
Hi Guys
I got a question for you!
Does anybody have from the UK dealer had one of the nice new 500 Brochure,
Go on to the Fiat website and 'request brochure' section, choose 500 - fill in your details and Bob's your uncle!! I have two (greedy I know). But I actually like them - a nice keepsake.
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i liked it to was good to get some nice pics and some good informatin about what came with each spec
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If you get really stuck I think I have a spare one knocking around you can have.
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The brochure is a great piece of style-led marketing - but I do find it extraordinary how little technical information it contains, what there is being relegated to a few pages at the back. I couldn't believe it when I got home and settled down to go through it, when I was in the process of ordering my 500. No decent information, specification or illustrations of the engines, gearboxes, suspension system whatsoever. Nothing about ESP, ASR, ABS. In fact I had to go to the Internet and write-ups in the motoring press to get a few crumbs of information.

Fiat seem to take the view (along with most car manufacturers these days) that potential buyers have no interest whatever in the oily bits, and are only concerned with the upholstery and paint choices. Perhaps they are right. When I was a kid, the first part of the car we looked at was the engine - bonnet up, count the carburettors, how many cylinders, overhead cams? Wow. Times change, it seems.

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The brochure is a great piece of style-led marketing - but I do find it extraordinary how little technical information it contains, what there is being relegated to a few pages at the back. I couldn't believe it when I got home and settled down to go through it, when I was in the process of ordering my 500. No decent information, specification or illustrations of the engines, gearboxes, suspension system whatsoever. Nothing about ESP, ASR, ABS. In fact I had to go to the Internet and write-ups in the motoring press to get a few crumbs of information.
I don't mean to be rude but I think the last thing people are interested in when they buy a 500 is the technical information.
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No, I don't think you're being rude at all. But why is that? I am genuinely mystified.

You see, what attracted me to the 500 when I saw one for the first time back in February was the thought - "Bloody hell, but that looks great" followed immediately by "What engine has it got?" and "How fast does it go?". It appealed to me because it had a lot of the same things going for it as the Italian motorcycles I used to own (Ducatis and Moto-Guzzis). And of course, the first thing I did when I got one of those was take the engine to bits and tune it up. These days, such simple pleasures are denied to us.

Just for your interest (and possible amusement), I still have the owner's manual for my old 1954 Wolseley 6/80. A lovely hardbound book, it gives you all the information you might need to service the car, including setting the distributor points, changing and gapping plugs, oil and filter changing, and even setting the tappet clearances.

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No, I don't think you're being rude at all. But why is that? I am genuinely mystified.

You see, what attracted me to the 500 when I saw one for the first time back in February was the thought - "Bloody hell, but that looks great" followed immediately by "What engine has it got?" and "How fast does it go?". It appealed to me because it had a lot of the same things going for it as the Italian motorcycles I used to own (Ducatis and Moto-Guzzis). And of course, the first thing I did when I got one of those was take the engine to bits and tune it up. Thes days, such simple pleasures are denied to us.

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I guess these days with the internet you can find out these details in about a minute. But I guess with the 500 being such a good looking car and that being the reason why most seem to buy it they want to make the biggest impact in that area. I know I'd market the 500 in that way if I was trying to sell it.
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i have 1 you can have i also have a press pack with dvd and press brochure which you can't
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Re: Fiat 500 Brochure

Apparently they cost Fiat around 5 each to produce and dealers have been told to hand them out very sparingly. They are already up for sale on Ebay.

If you've got one, hang on to it I'd say, could be a collectors item or at least very useful if you want to sell the car privately in years to come.
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Apparently they cost Fiat around 5 each to produce and dealers have been told to hand them out very sparingly. They are already up for sale on Ebay.

If you've got one, hang on to it I'd say, could be a collectors item or at least very useful if you want to sell the car privately in years to come.
thats what i'm doing, sort of putting together a box of stuff brochures/posters etc, bit wierd but it keeps me entertained until my next fad
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