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Just ordered my new 500 :)

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Just thought I'd post a quick hello in here having just ordered a 1.2 Lounge in Bossa Nova White this morning. And also a big shout to Parkside Fiat in Hounslow who were fantastic throughout the process (although it only took about 8 minutes). I was quite surprised that I actually managed to get some sort of discount too - standard car + side rubbing strips for 9290. The saving will pay for some mats I suppose.

I could have had the car on Thursday but I've chosen to wait until 1st March for obvious reasons - and it also gives me time to err....break it to the wife

Wish me luck!

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Well done and Welcome to FIATForum.com.

Also I'm sure the wife will be fine once she has had a chance to get to love the little thing.
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Hi
Just thought I'd post a quick hello in here having just ordered a 1.2 Lounge in Bossa Nova White this morning. And also a big shout to Parkside Fiat in Hounslow who were fantastic throughout the process (although it only took about 8 minutes). I was quite surprised that I actually managed to get some sort of discount too - standard car + side rubbing strips for 9290. The saving will pay for some mats I suppose.

I could have had the car on Thursday but I've chosen to wait until 1st March for obvious reasons - and it also gives me time to err....break it to the wife

Wish me luck!

Cheers
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I bottled out of the "I have put a deposit down on a Abarth 500" on Saturday after only playing it for 10 seconds or so....
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Congratulations on your new 500. I am sure you will love it to peices!

You don't honestly think you'll get to drive it after she has seen it do you? hehe

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Hi
Just thought I'd post a quick hello in here having just ordered a 1.2 Lounge in Bossa Nova White this morning. And also a big shout to Parkside Fiat in Hounslow who were fantastic throughout the process (although it only took about 8 minutes). I was quite surprised that I actually managed to get some sort of discount too - standard car + side rubbing strips for 9290. The saving will pay for some mats I suppose.

I could have had the car on Thursday but I've chosen to wait until 1st March for obvious reasons - and it also gives me time to err....break it to the wife

Wish me luck!

Cheers
Sean

Hi Sean

Good luck with the car ... and the wife

I admire your patience. I got my 500 a couple of weeks ago. Was going to be mature and wait until March (for obvious reasons) and then the dealer had a cancellation of my exact car and I could have it in under a week....so I did.

I have leased it so, in the end, it isn't really THAT important when the start or finish is I suppose.

Enjoy you fantastic car!

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Re: Just ordered my new 500 :)

Hi there,
I am new on here and had some really good advice, one of which was a decision to order either bossa nova or cha cha cha 1.2 lounge with ivory- the votes were counted and I ordered cha cha cha, I have ordered mine at the end of January got a fab deal with lots of things thrown in and a good price for my car - and I am now counting the days! Only 17 days to go!!
Enjoy your new car - mine wasn't an impulse buy however, I pestered my husband and as soon as he saw it on the test drive he knew why I loved it!
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Hi Sean

Good luck with the car ... and the wife

I admire your patience. I got my 500 a couple of weeks ago. Was going to be mature and wait until March (for obvious reasons) and then the dealer had a cancellation of my exact car and I could have it in under a week....so I did.

I have leased it so, in the end, it isn't really THAT important when the start or finish is I suppose.

Enjoy you fantastic car!

Alan

still very important for re-sale value - especially when it was only a case of a month or so.

ah well, least you got it early. jam today instead of jam tomorrow i suppose!!
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Thanks for the welcome folks. A few minutes after my post I got a call from the wife saying she had just got promoted [i[and[/i] is getting a bonus. Well, I said, I know just the present for you then...

And so, yes, it is now her car. BUT I leave the house at 6am while she's still asleep...
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just make sure its the last car on the drive so you HAVE to take it in the morning!
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Hi, I am from Budapest,Hungary and I am in process to replace my 10 year's old Golf IV with a Fiat 500 1.2 8V Lounge, Calypso Orange, ivory interior, electirc roof, etc... to be taken next weekend. I am a little bit worried that I bought it without a test drive just it was a love at first site and there is a sale here in Hungary of the stock cars. Do you think that it will not be a great shock to drive a 1.2 car after a 1.6? I will use it mainly in the city and alone....
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Sorry, love at first SIGHT
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Hi, I am from Budapest,Hungary and I am in process to replace my 10 year's old Golf IV with a Fiat 500 1.2 8V Lounge, Calypso Orange, ivory interior, electirc roof, etc... to be taken next weekend. I am a little bit worried that I bought it without a test drive just it was a love at first site and there is a sale here in Hungary of the stock cars. Do you think that it will not be a great shock to drive a 1.2 car after a 1.6? I will use it mainly in the city and alone....
I think you'll love it!

Its a quick little car. Don't be dissapointed at first because after about 2000 miles it loosens up. It will seem quicker when more miles are put on the clock

You are getting a lovely spec of car

A very warm welcome to Fiat Forum too

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I think you will be surprised how little difference there is speed wise between a mk4 Golf and a 1.2 500. Around town it may even be slightly quicker.
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Thank you very much for your warm welcome. I am a dinamic driver and was really nice to read your words about its capability. I will put a pict when I take it over next week
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Hi, I am from Budapest,Hungary and I am in process to replace my 10 year's old Golf IV with a Fiat 500 1.2 8V Lounge, Calypso Orange, ivory interior, electirc roof, etc... to be taken next weekend. I am a little bit worried that I bought it without a test drive just it was a love at first site and there is a sale here in Hungary of the stock cars. Do you think that it will not be a great shock to drive a 1.2 car after a 1.6? I will use it mainly in the city and alone....

Chill. I have a Sport 1.2 and I've had it 8 months now. I LOVE it to bits!

It is quick enough, just put on a few thousand km on and it'll beat the Golf for dead. Honest. The only slow thing is it going to the filling station as it's so economical.

Enjoy it when you get the 500!
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