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Old 28-01-2008   #1
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SGM Fiat, Southampton

I want to get a new 500, but after the last few dealeings with other dealers round my way Im nervous to say the least!
Went to SGM in Southampton and the salesman seemed a great guy, anyone got any experiences with SGM?
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Re: SGM Fiat, Southampton

If you are referring to SGM at Sarisbury Green. I've had my warrantry work done by them. They are OK, but expensive like most dealers. They were the ones who told me that they would have to replace my rear beam as it was not possible to get replacement bushes from FIAT. They had the grace to look ashamed when I said that I had a set of the replacement bushes in the car. They still said that they couldn't fit them as they didn't have the correct tool. The tool is just a 10tonne press, which I would have thought any self respecting garage would have.
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Re: SGM Fiat, Southampton

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They were the ones who told me that they would have to replace my rear beam as it was not possible to get replacement bushes from FIAT. They had the grace to look ashamed when I said that I had a set of the replacement bushes in the car. They still said that they couldn't fit them as they didn't have the correct tool.
To be fair to them (not defending them!) but it depends on your chassis number if they can be changed also they can only be changed once.There is a 'special' tool available but heat & press works however it is more akward/time consuming.
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Re: SGM Fiat, Southampton

well, I went into Westover today in Poole and got ignored, so SGM it will be. At least they arent a big chain and dont sell other makes on the same site
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