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Old 23-04-2004   #1
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And dealers wonder why we slate them..

I decided to try a little test recently to see how responsive dealers are when contacted about servicing costs - I picked 3 'local' dealers who all publish email addresses for enquiries and sent them all an email asking for 24k servicing costs on a 1.6 Stilo.

I sent the emails on Wednesday 14th April at 3:00pm and the result were as follows:

Rockingham Cars, Corby - No response received
Priory Fiat, Huntingdon - No response received
AC Williams, Grantham - Reply and price received within 24 hours

Whilst it's not exactly a huge survey, it certainly gives an indication how seriously the dealers involved take email enquiries and let's face it, in this ever busier world we are doing a lot more stuff on the net.

Before doing this I had all but decided to take the car to Priory for its service but now I'm wondering if I would be better off driving an extra 15 miles to Grantham...


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good thing were said about ac williams here to https://www.fiatforum.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=72&SearchTerms=Grantham

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I've tried to order a Punto sporting brochure off the web about 10 times without success! If you want anything done, or done right it seems you have to go a see people face to face! its bloody stupid in my opinion!

Dave> Whats with the Rabbit?? I had a Rabbit called Biggles, he lived in the house with us lol [8D]

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I did a similar thing Purple, I emailed them all to see what was the best price I could get on a set of side skirts, below are the responses I received from four different dealerships.

Dear Mr Twincamms
Thank you for your recent letter which I received this morning.
I can offer you a 10% discount on the side skirt kit (Part # 50900668) and
also on the adhesive kit which you will need to fit the skirts (Part #
5908061).
The total cost to you, inclusive of VAT will be 167.02.
As we do not stock these items I will have to order them in. As you know
this should take two working days.
If you do decide to order these parts, please reply to this e-mail, or phone
me on 01733 555670.
Many Thanks,
Ian
Parts Advisor
Stoneacre Fiat Peterborough.



Mr Cammarata
We can supply the side skirts for 123.80 Inc VAT (normal list 155.99)
Please let me know if you require them as we have no stock at the moment and will need to order from
FIAT.
David Hall Rockingham Cars



Price for part no 50900668 jezz.provenzano@priorymotorgroup.co.uk is 132.59 Inc vat



Part 50900668 kit gstapleton@pinneys.co.uk 122.99 Inc vat



Shocking how prices vary from dealership to dealership!

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Dave> Whats with the Rabbit?? I had a Rabbit called Biggles, he lived in the house with us lol [8D]

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Thats binki he is also a house rabbit he is waiting for his head to be rubbed, i was trying out a pic hosting site pic came out to big:I

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Where's that lousy wabbit ???

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Its in the picture above your post fool! [8D]:p

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Lucky the 2 Fiat dealers in Belfast are quite good. We don't have this problem.

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