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Old 07-02-2008   #1
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hey guys,
anyone checked out this new flagship dealer fiat has opened in London. i was passing by on Tuesday (just next to selfridges) and they were taking down the posters that have been covering the front windows. someone on the site said it would be opening basically yesterday (Wed 6 Feb).
apparently the idea is we all flock in from all over the country so that we may experience the 'experience' (of fiat). thats right, you better organise yourself a visit!
from what i saw in a tiny gap in the window, it looks really nice, mainly 500s around in all dif colours and funky looking sofas and flat tv screens about the showroom too.
Also anyone have any new news/stories/gosp on the 500 - my 500 addiction must be fed!
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Competion leaflets handed out at the London Eye Launch indicated it was opening on 10/2/08. I contacted Fiat UK the other the day and they said it would open on 11/2/08 although not all the exhibits would be available due to some tecnical issues.
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Saw 2 cha cha azure ones on the road today , one was parked up so was able to have a look round, it was a lounge with blue/ivory interior!! had the side strips with 500 logo on and chrome mirrors!!!! very envious,hoping to win the euro lottery tomorrow so I can get one !!!!!
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Saw 2 cha cha azure ones on the road today , one was parked up so was able to have a look round, it was a lounge with blue/ivory interior!! had the side strips with 500 logo on and chrome mirrors!!!! very envious,hoping to win the euro lottery tomorrow so I can get one !!!!!
Must be those 1.3 diesel Lounges in Cha Cha Cha that most dealers seemed to have sold on the day or soon after the launch so that they could get a sale, never mind those future customers who would have liked a test-drive in the diesel and not the 1.4 Sport
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Dont think so! one I looked round had a disabled sticker thing in the window and was from the dealer that I know still has their cha cha cha!!maybe they just ordered one years ago ??
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so i finally fulfilled my life long ambition of entering fiats flagship store.
there were three 500s in the showroom - couple red sports and white lounge - just as in any other dealer.
there was only one saleslady around at the time so after waiting around a bit i got a chance to speak with her. i wanted to find out if they had any cars with leather so i could see what it would look like when i get my car. she seemed very confused on the topic of leather (and strangely about most things) so found me to another saleman who appeared from one of the back rooms.
when i asked him about leather he said they DID NOT have any cars with leather and i should come back another time - not too helpful.
anywayssss, as i left and spotted a couple of white 500s that belonged to the dealer behind the showroom and low and behold one has red leather!
All of a sudden (yes very dramatic) the salemans turn up behind the showroom where the cars and i were to light up a cig. he sees me, i showed him the leather and his face dropped.
i thought the flagship store was supposed to be a good fun experience.
im not a happy bunny! sitting in a 500 again today was great however.
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he he...nice one..what did he say after his face melted? he he..
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I drove past it the other day and to be honest it seems to me to be in the wrong place (although it could be due to planning ie whether another site is allowed to be used for motor trade - Mercedes having been the previous tenant here)

As I said a few weeks ago I still think the flagship / satellite stores should be nearer Bond St the City & Canary Wharf to catch the more monied types for whom chucking ten grand at something on a whim is less of a problem
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The flagship store is right opposite Bond Street tube... you cant get much closer!
It is a pants showroom though.
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just goes to show salesmen need to be interested in thier product or be able to fake it brilliantly to deal with us lot !
God help the uneducated peeps. "the 500 only comes in lounge 1.3 or 1.4 sport specs- sign up here for a new shiny car" !!
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The Fiat 500 showroom is open and it's looking great. Fiat design style as always. I was recently passing by and snapped a few photos. You can see them over on my blog at pixelres.com

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Just driven past

Not only is it in the wrong place but now they've half filled it with non-500's

Bonkers !
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Whys that bonkers, Fiat do make other cars and want to sell them too.
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Just driven past

Not only is it in the wrong place but now they've half filled it with non-500's

Bonkers !
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Bet they have gone and done something stupid like filled it with a range of different Fiats?
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Just driven past

Not only is it in the wrong place but now they've half filled it with non-500's

Bonkers !
Wrong place

Top spot I'd say
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