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Old 01-03-2019   #1
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Finding the YeYe Green

I mean this post is exactly what it says on the tin.

I am desperately looking for a new 500, and Iím newly set on the YeYe green ! An old style I know, but the heart wants what the heart wants. Every one Iíve tried to buy so far has copped out and owners either falsifying facts or withdrawing sale upon deposit.
Itís like they know itís rare and want to see me suffer.
So, alas, defeated and exhausted I turn to the fiat forum.. the experts🥳 I would love a hand in finding one (Iíve been through all the ones on autotrader/Facebook so those arenít really great) Iím really just interested if anyoneís selling one or knows someone selling one they could put me in touch with !!

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Re: Finding the YeYe Green

Based around where ?
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Based around where ?
Well, I live in the essex area but am willing to travel (within England ideally)
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Quote Originally Posted by EmHal5 View Post
Well, I live in the essex area but am willing to travel (within England ideally)
New.. as in less than a year..10k miles?

1242 petrol only?
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New.. as in less than a year..10k miles?

1242 petrol only?

I know they released a limited number back in 2008/2009 so that was the enitial age I was looking at; I honestly just love the colour so all the other aspects arenít really issues for me (an incredibly girly way to view cars I know) but Iím just after the colour regardless of itís age/intake. Iím happy to make repairs and do work to it as expected on an 08/09 aged car Iíve just been really struggling to find ANY (other than the 3 Iíve viewed where owners have all withdrawn their sale)
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Re: Finding the YeYe Green

Ok. Well that is easier ..

Any engine?

Pretty sure there was the mj.. but too early for TA..

ANY interior spec?
At 11 years old you many want to swap it out anyway..
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Quote Originally Posted by varesecrazy View Post
Ok. Well that is easier ..

Any engine?

Pretty sure there was the mj.. but too early for TA..

ANY interior spec?
At 11 years old you many want to swap it out anyway..

Honestly at this point in my searches ANY engine will suffice; preferably manual over auto but, as long as it gets from A to B I really am not particular with its mechanics. Not much in the way of interior preferences either, ideally the cream colour and I prefer the checkerboard seats over the tan leather they seem to mostly be paired with, but again - I am really not fussy and will take anything ! Iíve just found YeYe so hard to find any online that at this moment Iím time Iíll take it as it comes as long as itís green 😂
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Re: Finding the YeYe Green

There's one on ebay ,damned expensive though https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fiat-500-...edirect=mobile
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Re: Finding the YeYe Green

Hey Em,
I was at the Fiat dealership in Slough yesterday and I'm pretty sure I saw one there. But, it's Used, not new.
If you go onto the Used Fiat section of the Fiat website, and do an advanced search, you can filter my colour.
Looks like there is one in Slough, but also a few more elsewhere that might be closer to you.
Hope that helps
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There's one on ebay ,damned expensive though
Anyone contemplating paying almost four grand for an 11yr old 500 doesn't need a car forum, they need a therapy website.

YeYe was discontinued 10 years ago; IMO any remaining cars will be too close to being an ELV to justify the kind of prices you're likely to be asked to pay. You'll get far, far better value if you broaden your search horizon.
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Anyone contemplating paying almost four grand for an 11yr old 500 doesn't need a car forum, they need a therapy website.
I understand what you're saying, but would you not post the car because you don't agree with the cost.
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Re: Finding the YeYe Green

You could buy a newer car and have it wrapped in yeye green.
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I understand what you're saying, but would you not post the car because you don't agree with the cost.
I'd post the car, but I'd also add a note that this is a car with a trade value of perhaps £1500 or so in any other colour. Either the seller is being very optimistic with the asking price, or the market really is prepared to pay double what the car would otherwise be worth, just because of the colour.

My concern is that the OP may not have a great deal of experience in buying secondhand vehicles, and may not be aware of the risks of paying that much above market for an 11yr old car. I can still remember a very much younger me throwing away what was then my life savings on what turned out to be a useless heap of junk.

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You could buy a newer car and have it wrapped in yeye green.
Or buy a newer car in cool mint.

I'm wondering how much more than that you'd have to lay out for one of the later cars in cool mint, from a reputable garage with a decent warranty?
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Quote Originally Posted by jrkitching View Post
I'd post the car, but I'd also add a note that this is a car with a trade value of perhaps £1500 or so in any other colour. Either the seller is being very optimistic with the asking price, or the market really is prepared to pay double what the car would otherwise be worth, just because of the colour.

My concern is that the OP may not have a great deal of experience in buying secondhand cars, and may not be aware of the risks of paying that much above market for an 11yr old car.

I'm wondering how much more than that you'd have to lay out for one of the later cars in cool mint?
That's good advice, in my opinion the therapy comment was uncalled for.

But if you've looked for a yeye green 500, you would know there's no such thing as a book/trade price for them, the demand far outstrips supply.

I'll not comment further because i don't think either of us is looking for a dispute and don't want to put the OP off the forum (unless i see another yeye green 500)
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