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Old 02-04-2018   #1
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Delivery times.

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I have ordered a shiney new Panda cross Twin air in Tropicalia yellow. As I have specified it with the 'Winter Pack', reverse parking Sensors (I am always overly cautious reversing) and tinted windows, the dealership - Stoneacre in Stafford have given me a delivery time of 3 months (I ordered 23rd February) meaning an expected delivery date of end of May. I was wondering if anyone who had ordered individually specced Fiats have found that they are delivered sooner or later? I'm hoping that the dealers err on the side of caution and quote a slightly longer delivery time than they actually expect so as not to disappoint their customers.

Any comments would be appreciated, thanks fellas!
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I aint that lucky to order a new car..So does that mean you pay loads on first year rd tax?
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Hi guys

I have ordered a shiney new Panda cross Twin air in Tropicalia yellow. As I have specified it with the 'Winter Pack', reverse parking Sensors (I am always overly cautious reversing) and tinted windows, the dealership - Stoneacre in Stafford have given me a delivery time of 3 months (I ordered 23rd February) meaning an expected delivery date of end of May. I was wondering if anyone who had ordered individually specced Fiats have found that they are delivered sooner or later? I'm hoping that the dealers err on the side of caution and quote a slightly longer delivery time than they actually expect so as not to disappoint their customers.

Any comments would be appreciated, thanks fellas!
I have a Panda on order. Expecting delivery in the next ten days after what has seemed an eternity. Your dealer is giving you an accurate quote. At the moment I think Fiat are building and selling huge numbers of Pandas all over Europe. Popular with Joe Bloggs and with car hire firms in holiday resorts.

Your dealer should give you regular updates as to the build progress of your car on the production lines of the various Panda models. Once built of course it has to be transported via container ship to the UK and then transport to Bristol Port, delivery to the dealer, pre-inspect etc, etc.
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I ordered one too, last week. They told me they take 2 to 3 months to arrive here in Lisbon.
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Re: Delivery times.

The first years road tax is swallowed up in the cost of the car to purchase. Whether the dealer foots the cost or it's integrated into the final bill and added by the dealer I don't know.
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Thanks for a reply hope you enjoy your car.. is it a TA or MJ.?
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Thanks for reply.Enjoy the Twinair i do mine.
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Mine will be old school 1.2 FIRE
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Re: Delivery times.

I just heard this morning that Fiat have added a couple more weeks to my order due to "delivery problems at the factory". My car is now at the port and joins a backlog of cars.
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The first years road tax is swallowed up in the cost of the car to purchase. Whether the dealer foots the cost or it's integrated into the final bill and added by the dealer I don't know.
Usually you can find two different prices for a car, one is the list price, and the other is the "OTR" (on the road) price. The list price is the actual cost of the car, and then the OTR price is basically an extra charge made by the dealer which covers the cost of first year road tax, the vehicle registration, the cost of numberplates, and possibly even a tank of petrol for some dealerships.

So it is basically included into the price by the dealer.
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Ordered mine on 16th March. Was a Red one starting on the production line so they tried to get my specific options updated to the vehicles production schedule. Based on that was a 7-8 week estimate. The date on the agreement is 10 weeks tho. So yeah 2-3 months is to be expected. My last new car was at the dealership with my required spec so got that after a couple weeks.
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Hi guys

I have ordered a shiney new Panda cross Twin air in Tropicalia yellow. As I have specified it with the 'Winter Pack', reverse parking Sensors (I am always overly cautious reversing) and tinted windows, the dealership - Stoneacre in Stafford have given me a delivery time of 3 months (I ordered 23rd February) meaning an expected delivery date of end of May. I was wondering if anyone who had ordered individually specced Fiats have found that they are delivered sooner or later? I'm hoping that the dealers err on the side of caution and quote a slightly longer delivery time than they actually expect so as not to disappoint their customers.

Any comments would be appreciated, thanks fellas!
I bought a 1.2 Easy back in 2012 when the latest Panda had just come out.

I think ours was around 2 and a half months from the order date. Not sure if the system is the same now, but I remember the sales guy checked into one of the internal systems to see if there were any Easy models in turquoise blue that were already scheduled to be built that he could add my options to.

My understanding was that this was supposed to speed things up a bit. Maybe we did manage to gain a couple of weeks
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Hi guys

I have ordered a shiney new Panda cross Twin air in Tropicalia yellow. As I have specified it with the 'Winter Pack', reverse parking Sensors (I am always overly cautious reversing) and tinted windows, the dealership - Stoneacre in Stafford have given me a delivery time of 3 months (I ordered 23rd February) meaning an expected delivery date of end of May. I was wondering if anyone who had ordered individually specced Fiats have found that they are delivered sooner or later? I'm hoping that the dealers err on the side of caution and quote a slightly longer delivery time than they actually expect so as not to disappoint their customers.

Any comments would be appreciated, thanks fellas!
We ordered our new Panda two days after you, on 25 Feb. I've just been told ours will be built mid-April for delivery mid-May, so hopefully you can shave a week or two off your ETA. Your dealer should know the build week by now and should be able to update you accordingly.
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Thanks for a reply hope you enjoy your car.. is it a TA or MJ.?
I've ordered the TA. I was on the horns of a dilemma, it looks like the government might be stinging diesel owners before long (I do like the low down grunt of diesels) I have heard that the performance of the diesel isn't going to get any one too excited. I used to own an Alfa Romeo Mito MultiAir Veloce and the performance was really manic, so after driving a 500 TA I opted to go for the TA Cross.
I'm getting You tube and Fiat Forum fatigue now, I have spent hours and hours checking out some excellent road/off road tests. I think I'm over excited now!
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I aint that lucky to order a new car..So does that mean you pay loads on first year rd tax?
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