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ayrshiredude out of curiosity what are you doing with your original wing mirror covers? Keeping or eBaying them?
To be honest hadn't really given it much thought. Not sure if its worth selling them or not. Usually when I put something extra on I keep the original so when I sell the car I put the original back on. However I suppose than by the time I come to sell this on it is likely to be a brand new model.
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Re: Finally some photos

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To be honest hadn't really given it much thought. Not sure if its worth selling them or not. Usually when I put something extra on I keep the original so when I sell the car I put the original back on. However I suppose than by the time I come to sell this on it is likely to be a brand new model.
If you ever decide to stick them on eBay let me know , I just stuck red covers on mine the other week but I really like the shade of red of your car.
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Well took a trip to the dealers today regarding the fog light button issue. They were unaware of this and were as surprised as I was that it was missing. They had a basic model, without fogs, sitting in the showroom and it had the button . So he took it out and swapped it over to mine. tried everything and hey presto - sorted.

Unfortunately yesterday I noticed a couple of minor paint defects so they took photos of it and will let me know what is to be done about it. The saga continues.
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Unfortunately yesterday I noticed a couple of minor paint defects so they took photos of it and will let me know what is to be done about it. The saga continues.
I had a really bad paint defect on the drivers door, which i had sorted.
I've noticed one more defect on the rear panel while polishing, hard to notice unless given extreme attention but it bugs me, but not major enough to have fixed plus im sure now i'll just get told its been 4 months, cant complain now.

And generally while polishing ive noticed little defects here & there, really think Fiat's paint jobs are pretty poor!
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Well on mine there is a small blister on the corner of the bonnet and a smaller one on the passenger door along the top. I'm no expert however I believe these are caused by dirt under the paint. The thing is if left they could get worse and cause rust. So better to get them fixed now rather than later.

The one on the bonnet is the worst, I've taken a couple of photos which was not easy.
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Well on mine there is a small blister on the corner of the bonnet and a smaller one on the passenger door along the top. I'm no expert however I believe these are caused by dirt under the paint. The thing is if left they could get worse and cause rust. So better to get them fixed now rather than later.

The one on the bonnet is the worst, I've taken a couple of photos which was not easy.
Yup, id certainly get that done if i had it asap.

Mine looked like someone had touched it with oily/greasy hands prior to painting, so was an obvious discolouration under the paint/clearcoat.

Always a good idea with a new car to give it a good clean, can notice little faults when your eyes are looking at every little detail during a clean & can throw it back at the dealer to get it done before its too late
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Ok, so I'm picking mine up in October, I need to check fog lamp switches are there, cubby holes open and paint. Anything else?! (the dealer's not going to like me!!)
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Well talking about cubbie holes lol. After they changed the switch over the cubbie hole wouldn't shut correctly however they took the panel off and fixed it while I waited. Apparently there is a fix for it available. All fine now.

Kinda feel I had a productive day lol.
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Well talking about cubbie holes lol. After they changed the switch over the cubbie hole wouldn't shut correctly however they took the panel off and fixed it while I waited. Apparently there is a fix for it available. All fine now.

Kinda feel I had a productive day lol.
Mine was the same, didnt shut correctly so they redid it while i waited

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Paint (Top Priority, Preferably before you sign anything.)
Cubby hole in middle of dash - Check it opens.
Cubby hole by drivers knee - Check it opens/shuts squarely & generally works.

Optional Extras (Only Applicable if ordered):

Fog Lights - Check there installed.
Button for fog lights - Check its there
TomTom Blue&Me - Check it connects with the cars Blue&Me System (difficult to do at the dealership)
Ambient Lighting - Check it works, both interior front(not rear) door handles + strip light hidden away in passenger side of dash (Eleganza/Sporting Only, difficult to check unless dark.)

I think thats it... any other problems we've had ?
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Re: Finally some photos

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Boney you must be awesome at “spot the difference”
Haha, I know my EVO inside out and this really puzzled me and was really obvious
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Love the colour! looks lovely...cannot wait to get mine!!
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Got a call from the dealer today regarding the paint defects. He said that Fiat have told him that a small particle of dust can get under the paint but it is unlikely to get any worse and they would not be willing to repaint the whole bonnet. he said their paint shop manager said that there is more chance of dust getting under the paint if they did it again as the paint shop is not as dust free as the factory.
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Got a call from the dealer today regarding the paint defects. He said that Fiat have told him that a small particle of dust can get under the paint but it is unlikely to get any worse and they would not be willing to repaint the whole bonnet. he said their paint shop manager said that there is more chance of dust getting under the paint if they did it again as the paint shop is not as dust free as the factory.
Tell them to get ****ed, goto another dealer, it doesnt look like "dust" to me it looks like a glob of dried paint or a very small stone (i.e gravel, not dust.)

Paint should be smooth, with no obvious defects imo.
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Tell them to get ****ed, goto another dealer, it doesnt look like "dust" to me it looks like a glob of dried paint or a very small stone (i.e gravel, not dust.)

Paint should be smooth, with no obvious defects imo.
No I think it is dust, have seen it before and thats what it looks like. Doesn't take much to create a mountain lol. To be honest I'm not sure I can be bothered with the hastle of having to get it resprayed after all the hastle I have had so far. They told me it will not affect my paint warranty and they are gonna keep it on file so if, in the future, there is any problems it will still be covered. Plus you can hardly see it to be honest. I only noticed it after a polish.
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Re: Finally some photos

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Mine was the same, didnt shut correctly so they redid it while i waited

Check List:

Paint (Top Priority, Preferably before you sign anything.)
Cubby hole in middle of dash - Check it opens.
Cubby hole by drivers knee - Check it opens/shuts squarely & generally works.

Optional Extras (Only Applicable if ordered):

Fog Lights - Check there installed.
Button for fog lights - Check its there
TomTom Blue&Me - Check it connects with the cars Blue&Me System (difficult to do at the dealership)
Ambient Lighting - Check it works, both interior front(not rear) door handles + strip light hidden away in passenger side of dash (Eleganza/Sporting Only, difficult to check unless dark.)

I think thats it... any other problems we've had ?
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