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Old 22-11-2010   #1
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and so it continues...

Just as I'm thinking everything is good with my car now I'm driving along yesterday and suddenly think where is my air conditioning I'm sure I had air conditioning...so I get home and check my order form and yes I have air conditioning I check the book and see that it is in fact standard on the GP!!! So here we go AGAIN my whole thing with fiat has started again!!! My dealer are waiting to here from fiat as to what is going to happen! This starts up a whole new load of questions has this got anything to do with how much I was messed around did they just shove the car together to make it look like the GP when actually it isn't!!!
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Re: and so it continues...

Why did you only spot this now though, it has been weeks!!!

Are you certain you haven't got it?
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Why did you only spot this now though, it has been weeks!!!

Are you certain you haven't got it?
Why would you look for the button when its winter??

100 percent I've even taken it to fiat there is no button there its just a black hard panel!!!
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Why would you look for the button when its winter??
Erm, to stop the car misting up in winter

You should run aircon throughout the winter, else come the summer it won't work...

Hopefully they will sort this out - but doesn't look good for you
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Re: and so it continues...

Some Evos that have foglights have the panel of switches from cars without foglights, so it could be that theyve just put the wrong switch panel above your heating controls & still fitted the rest of the air con system. The wiring & everything could already be there.

Might actually be easy to sort. Even so, if ever there was a case for Panda production not to go to Italy, surely the amount of misbuilt Evos is it.
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Some Evos that have foglights have the panel of switches from cars without foglights, so it could be that theyve just put the wrong switch panel above your heating controls & still fitted the rest of the air con system. The wiring & everything could already be there.

Might actually be easy to sort. Even so, if ever there was a case for Panda production not to go to Italy, surely the amount of misbuilt Evos is it.
Yeah Id reckon that it was the same mistake that was made with the fog light switches and its just that they have fitted a blank switch to the panel by mistake rather than the car not actually having air-con. I donít really see how they could not have fitted what would be a major part.
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Re: and so it continues...

It hasn't got any of the attachments for the air con! My dealer is waiting to hear back from fiat but reckon I will have to have a new car built!!!
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It hasn't got any of the attachments for the air con! My dealer is waiting to hear back from fiat but reckon I will have to have a new car built!!!
After all the trouble you've been through! I can't believe how long it's dragged on for and it's still not right! I would be LIVID by now! Contact Watchdog.
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It hasn't got any of the attachments for the air con! My dealer is waiting to hear back from fiat but reckon I will have to have a new car built!!!
Next time check it before you leave the dealer!!
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Re: and so it continues...

The Dealer didn't fit the wrong plates to it at PDI, did they?

It happens- two identical looking cars + a sleepy Tech who doesn't check all the digits of the chassis number correspond to the jobcard = you driving someone elses' car.
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Hey Danny,

Can't imagine that ever happening eh?
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Nope... bet it never happened to a 500...




(Not one I PDI'd by the way.....)
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Re: and so it continues...

There was me thinking about a 105bhp Doblo. Don't worry. Not one of yours!!
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There was me thinking about a 105bhp Doblo. Don't worry. Not one of yours!!
The 500 was an epic fail between Fiat and the Sales Admin staff (and the original car being damaged in transit and a new build being sent). We only found out when I got the jobcard and Parts insisted the plates had already been issued hours before...
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Re: and so it continues...

Don't all GP Spec Punto Evo's have air con as standard? If so, and the car Sian has can be identified as a GP spec (anthracite alloys with circles cut out, bright red and black stripe seats etc) then we'll know it's been mis-built.
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