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Angry Punto Evo Dynamic 1.4 Long wait

Just ordered a new punto evo dynamic 1.4 dualogic on motability. I ordered it on the 27th November 2010 (7 weeks ago). I got told that it will be 10 weeks to get delivered but after a phonecall yesterday i was to find out the car has not even started to be built yet! Enless they can get it made very very quickly I dont think it will be here in 3 weeks so do you think i should ask for a few things to be thrown in for free?

Also is this car any good?
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Re: Punto evo dualogic

Well if you don't ask you don't get. So I would go ahead and ask.

Also I have no experience with dualogic evo, but I love my evo, it looks great and makes me smile when I see it.
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Re: Punto evo dualogic

I don't know if we have any "active" dualogic users here, pretty sure theres a couple of multijets though so hopefully someone will reply to answer your question
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Re: Punto evo dualogic

Its certainly worth a go... But mine was delivered ALOT later than planned and aslong a scratch build is delivered within 12weeks they can worm out of it I would contact FIAT UK but as i say the dealer should have mentioned "it can" take up to 12weeks something mine didnt either
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Re: Punto evo dualogic

Thanks for the replies.
Will phone Fiat tommorrow and see if i can get anything thrown in!
On my order form is states 10 weeks delivery so i will see if i can get anywhere with fiat!
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Re: Punto evo dualogic

I'd give your guy a chance first, it actually only takes a couple of days for a car to be built, most of your 10-12 week wait is waiting for your slot in the factories diary to roll round.

As for freebies, you may struggle, as for a Motability deal the dealer earns little more than a handling fee, but if its late its late, and certainly worth asking.
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Re: Punto evo dualogic

Just spoken to Fiat and they have said it will be here by 20th Feb so just over a month wait!

They also said they will not throw anything in but it was worth a try!
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Re: Punto evo dualogic

I had to wait three months....
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Re: Punto Evo Dynamic 1.4 Long wait

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Just ordered a new punto evo dynamic 1.4 dualogic on motability. I ordered it on the 27th November 2010 (7 weeks ago). I got told that it will be 10 weeks to get delivered but after a phonecall yesterday i was to find out the car has not even started to be built yet! Enless they can get it made very very quickly I dont think it will be here in 3 weeks so do you think i should ask for a few things to be thrown in for free?

Also is this car any good?

Any luck getting the car yet??

Hopefully you'll like the Dualogic (supposed to be one of the best single-clutch semi autos around now??!)
It shouldnt make any funny electrical noises by the way when changing gear. It should just sound normal! but watch out for that.
Once you've got a few hundered gentle miles down have a go in manual mode putting your foot down past 3.5k revs, keep your foot down and flick up a gear. Gives you a very quick and sporty change!
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shoudl collect the car either toady or Monday. Just waiting for the dealer to phone to see when I can collect it. I am looking forward to have a go with the manual mode for some faster driving!
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Re: Punto evo dualogic

there was a time when it arrived when it arrived,or your car was fixed when it was fixed..... i really dont see why anything should be given free because someone has to wait
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Re: Punto evo dualogic

Was just seeing if could get anything extra for free as got told it would be 10 weeks at the most to get the car. Its 11 weeks today and should be getting it within the next 48 hours. if you dont ask you dont get!
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Re: Punto Evo Dynamic 1.4 Long wait

kEvo95 - how do you park your dualogic 1st, reverse or neutral?
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kEvo95 - how do you park your dualogic 1st, reverse or neutral?
You've probably worked this out by now...sorry...
Anyway I park in 1st. When I first got the car I parked in N like a normal manual but the beeping after taking the key out started to be quite annoying. Read the (dualogic)manual and it states to park in gear - which soon cured the annoying beeps. It took ages to convince the wife that that was that you were actually supposed to do! Had to show her the words in the manual!
I think you can park it in R too if you get lazy but it'll automatically put u back to N when you start her up??
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Was just seeing if could get anything extra for free as got told it would be 10 weeks at the most to get the car. Its 11 weeks today and should be getting it within the next 48 hours. if you dont ask you dont get!
Fiat give you nothing for free, I waited over 3 months for my car, which I was paying for it for one of those months..then was given a car that was not exactly what I ordered it took them a further 3 months to sort this all this time I was paying for the car as long as there getting money of you they don't care! Fiat UK are crap!
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