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Has anyone been able to order the back stripe on an abarth in the stages? I've ordered an abarth through Fiat in Kirkland WA & have been told they have no way of requesting the black stripe. My solution is to take the car to a paint shop after it shows up, but I have see plenty of pictures of abarths in the US with the stripe. I've seen some suggestions that abarths just come with the stripe.
 

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As far as I know, the stripe is painted in italy, and you cannot order it. I talked to my dealer and they said it's not an option, the only way you can get one in the US would be by having it wrapped.
 

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The USA cars get the heritage stripe in Detroit after they get here. So the first batch will be later then the non-stripe cars, but they are coming.
 

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So all heritage Abarths will have to pass through Detroit? The option's high price makes more sense now, given the added transportation required.
 

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The USA cars get the heritage stripe in Detroit after they get here. So the first batch will be later then the non-stripe cars, but they are coming.
I wish there was some way of confirming and tracking this. I suspect that the Detroit Abarths will be more highly optioned, i.e., Luxury package and Brembo's. So many of the Abarths I'm seeing "in-transit" are stripped down.
 

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I wish there was some way of confirming and tracking this. I suspect that the Detroit Abarths will be more highly optioned, i.e., Luxury package and Brembo's. So many of the Abarths I'm seeing "in-transit" are stripped down.
I'm willing to bet Fiat themselves know the car is overpriced, and are pushing what they think may sell first, with the loaded ones coming later.
 

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They definitely come without stripes. Some dealers appear to be using stock pictures of the Euro spec Abarth on their inventory websites here in the mid-Atlantic. I've seen several mismatches between the picture and description. The price always seems to match the description. There is a good selection of Abarth colors, transmissions, and option packages for East Coasters willing to drive a few hours. As for price, Abarths appear to be selling for MSRP.
 

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I know Fiat Kirkland WA marks up just under 3k. So I'm out about 42k for the one I ordered with every option besides the stripe. They said they would paint it for me for the price of the option when it shows up, but all the best paint shops will do it for under $500 so that's a better deal. I know American abarths don't have any logos inside, like the wheel just says Fiat, it's something to do with American safety inspections.
 

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Just curious, why pay $42k for a Fiat, when you can/could have had one of the greatest sports ever made under $60k, in the Camaro SS? Or even the LT 1LE if you wanted a pure track car.
 

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I already have a 1200bhp LSX powered 69 mustang, don't need any more v8s. Plus I find the new camaro quite ugly. Was just interested in something small & sporty.
 

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FiatUSA.com says $36,625 for a stripe-less loaded Abarth (auto trans, Brembos, luxury collection, perla paint) including destination. $42k smacks of ripoff to me. Or the price of being the first on the block with one.
 

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Yeah there is the 3k mark up, plus like 1k in destination fees. WA has crazy tax about 4K & all sorts of road fees. Plus I still won't get it till march. It's not ideal but after a test drive, I defiantly got my $ worth of fun.
 

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Well, since you wanted something different and not another domestic V8, I guess, but really you could have the same experience with the car for a lot less than $42k.
 

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Do you have a hate for the 124 or something? 42k is not a lot for a brand new car, not to mention one this fun.
 

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Yeah there is the 3k mark up, plus like 1k in destination fees. WA has crazy tax about 4K & all sorts of road fees. Plus I still won't get it till march. It's not ideal but after a test drive, I defiantly got my $ worth of fun.
If you aren't going to get it until March, it seems like a bad idea to lock in such a high price now. The supply and market may be rather different in a few months.
 

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Do you have a hate for the 124 or something? 42k is not a lot for a brand new car, not to mention one this fun.
On the contrary, I think the Classica is one of the best values to be had when you compare it to the market it is competing with, the likes of BRZ's, FRS's, and even the Miata, but once you get past a price threshold what you get with that price doesn't add up.
 

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I wasn't charged for the test drive, I just mean the car is worth the price. Even when it will be the cheapest car I own.
 

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I already have a 1200bhp LSX powered 69 mustang, don't need any more v8s. Plus I find the new camaro quite ugly. Was just interested in something small & sporty.

I wasn't charged for the test drive, I just mean the car is worth the price. Even when it will be the cheapest car I own.
I was joking about paying for the test drive and agree about Camaro.

I wish I could afford a fleet where the Abarth would be the cheapest car.
 
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