Is there an extended warranty that can be purchased from Fiat that extends the 4/50 to something longer bumper to bumper? If so, anyone know $$ ?
Keep your money in the bank, statistics say you'll be way ahead of the game. It's a scam...and like casinos, the deck is stacked in their favor.yep...the dealer I bought my 124 from quoted me lifetime warranty for $4000 (transferable)...i said NO... then knocked it down to $3500. Still said NO...although a great selling point if you ever sold your car. (Fiat deal in San Diego)
Same with mine I finally got my lock nuts 1 month after delivery. I bought nothing (no insurance / extended warranty) but had the "Roulez à vie" dealer promo, free oil change, brake pads and tire replacement for lifetime ownership.I got 7yr/115.000km bumper to bumper with 24/7 roadside assistance across North America for 2700$. Wheel locks (which they forgot to put on the car and I have to pick up later today)....
i would double check on the transfer ability of the lifetime warranty. I have the lifetime max care warranty and it is listed as not being transferable. Most of their other plans like the 7year/100k mile warranty are but not the lifetime. If someone tells you it is make them put that in writing.yep...the dealer I bought my 124 from quoted me lifetime warranty for $4000 (transferable)...i said NO... then knocked it down to $3500. Still said NO...although a great selling point if you ever sold your car. (Fiat deal in San Diego)
Do you actually have a 500?I know it's made in Japan and it should be more reliable than the 500s (hopefully!)
No I have not.Do you actually have a 500?
I have 2 of them, a 2012 500 and a 2014 500L. They have been nothing but reliable. I read all the time how unreliable my 500s are, but that has not been my experience at all.
It's just "Fix It Again Tony" confirmation bias... and a load of horse manure!
I can only hope that my 124 is as reliable as my 500s have been!
That "divot" would bug the heck out of me... I would certainly be looking to get it fixed. As for the Fiat Logo... I wish mine didn't have one at all!No I have not.
I'm considering getting one for my daughter after the Subaru's engine inevitably blows the head gasket - I'm not paying 1200$ to fix a car that is worth 1500$...
I too think it's been blown out of proportion, lots of the issues "per car" reported are slight trinkets like for example when my 124 was delivered it had (still does) a "divot" on the front end (see picture.) I didn't report it yet as it's obvious it's from before the car was painted as the paint wasn't scratched, looks like it was painted over.
Is it a warranty defect? Yes.
Does it prevent the car from running perfectly, driving beautifully, and putting a smile on my face? **** no.
If you don't look directly at it I'm 99% sure nobody will notice it. Same goes for the FIAT logo on the steering wheel, it's not PERFECTLY centered, instead it's slightly pushed towards the bottom. Do I even care? No. I love the 124 and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a roadster to smile by, if I weren't so happy to be the only one in 100km2 (or more!) to have one. Love that exclusivity, love the looks. Took some getting used to but I love the attention it draws.
You don't need to rush into buying a warranty. 12K miles is the first price increase. No price increase until 12K miles or over. The letter you have is definitely MORE expensive then the guys I know for warranties. The Chryslerfactoryplans website is also more expensive.