That's great!! Not only are you getting your car sooner but a lot cheaper also. I have seen here in the Phoenix area that they are now putting $2000 mark ups above MSRP on their 124 Abarths. Ridiculous
It's been mentioned several times in other threads. Get your mirror caps from your FIAT studio. They may not have the accessories parts catalog but you can download that off the web and email it to them, it's also posted elsewhere on this board. Get your front spoiler here:Where did you get the red parts? I was think I'd just have to wrap what's already on there. Plus I need to source badges for after I get the heritage stripe painted. Yes I got gelato white, only manual on the lot & was told at least 3 perspective buyers will be upset they waited too long.
From a dealer's perspective, that's a case of "you don't know what you've got till its gone," as the song says. Some dealers with plenty of inventory are discounting cars. Those with short supplies are adding on to the price. In neither case have those dealers ever heard of a thing called the internet.I've had an order going since November for an Abarth up here in Washington & I've not been impressed with how it was handled & the way I was being treated. Lots of "check back in 2 weeks & maybe have a delivery date" plus the markup that I was not made aware of until after the order. So yesterday I decided to see what there was at the dealership in San Diego where my mother lives & amazingly they have the exact white with red interior Abarth I want. Only option missing is the brembos but just an excuse to get that nice Wilwood kit soon as I use up the factory pads. So called them strait away to put a deposit & now I'm making my flight plans to head down, give them the rest of my cash, & make the 1300mile drive home. Glad the dealer up here had no problem refunding me my down payment once I took it to the manager level. San Diego Fiat beat my local Fiat by $6000, that's crazy.
Some dealers would rather sell to customers living around the dealer especially if they're the only dealer around the area cause they want that customer to come and service the car. While your case, once you get the car they don't see you anymore.Well fresh **** this morning. After 2hours of fighting orbits customer service for messing up my flight I get a text, a TEXT! Not a call from the Fiat dealer to let me know his manager sold the car to his friend. So he's looking into ordering one for me since I could get it with brembos e other didn't have & apparently the heritage stripe is now an option though it adds 2 weeks to delivery. Supposed to get back to me later with a cost & delivery date.