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Stopped by a dealer and test drove the $33,635 "Premium Package" Lusso Spider today. What a blast! I can see why reviewers are raving about the Miata/Spider. I just sold my 2010 Corvette, and this is a superb downgrade. (I'm retiring and want a less expensive car to maintain).

Does anyone have any thoughts on how to get a better deal off MSRP? The dealers get greedy when a new model is introduced and demand is high.
 

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Along the same lines, I have an opportunity to get a Prima Edizione...but they want $5,000 over MSRP. Do you think it's worth that? Quick feedback appreciated!!!!
 

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My only interest is in an Abarth and will refuse to pay above MSRP,the Fiat will be a second car and I can wait
Same. I'm not going to rush out there and pay $35,000 for an Abarth when that same $$$ would get you some NICE European sheet metal.

My plan is to wait and see what the depreciation curve looks like after about 6 months... You can find Abarth 500's with a couple thousand miles on them for almost $10K cheaper than MSRP.

Working in new-model part quality assurance, I've learned that sometimes being "first" ain't such a good thing ;)
 

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Very true, FORZA. I would love to run out and get one today, I do have cash in hand so no finance bs.
But waiting for 6 months and letting the dust settle. I'm sure that they are flying out of the dealers now.
I do need to see one in the flesh and do a quick test drive.
 

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Well, had my money on a Lusso with Premium package, but another dealer called with a Prima...did the deal for the Prima. The offer was 5K over MSRP and I told them 3K over MSRP... Lost the deposit at the other dealership...but I have my Prima! Can't wait to share pictures...it is supposed to be in Houston dealership in the next few days!
 

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Other than the blue paint and it's low production number of 124, does the Prima have any extra features? If not, I'd say it's a rip off. My guess is that in 2018 Fiat will offer a similar (but not exact) blue and offer it at the standard price.

BTW, Autotrader online shows a couple of dealers offering the blue Prima at $36K.
 

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Other than the blue paint and it's low production number of 124, does the Prima have any extra features? If not, I'd say it's a rip off. My guess is that in 2018 Fiat will offer a similar (but not exact) blue and offer it at the standard price.

BTW, Autotrader online shows a couple of dealers offering the blue Prima at $36K.
Im a prima owner. There are no other features on the car itself. you get this misc. stuff later:
Prima Owner Kit-Blue Leather Bag, Blue Leather Journal, Pen & Poster

I paid MSRP minus $500 FCA discount, and minus $1000 FCA loyalty discount (I own another FCA product).

The $35,000 MSRP is already a $2,360 premium over the similar configuration of Lusso + Premium collection + Auto.

NET: Dealer is going to get a premium for selling this car.

This is a limited car, and the color is fantastic. If I had the extra money I would have paid a premium. However I was able to negotiate a flat deal at MSRP minus FCA offered incentives. (this is a Lusso model, fyi..)
If you want to see a Prima Sticker, here is what one looks like: http://www.chrysler.com/hostd/windowsticker/getWindowStickerPdf.do?vin=JC1NFAEK9H0101034
 

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I just bought one at Benson Fiat in Greer SC. They gave me 1k off for owning a Fiat, another 500 off as a rebate and another 250 for travel expenses since I don't live there. It was a very good buying experience.

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Other than the blue paint and it's low production number of 124, does the Prima have any extra features? If not, I'd say it's a rip off. My guess is that in 2018 Fiat will offer a similar (but not exact) blue and offer it at the standard price.

BTW, Autotrader online shows a couple of dealers offering the blue Prima at $36K.
The one thing in do know that is different about the Prima over the Lusso is that you get the mechanical limited slip that the AbArth is getting. There might be a few others things if you dug into the specs deep enough.
 

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The one thing in do know that is different about the Prima over the Lusso is that you get the mechanical limited slip that the AbArth is getting. There might be a few others things if you dug into the specs deep enough.
Really? Ill have to check into this. i didnt read that yet. (I have a prima!)
 

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Unless they changed the spec once production started. That was one of the things I took note of right away in a brochure
 

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i looked to see if it showed on a vehicle option list and did not see that specified, don't have an Abarth VIN yet to see if they list it on their option list. also looked at service information and didn't see anything that specified ANY limited slip info, but maybe everything isn't out for that yet. so at this point and time i would have to say that it is negative that they have a limited slip, guess i either saw wrong or something. i did do a search to try to find the specs initially released when they announced the Prima but i can not find any specs for the prima.
 

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i looked to see if it showed on a vehicle option list and did not see that specified, don't have an Abarth VIN yet to see if they list it on their option list. also looked at service information and didn't see anything that specified ANY limited slip info, but maybe everything isn't out for that yet. so at this point and time i would have to say that it is negative that they have a limited slip, guess i either saw wrong or something. i did do a search to try to find the specs initially released when they announced the Prima but i can not find any specs for the prima.
I'm sure you saw it correctly. Brochures are printed in advance of a model's release & it's not uncommon for specifications to change right before production begins. Brochures are then revised in future printings.
 
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