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When I say can't exist, I mean that the website says "if you want the luxury package, you can only have leather (not Recaro) seats.

But wait..... sure enough, my dealer is getting an Abarth with both the luxury package AND Recaro seats. Which is probably as expensive as you can make one of these things from the factory save adding an auto trans (which I don't want). The car is of course in the color I want, with Brembo brakes. No VIN assigned yet, but I'll move up the production queue if I sign on the dotted line.

Some call it fate, I call it witchcraft. Yeah, I hate the shark fin antenna like everyone else but I want the rest of the luxury package. I just wish affiliate pricing was as good a deal is Mazda plan pricing (my employer gets both), oh well. The Miata is nice, but the 124 grabbed me the minute I saw a photo, and a test drive sealed it.

At least Allstate is playing nice and only asking for another $30 a month to add it to my fleet (or zero increase if I drop one of my existing cars). I work from home so that helps keep rates down.
 

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Congrats on your one-of-a-kind 124. Funny, I don't mind the shark fin… it's odd that nobody complains about the nasty radio antenna which is way, way worse. People just need something to complain about.

So, are you going to tell us what color you got, or do we have to bag?? ;)

(P.S. This is my 124th post!)
 

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Bianco Perla. Red was a close second, but I wanted something a little more unique. I would have taken the red/black leather seats, but those seem rare and it appears ordering one is out of the question until demand drops. Not that I mind Recaro seats of course.

The antenna is a minor detail, I'm not going to remove it or anything.

Just waiting on the final numbers; a bit sad I can't have it now as we are still flirting in the mid 70's here. Not that I care, all I need is sunlight.

First really fun car I've ever had, and I'll be canceling a Tesla Model 3 deposit to get it. If only I could sell that reservation spot....

Congrats on your one-of-a-kind 124. Funny, I don't mind the shark fin… it's odd that nobody complains about the nasty radio antenna which is way, way worse. People just need something to complain about.

So, are you going to tell us what color you got, or do we have to bag?? ;)

(P.S. This is my 124th post!)
 

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How much are you getting off with your affiliate rewards control number? My local fiat dealer said they can only take off $500 with a manufacturers discount, yet they still want my affiliate code. Pretty shady if you ask me...
 

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They told me what is coming before I said what I wanted, and in this case they sent me the actual order sheets for what is coming (I specifically asked for the detailed build specs for the two they've got coming).

I hope your car is being built the way you think it is, and you're not being told what you want to hear.
 

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I thought 1% off invoice was standard? Of course the Abarth invoice itself is only about ~$800 less than sticker, so it isn't a huge deal. Supposedly the invoice has a "PP" value on it and that is what you pay. Other incentives apply as well.

Now they do say "eligible vehicles", but I don't see that the 124's are excluded.

How much are you getting off with your affiliate rewards control number? My local fiat dealer said they can only take off $500 with a manufacturers discount, yet they still want my affiliate code. Pretty shady if you ask me...
 

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For those curious, from the "priced order confirmation" the dealer sent me. Still waiting on numbers with the affiliate discount. If valid, the only thing that kind of stinks is essentially paying for two sets of seats.

Date Printed: 2016-10-17 2:40 PM VIN: Quantity: 01

Estimated Ship Date: VON: 37447660 Status: D - Firm schedule:serial number is assigned

Date Ordered: 2016-09-12 1:43 PM Ordered By: S76025O

Vehicle: 2017 ABARTH (BAFX27)

Sales Code Description MSRP(USD)

Model: BAFX27 ABARTH 28,195

Package: 21C Customer Preferred Package 21C 0

EAM 1.4L I4 MultiAir Turbo Engine 0

DAG 6-Spd Manual RWD Transmission 0

Paint/Seat/Trim: PWS Bianco Perla (Tri-Coat White) 595

*DL Leather/Alcantara Recaro Seats 1,195

-X9 Nero (Black) 0

Options: NAS 50 State Emissions 0

A86 Luxury Collection with Sirius 3,995

LSA Security Alarm

JHS Headlamp Washer

GNZ Auto Dim Exterior Mirrors

LE1 Heated Exterior Mirrors

GNK Rear View Auto Dim Interior Mirror

XGD Universal Garage Door Opener

JLN GPS Navigation

LM6 Adaptive Front Headlamps

LPX LED Headlamps

JKJ Automatic Headlamp Leveling System

LPY Daytime Running Lamps - LED

RCP 9 Bose Speakers incl. Subwoofer

RSD SiriusXM Satellite Radio

X9B 1-Yr. SiriusXM Radio Service

X9H For More Info Call 800-643-2112

XAA ParkSense Rear Park Assist System

XAN Blind Spot and Cross Path Detection

BR4 Brembo 4-Wheel Disc Perf Brakes 1,495

YBC Open 0

5TA September Production 0

5N9 Guaranteed Schedules 0

5N6 Easy Order 0

4EX Sales Tracking 0

Special Equipment: 99604A 0

Destination Fees: 995

Note: This is not an invoice. The prices and equipment shown on this priced order confirmation are tentative and subject to change or

correction without prior notice. No claims against the content listed or prices quoted will be accepted. Refer to the vehicle invoice for final

vehicle content and pricing. Orders are accepted only when the vehicle is shipped by the factory.

Total Price: 36,470

Order Type: Retail PSP Month/Week: 10/2

Scheduling Priority: 2-Fastest Moving Vehicle Order Build Priority: 99

Customer Name:

Customer Address:

Instructions:

I agree. The combination sounds like a misbuild.
 

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Actually it sounds like a Canadian build - for the Abarth with the luxury package the Recaros are a 400 dollar add-on in the configurator (or a ridiculous $1700 without the package).
 

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BR4 Brembo 4-Wheel Disc Perf Brakes 1,495
Has anyone confirmed that the Brembo setup is on all four wheels? Because the Brembo package for the Miata is front wheels only - I suspect this might be as well.
 

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Any Brembo experts out there? The rears seem smaller, but the paint matches.....



Has anyone confirmed that the Brembo setup is on all four wheels? Because the Brembo package for the Miata is front wheels only - I suspect this might be as well.
 

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According to the Fiat website:
Red Brembo® 4-Wheel Disc Performance Brakes
Brembo performance brakes with red calipers add a stylish touch to your FIAT® 124 Spider Elaborazione Abarth.

So - it looks like 4 wheel Brembos.
 

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"Stylish touch" indeed. Now I'm wondering whether just the calipers are made by Brembo.
You could've just as easily said "Performance Brakes indeed," which was also contained in the description.

Specifically, it says they are Brembo performance brakes WITH red calipers. That sounds more ENcouraging than DIScouraging.
 

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You could've just as easily said "Performance Brakes indeed," which was also contained in the description.

Specifically, it says they are Brembo performance brakes WITH red calipers. That sounds more ENcouraging than DIScouraging.
Yepper. Right up there with "An available nine-speaker Bose® Audio System, includes a subwoofer. These speakers deliver crisp, powerful sound so everyone in the FIAT® 124 Spider can enjoy your music selection."

Engineering > Marketing.
 

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Yepper. Right up there with "An available nine-speaker Bose® Audio System, includes a subwoofer. These speakers deliver crisp, powerful sound so everyone in the FIAT® 124 Spider can enjoy your music selection."

Engineering > Marketing.
Waiting on my Lusso with Premium package - sticker says "delete spare tire" and I get a "tire repair kit" - subwoofer takes space where spare went?
 
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