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I put my deposit down in early August, custom ordering a red 6 speed with Brembos and Recaros, and no luxury package. Long story short, this is the only Abarth they're getting all year, so I pulled the trigger on a silver 6 speed with no Brembos, no Recaros, and with the luxury package. It was just put on the lot on Oct 25th, bought it the next day! Wasn't even put on Fiat's inventory search until after I bought it.
 

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Congrats and thanks for the photos. It's great having a new car with warranty. You should leave that yellow/black nav screen tag on for at least a year, lol.
 

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Nice first new car!
 

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Congrats and thanks for the photos. It's great having a new car with warranty. You should leave that yellow/black nav screen tag on for at least a year, lol.
I know I was always happy to see real photos of these cars in their new owner's hands, so I figured others would appreciate them as well. Even if a smudge on the lens made it look like they were taken with a bad camera.

I'll have more and better pictures in the future when I have a good opportunity
Nice first new car!
Thanks, it still feels like someone else's. I'm so incredibly not used to having something so nice!
 
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The smudge created a nice special effect. Welcome to the Spider world.
 

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It is a beautiful car, but you know Red is faster :)
 
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The smudge created a nice special effect. Welcome to the Spider world.
It does look overly glowy, like it's all in a dream world haha. Thanks though, I love the car more every day! Just filled it up for the first time, got 38.1 mpg. Very proud of that.

It is a beautiful car, but you know Red is faster :)
To be fair, I did order red, it just wouldve taken another 7+ months to get...
 

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I believe the insurance rate thing was disproven
 

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Nice, I see you took the Premium package, I wanted the red seats, but I had a budget to respect and took the Comfort Package, on a RED, Manual Abarth.
 

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I believe the insurance rate thing was disproven
For whatever reason, my premium went down $2/month from what I was paying on the '13 NC. Not complaining but doesn't make sense. I do certainly feel more visible on the highways. But these days, going over the speed limit on LA freeways has become a rarity. Traffic out here sux.
 

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For whatever reason, my premium went down $2/month from what I was paying on the '13 NC. Not complaining but doesn't make sense. I do certainly feel more visible on the highways. But these days, going over the speed limit on LA freeways has become a rarity. Traffic out here sux.
My New Classica (red by the way) costs less to insure than my 5 year old Ford Fiesta that has a resale value of around $3500. I think the big difference in my case, is a lot of young punks tend to by Fiestas and crash them up quite a bit. While the bulk of people buying the 124 are likely responsible 50 year olds or more (like myself).
 

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My Abarth costs only $234/6 months to insure with Progressive. That's only $20 more than for my 2005 Passat. I am delighted.
 

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Nice, I see you took the Premium package, I wanted the red seats, but I had a budget to respect and took the Comfort Package, on a RED, Manual Abarth.
I specifically ordered without it, but I took what I could get. I'm glad I did though, the headlights are worth it. I love them
 

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...To be fair, I did order red, it just wouldve taken another 7+ months to get...
Same same. I wanted a red Lusso manual with the Premium package, but there wasn't a single one like that on the local dealer's allotment through mid-2017. I took what I could find, which was everything I wanted in argento instead of red, and I had to go out of the area to get it - same color as yours, yes?

No regrets!
 

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My New Classica (red by the way) costs less to insure than my 5 year old Ford Fiesta that has a resale value of around $3500. I think the big difference in my case, is a lot of young punks tend to by Fiestas and crash them up quite a bit. While the bulk of people buying the 124 are likely responsible 50 year olds or more (like myself).
Exactly. The insurance on my Corvette was relatively cheap. According to my young agent, "It's an old person's car and you guys have good driving records".
 
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Same same. I wanted a red Lusso manual with the Premium package, but there wasn't a single one like that on the local dealer's allotment through mid-2017. I took what I could find, which was everything I wanted in argento instead of red, and I had to go out of the area to get it - same color as yours, yes?

No regrets!
Yes, "Grigio Argento" I believe. So, aluminum silver
 
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