finally today my abarth was returned from the dealership after two weeks. the problem was the paint on the hood was uneven in the application. it was reported to the dealership on the july 2nd, photographed and sent to fca for approval for the repairs. I know what you are thinking, why did I accept the car. the day I picked it up it was during a thunderstorm. beaded water obscured the paint flaws. after a month (actually four weeks) I went to the dealership and got loud in the service dept (perhaps there was the utterance of a few profanities), then the next day it was accepted to be repaired. fca recommended the use of heat lamps to correct the paint (after being in the sun of southern Louisiana the paint was fully cured)(believe it or not), so after a week and a half it was decided to repaint it. the first application of paint was a bit off with the color match, so lets paint it again (yay..... sarcasm). so after what amounts to a month and a half the problem is resolved.... I hope I never need to go to a dealer again... not a fan of the Chrysler service..... I hope no one else needs to endure this type of treatment, and I unfortunately am beginning to understand where the customer satisfaction with fiat is lacking. unfortunately I don't feel it is specifically based upon the engineering, but the customer service really sucks..... I truly hope my experience is an isolated incident, and wish everyone the best of luck..... happy my toy is back, but still a bit upset it was gone at all.