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So far I have seen a $3,500 and now today a $5,000 upcharge from MSRP for a manual Abarth with luxury package (after initial being provided with MSRP pricing). Is this standard around the country?

Any idea on when the next shipment is expected? Haven't see the inventory change much in the last few weeks.
 

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ridiculous. You can pay MSRP or less and ship from a more ethical dealer from elsewhere in the country. I keep checking inventory too. there's not a lot of abarth/luxury.
 

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I paid MSRP on my prima. Unless you absolutely need the car today, shop via another dealer, or wait for the car you want to be offered at MSRP or less.
In fact, I got $1500 off MSRP due to FCA rebates..
 

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I paid MSRP on my prima. Unless you absolutely need the car today, shop via another dealer, or wait for the car you want to be offered at MSRP or less.
In fact, I got $1500 off MSRP due to FCA rebates..
Thanks for the insights, that was what I thought I was seeing, but just wanted to be sure. I don't "need" the car now, but would love to have it, but not willing to pay a premium for it.
 

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I found 4 manual Abarth with luxury package with 1000 miles of raleigh. via fiatusa.com
You could contact the dealers and see how much it would be to ship... You could maybe use the shipping cost as leverage to get your local dealer to drop a large part of the uplift...
 

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The one in Newport News is sold already, the one in Maple Shade NJ is the one that wants $5,000 over MSRP. There are none in Florida.

I just looked and the only one still showing is the Maple Shade. Where did you see others?
 

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Changed my zip code and found another one....thanks for the info
 

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There are six Abarth manuals with luxury in California, Nevada, and Arizona. Three grey; three white.
 

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It seems the Fiat site is out of date on inventory, When I got my Prima it continued to show on the Fiat inventory as available for weeks. It was looking like they were only updating once a month or so. Other folks have had better luck with cars.com or other sites.


Dealers around here were asking up to 12k over for the Prima's, I refused to pay that, and a few weeks later had one call me and say ok if you want the car for MSRP minus rebates it's yours. By the time I got the car I had 2 other dealers call offering to drop the price to MSRP minus rebates. There's one dealer here with a Prima still sitting on the lot.


If the combination you want is rare and the cars a re moving the dealers can try to get an upcharge. Once supply catches up to demand (and it will) it will be different.
 

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I paid MSRP less a $500 FCA rebate for my Lusso Premium. When I picked up the car, i found the window sticker in the cubby, along with another sticker that showed a $4995 "AMV" ("adjusted market value") and a $1797 "protection package" for a "total price" of $39077. Hah! BS! The dealer never mentioned any of this. I bargained hard but couldn't get them below MSRP minus $500. If the car had made it onto their lot (I bought it while it was still in transit) some poor chump could have ended up paying close to $40K for the car. No wonder people hate buying new cars.

This hokum is all churned up by the dealers - the second sticker is printed with the warning, "This label should not be confused with the MSRP label affixed to the vehicle by the manufacturer." Pure BS, cooked up in the name of greed.
 

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Thanks I saw those, I did a search using a California zip code, a Texas zip code and Florida/ Got three completely different lists.
 

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Fiat of Albuquerque has one Classica and two Lussos. All at $500 off msrp. The Classica is aluminum. The Lussos are aluminum and red. All three are automatic transmissions.
 

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$500 off msrp in San Francisco on a manual Abarth, lux package. They originally wanted $2k over, but I told them I wasn't going to pay it and they removed it immediately with no hesitation.
 

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In a bizarre fluke I found my (auto with luxury) Abarth on eBay for $1,500 under MSRP, enough to cover cross-country shipping. It was from a Dodge/Chrysler dealership from a small North Carolina town who happened to carry a few Fiats: Steve White Motors.

This car had never shown up on my daily sites: Cars.com, Cargurus.com, and FiatUSA. I wonder how many more 124's might be hidden out there. Perhaps there's a way to do a national Mopar search.
 

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I didn't have any luck on cargurus or cars.com. FiatUSA worked when I used different zip codes. Hopefully I have one locked down. It was actually advertised below MSRP.
 

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I suggest calling Benson Fiat Alfa Romeo in South Carolina. They will ship you the car for a very reasonable amount, and if if you want to go there they will reimburse some of your travel expenses. They won't screw with you on pricing and will try hard to get what you want.

Greg
 

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Don Jackson Fiat in South Atlanta, Had the car I wanted, only one I could find on the East coast. Aluminum, Brembos manual and Recaros. Were willing to deal a little and ended up under MSRP.

had it shipped to Boston by Dixon Worldwide logistics/Blossom Logistics out of Marietta Ga for 550. Seamless transaction with both companies.

No reason to pay a premium! just use autotrader or cars.com to search all distances from your zip.

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I suggest calling Benson Fiat Alfa Romeo in South Carolina. They will ship you the car for a very reasonable amount, and if if you want to go there they will reimburse some of your travel expenses. They won't screw with you on pricing and will try hard to get what you want.

Greg
Benson in Greer SC is an excellent honest dealer. Got my Classica there in Oct/16, MSRP less $500 and an additional $1,000 loyalty discount (I have an X1/9). There wasn't the slightest attempt at any hocus pocus during the deal. Straightforward and honest. Nice people.
 

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The OP last posted in Nov. '16 so odds are he found one, but if not, all but one of the eight I talked to here in Florida were below MSRP; I got my Abarth for over $2k below MSRP before rebates although it won't be here until May.
 
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