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sjmst
07-10-2013, 10:14 AM
By my wife near our home in Long Island...I have not seen one yet! :miserable:

http://i315.photobucket.com/albums/ll464/sjmst/500l_zps18765cef.jpg (http://s315.photobucket.com/user/sjmst/media/500l_zps18765cef.jpg.html)

Andree
07-10-2013, 04:36 PM
haha! It's like a photo safari!

ciddyguy
07-10-2013, 10:07 PM
By my wife near our home in Long Island...I have not seen one yet! :miserable:

http://i315.photobucket.com/albums/ll464/sjmst/500l_zps18765cef.jpg (http://s315.photobucket.com/user/sjmst/media/500l_zps18765cef.jpg.html)

Nice, I have yet to spot one, but since our area is rather large, I'm sure I'll spot one sooner or later as they sell, and get into where I am to spot one!

Though I DID note others test driving the 500 L though when I test drove the the L, and a week later, the 500 Pop. So people ARE at least checking them out, if not buying them outright.

Cammilla500L
07-10-2013, 11:37 PM
Saw my first 500L on July 5th and on July 6th went to my Fiat dealer and bought me one! It was love at first sight and I had to have one after I drove it!

First car I've bought a brand new car and didn't have "buyers remorse" LOL!

Andree
07-11-2013, 12:05 AM
Saw my first 500L on July 5th and on July 6th went to my Fiat dealer and bought me one! It was love at first sight and I had to have one after I drove it!

First car I've bought a brand new car and didn't have "buyers remorse" LOL!

Oh, that is so cool!

I have to cross-reference to this thread:
http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/showthread.php?10831-Latest-quot-what-kind-of-car-is-that-quot&p=618099&viewfull=1#post618099

Where another owner had people ask about his car who had never seen one before, and he wonders what happens after. You are what happens after (at least this time).

Cammilla500L
07-11-2013, 01:48 PM
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Robert Nixon
07-11-2013, 02:01 PM
I like the green!

Cammilla500L
07-11-2013, 02:11 PM
I like the green!
Thanks!
I wanted a white or silver one (living in the sunny desert) but they didn't have any.......so I looked long and hard at this green one....I figured the white roof would reflect the harsh sun. Plus they're gonna do a darker window tint for me. I really do like the color more and more!
I'm liking the change from white.... :)

Andree
07-11-2013, 03:14 PM
Thanks!
I wanted a white or silver one (living in the sunny desert) but they didn't have any.......so I looked long and hard at this green one....I figured the white roof would reflect the harsh sun. Plus they're gonna do a darker window tint for me. I really do like the color more and more!
I'm liking the change from white.... :)

I definitely like the option for contrasting roof color, and it is especially important in the extreme heat for you.

My last two cars were all-white, and it did make a difference in the hot inland area. ANYTHING helps when it gets to be 100 degrees. I'd had a black car before that and it was too hot.

With the white roof color, you get to keep the cabin chilled, while enjoying beautiful body color. Same thing for people in colder areas, they can choose the black roof to help keep it warmer, and melt off light snow, while getting to enjoy lighter colors.

It can be about visibility too, and having TWO colors on your car should help.

You may live in the desert, but your car is deep forest green, and you can take your shady forest wherever you want. Do you also have the light gray interior? Here's a picture to keep in mind whenever it is hot:
http://favim.com/image/201317/

Curious
07-11-2013, 05:12 PM
Thanks!
I wanted a white or silver one (living in the sunny desert) but they didn't have any.......so I looked long and hard at this green one....I figured the white roof would reflect the harsh sun. Plus they're gonna do a darker window tint for me. I really do like the color more and more!
I'm liking the change from white.... :)
Be very careful with the rearmost side windows. Those 2 windows are made of plastic, very unforgiving of razor blades used to cut tint film.

Cammilla500L
07-12-2013, 11:06 PM
Be very careful with the rearmost side windows. Those 2 windows are made of plastic, very unforgiving of razor blades used to cut tint film.

Yeah, the Sell's Manager was telling me that the Dealership is looking for a good window company to do the tint and he mentioned the plastic side windows and wanting to make sure they're going to be done right. Thanks for the "heads up" anyways! ;)

@Andree....the interior in a light cream/dark gray almost black. I'm kinda worried about the cream color.....gonna check on using scotch guard on them.

808Abarth
07-13-2013, 12:34 AM
I just saw my first 500L in the Wild Today!!!! it was a nero color. and he was full on starring at my nero abarth and i was throwing a big ass wave and my gf got embaressed and ducked...

Andree
07-13-2013, 03:56 AM
Yeah, the Sell's Manager was telling me that the Dealership is looking for a good window company to do the tint and he mentioned the plastic side windows and wanting to make sure they're going to be done right. Thanks for the "heads up" anyways! ;)

@Andree....the interior in a light cream/dark gray almost black. I'm kinda worried about the cream color.....gonna check on using scotch guard on them.

Oooh, the beige! Both the beige and the gray are very light. I'd posted links to some interiors in this thread:
http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/showthread.php?10754-Trekking-in-Transit-Pop-amp-Easy-Pics

One of which was the beige shown in a Mocha Latte car:
http://www.fiatusaofaustin.com/new/FIAT/2014-FIAT-500L-Austin+TX-357c55840a0a0069019bf2ac61805ef6.htm

You can see just how light the "beige" interior is when it's in a "beige" car. I agree with your color name and would call it "cream". In some shots the light gray version looks white. A grayed white.

Both my parents had cars with beige type interiors and both cars did well over the years. I had a white interior in my former VW, and it held up surprisingly well, even with transporting potted roses on the back seats with the top down. LOL. Everything got flung into my car and the whole interior would be exposed to everything when the top was down (I had one of the older boxy Cabriolets).

If you get a mark or stain, you don't need to do it yourself, you can go to the dealership and they have PEOPLE. People who can do magic on the seats. I'd been at the Honda dealer with my last car, and it came back from servicing with dirt/grease spots on the passenger seat, like someone put their hand on the seat when they shouldn't have.

The car was whisked away into detailer zone there, and came back without spots. Just like that. These are people that make their living off on knowing what to use on various spots and stains. Like dry cleaners. They have knowledge and products at their disposal as part of their everyday job that you and I have never seen.

You can consider perhaps a yearly detail done on your car's interior, if needed. Let the professionals take out any stains or spills and freshen up the whole car. If you're using any stain protector, let them know, or even have them apply it and refresh it during the yearly detail.

Best time to do this would be after your "muddy" season, if you have one of those. That's when you wear your nice clean raincoat and lean against something filthy, and then have to sit in your car. You THINK it will leave a big stain, but after it dries and is vacuumed, there's not much left of the dirt.

Add in a professional cleaning every now and then as needed, and it will always look fresh!

Andree
07-13-2013, 03:57 AM
I just saw my first 500L in the Wild Today!!!! it was a nero color. and he was full on starring at my nero abarth and i was throwing a big ass wave and my gf got embaressed and ducked...


hahahahaha!!!