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Abarth619
10-12-2013, 11:53 AM
I was just wondering if any 2013 owners ever got the new owners welcome package with the scorpion USB and car info. Its been a while and I never got one.

ScorpionSkins.com
10-12-2013, 11:57 AM
I received a welcome package, but the USB key is no longer included with the 2013s (I've also contacted Fiat HQ to verify this).The package is otherwise identical to the 2012 package, sans USB key.

As stupid as it may sound, I was rather disappointed. :dispirited:

Abarth619
10-12-2013, 12:17 PM
I received a welcome package, but they USB key is no longer included with the 2013s (I've also contacted Fiat HQ to verify this).The package is otherwise identical to the 2012 package, sans USB key.

As stupid as it may sound, I was rather disappointed. :dispirited: Thanks for the heads up. Now I can feel less disappointed when it arrives. :)

Scot Piza
10-12-2013, 12:32 PM
I received the welcome package with the USB key for my 2013 in July. Maybe it's hit or miss?

Jester49
10-12-2013, 12:41 PM
Like Scot, I got mine about two weeks after I bought my POP (2013) with the USB key. I was surprised because the studio didn't say anything about it coming.

Fiat500USA
10-12-2013, 12:51 PM
I received something, but it took a long time to get.

ScorpionSkins.com
10-12-2013, 02:04 PM
I received the welcome package with the USB key for my 2013 in July. Maybe it's hit or miss?


Like Scot, I got mine about two weeks after I bought my POP (2013) with the USB key. I was surprised because the studio didn't say anything about it coming.

Well, I'm not quite sure what to say. Perhaps it's only Fiat Canada no longer shipping out the USB key with the 2013 models. If this is the case, I wouldn't necessarily be surprised.

DesmosDromos
10-12-2013, 02:11 PM
I bought my Abarth C in August and just got a welcome kit yesterday with a USB scorpion and a couple of stickers.

Lou Caputo
10-12-2013, 02:24 PM
I bought my Abarth a month ago yesterday, and no welcome package...yet.

shadyabarth
10-12-2013, 06:20 PM
I bought my Abarth a month ago yesterday, and no welcome package...yet.

I have had mine for almost 3 months now and have not recieved anything yet..The only package that i have ever receieved was the payment package lol

Haring
10-12-2013, 06:23 PM
I bought my '13 abarth at the end of June and it wasnt until September that I got my welcome packet. It did come with the scorpion usb.

500cSquirrel
10-12-2013, 09:23 PM
I have a 500c Pop I purchased in May 2013. I got a welcome package about two months later with a silver and red Fiat USB. Not a scorpion like the Abarth counterparts, but a stylish USB drive nonetheless. And, as a techy, I will never turn down a USB drive!

ScorpionSkins.com
10-12-2013, 09:28 PM
Seeing that Canadians seem to get the short end of the stick, is there a generous American out there who has a spare Scorpion key they'd be willing to send my way? :)

JoeB
10-12-2013, 11:24 PM
I've had my Abarth C two months..knew nothing about this. What all comes in the package?

Juair
10-12-2013, 11:35 PM
I bought my '13 Abarth at the end of July and it wasnt until October that I got my welcome packet. It did come without the scorpion usb.I live in Quebec/Canada!!!!

:(

Juair
10-12-2013, 11:39 PM
Seeing that Canadians seem to get the short end of the stick, is there a generous American out there who has a spare Scorpion key they'd be willing to send my way? :)

+1

mr_robs
10-13-2013, 03:42 AM
i bought my 2013 in april and got the USB and full welcome package.

dbat23
10-13-2013, 02:59 PM
Also received my packet yesterday with USB Scorpion - I purchased my Abarth August 5, 2013.

nojeebs
10-13-2013, 10:05 PM
I bought mine over a year ago and still never received my packet! Bwahahaha.. le sigh.

ScorpionSkins.com
10-13-2013, 10:25 PM
I bought mine over a year ago and still never received my packet! Bwahahaha.. le sigh.

You should contact Fiat Customer Service if you'd still like one. I don't think they'd mind sending you a package if you didn't receive one initially.

2300cc
10-14-2013, 01:38 PM
Picked up my 2013 in Feb. and I received the USB and package a couple of months after.

BigT
10-14-2013, 01:54 PM
I never got one.

AFRetired
10-14-2013, 09:48 PM
Bought my Abarth in early Aug, got the welcome pkg on 11 Oct. Came with scorpion USB!!

banzaitoyota
10-14-2013, 10:18 PM
Purchased in Feb 13, received package in Sept 13.

Dr. FIAT
10-14-2013, 10:47 PM
Purchased in April, received package and USB Scorpion key in May

Abarth619
10-15-2013, 08:58 PM
It came today woohoo! Scorpion USB included as well!

m3racer
10-21-2013, 10:58 AM
I received mine in the mail yesterday and I bought the car the beginning of September. I love the all the propaganda! My six year old son snagged the Abarth sticker and stuck to his bedroom door. The scorpion sticker went to my tool box. Of course his twin sister complained that she didn't get anything, little does she know she's getting the Barbie Fiat on Friday.

RagingBullWinkle
10-21-2013, 12:15 PM
I think I heard the track day program got cut off sometime near the end of the 2013 run???
The people that did not get the welcome package do you have Abarth track day on you window sticker?

streetsurfer
10-21-2013, 01:53 PM
Purchased Sept. 30., and do get track day, dates of which will be posted sometime in February according to the site I was shown at the studio. I was not informed of a cut off after 2013 but the topic of that did not come up really. this is the first I've heard of it. I've not received the welcome kit yet.

JoeB
10-22-2013, 10:23 PM
I just got my welcome package with Scorpion USB. Now I need to find out what the heck a USB does! Anybody?

Tweak
10-23-2013, 12:08 AM
I just got my welcome package with Scorpion USB. Now I need to find out what the heck a USB does! Anybody?

Use it with for your PC or Mac or play music from the USB port in the glove box.

JoeB
10-23-2013, 12:30 AM
Use it with for your PC or Mac or play music from the USB port in the glove box.

Sorry, I'm old and didn't understand any of that. You download music onto it?

Tweak
10-23-2013, 12:51 AM
Sorry, I'm old and didn't understand any of that. You download music onto it?

Yes, copy music to it and plug it in then play it in the vehicle via the USB port in the glove box.

Copied from the PDF Blue & Me user guide I have here:

MEDIA PLAYER
With the Blue&Me™ Media Player you
can play, via the car sound system, the dig-
ital audio files stored on a USB device by
simply connecting it to the USB port lo-
cated in the car.
In this way, you can play your personal
music collections while you are driving.
❒ iPod player – see “Management of au-
dio files from iPod devices”.
The Media Player enables the following
operations:
❒ Digital audio playback – you can play
back your digital audio files or
a customised playlist (see “Compatible
digital audio files”).
❒ Audio selection by category – you
can play back all audio in a certain cat-
egory, e.g. album, artist or genre.
❒ Using the playback functions
– whilst playing tracks you can use oth-
er functions such as Play, Stop, Next, Pre-
vious, Shuffle and Track loop.
Note
Media Player does not support DRM (Dig-
ital Rights Management) protected audio
files. Unsupported audio files on the USB
device will be ignored (see “Compatible
digital audio files”).
To use Media Player, simply plug your USB
device to the car’s USB port (either di-
rectly or with an extension lead) . When
the key is turned to MAR, Blue&Me™
will start to create your media library in-
dex. At the end of the operation, you can
navigate through the whole library and
browse categories by using the steering
wheel controls, voice commands or car
radio controls. After you have chosen
what you want to listen to, Blue&Me™
will play it through the car’s audio system.

Download a copy, I have no problem sharing it. :) (Listed for the Punto so while slightly different it gives some idea on some of the features and functions and may be useful still, obviously with slight variations.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByBfEvk_xDXUSXlqOHJLWU5rRTA/edit?usp=sharing

JoeB
10-23-2013, 01:37 AM
Great, thanks!

Tweak
10-23-2013, 12:21 PM
Great, thanks!

Happy to help, hope you find it useful even if it is for the Punto. :)

duster497
10-24-2013, 02:57 PM
Bought my Abarth at the end of July and I got my kit, with Scorpion USB about a month later!

Tweak
10-24-2013, 07:38 PM
Bought my Abarth at the end of July and I got my kit, with Scorpion USB about a month later!

A month, very quick! (In my former Sport I got mine pretty quickly but not the Abarth)...

Got a call today... I have had my Abarth for just over a year now and a phone call from FIAT today made me aware they are sending my Welcome Package out for the 3rd time... I haven't seen one yet so I hope this time works as they told me it is also the last time they'll be sending one out. I even used my parents address in hopes it makes a difference.

darthchu
12-18-2013, 02:42 AM
took delivery of my 2012 abarth last year in june and never received anything from fiat.

tknospdr
12-18-2013, 08:11 AM
Bought mu Turbo in March, got my package including key about 3 weeks later.

Lou Caputo
12-18-2013, 08:50 AM
I've had my Abarth since September and still no welcome package :concern:. But, it hasn't spoiled my joy for driving the car!

markinmad
12-18-2013, 12:34 PM
Bought my L last month and got my welcome package. Now I have two Fiat usb drives! :)

shadowshaggy
12-18-2013, 02:48 PM
Yeah I got mine like 6 weeks after I bought the Abarth

Fiatwins
12-18-2013, 10:40 PM
I bought my 2013 Abarth oct 25 and just received welcome package with the USB scorpion included a couple of days ago.

Jps
12-18-2013, 11:09 PM
I have had mine for almost 3 months now and have not recieved anything yet..The only package that i have ever receieved was the payment package lol

Purchase in August received mine about 3 weeks ago

Lil Blue
12-19-2013, 03:53 PM
We've had Ribelle for almost a month now and haven't received one yet either. But considering my wife won the Abarth in the Score a Scorpion contest, ain't complaining. dancingsmilies Think we got the welcome pack for Lil Blue that included the memory stick about a month afterwards. Oh...I did get my "care package" from my sister in upstate NY though today....real hot dogs (Hoffman's beef).