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Haring
08-31-2016, 09:52 AM
Happy to join the X Family. I've been searching old posts to get some ideas for things/products/projects so sorry if I accidentally re-ask something that I didn't see was already discussed. Most likely i'll comment and bring back old posts.

So this is my new X. I was trying at a local dealership to get a used base model 500X Trekking with sunroof. It had been a rental. I did a trade in value as if i was trading in the car and used that to get an idea of what a good price on a used X would be since there aren't that many. This thing had 18k miles on it. With the rebates and some incentives it was cheaper to get new. Saturday night I downloaded the TrueCar app and was playing around. Found an X that met 95% of what I wanted in the next state over. Only problem was that it was a Trekking Plus with sunroof, 18s, park sensors, red mirror caps with an ugly hood vinyl decal ...all the bells and whistles that I really didn't want. I just wanted the sunroof. Thought I'd go check it out after breakfast. Before heading out there I got an email from the dealer with a quote $1000 less. I also had the mailer for the $500 customer appreciation cash and was pre-approved on a loan so things were looking good. Got there, drove it and was then in line to sign papers with the finance dept in about 30 minutes. Easiest sale I've ever had. With both my Sport and Abarth it felt like they were just playing games with me. This thing had 5 miles on it when i test drove, 12 miles when i came back to sign papers, 50 when i got home from the studio, and now 100 after my first trip on monday to the office. Hopefully many more miles to follow.

Goal is to make this similar to my Abarth. So looking at springs, black wheels, exhaust and maybe a simple intake. Nothing major.
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c218/andyhight/500X/X_zpsoxhsfx3i.jpg (http://s28.photobucket.com/user/andyhight/media/500X/X_zpsoxhsfx3i.jpg.html)

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c218/andyhight/500X/xdriveway_zpstobrmm3n.jpg (http://s28.photobucket.com/user/andyhight/media/500X/xdriveway_zpstobrmm3n.jpg.html)

5port
08-31-2016, 09:59 AM
Congrats on the new Plus. Amazing how easy a sale can go with the right salesperson involved. Enjoy the Plus and will watch for your mods! Great pix BTW.

Robert Nixon
08-31-2016, 10:15 AM
Congrats on the X, if I was in the market for a new car I'd put this on the list.

Fun101
08-31-2016, 10:31 AM
Hey, congratulations on the new X. Love white. Had an 850 and a 124 Spider both white and although dirt showed up a bit too soon, they most always looked tremendous. I just picked up an X about well, about 3500 miles ago. Those miles went on very quickly, wish I was back at 100. ;-) Lovin' mine. Enjoy!!


1972 124 Spider
2012 500
2016 500X Trekking AWD

olimpiaFIAT
08-31-2016, 11:34 AM
Looks great. If we were to get a new car we would go with a white 500X as well.

Fiat500USA
08-31-2016, 12:39 PM
Happy to join the X Family. I've been searching old posts to get some ideas for things/products/projects so sorry if I accidentally re-ask something that I didn't see was already discussed. Most likely i'll comment and bring back old posts.

So this is my new X. I was trying at a local dealership to get a used base model 500X Trekking with sunroof. It had been a rental. I did a trade in value as if i was trading in the car and used that to get an idea of what a good price on a used X would be since there aren't that many. This thing had 18k miles on it. With the rebates and some incentives it was cheaper to get new. Saturday night I downloaded the TrueCar app and was playing around. Found an X that met 95% of what I wanted in the next state over. Only problem was that it was a Trekking Plus with sunroof, 18s, park sensors, red mirror caps with an ugly hood vinyl decal ...all the bells and whistles that I really didn't want. I just wanted the sunroof. Thought I'd go check it out after breakfast. Before heading out there I got an email from the dealer with a quote $1000 less. I also had the mailer for the $500 customer appreciation cash and was pre-approved on a loan so things were looking good. Got there, drove it and was then in line to sign papers with the finance dept in about 30 minutes. Easiest sale I've ever had. With both my Sport and Abarth it felt like they were just playing games with me. This thing had 5 miles on it when i test drove, 12 miles when i came back to sign papers, 50 when i got home from the studio, and now 100 after my first trip on monday to the office. Hopefully many more miles to follow.

Goal is to make this similar to my Abarth. So looking at springs, black wheels, exhaust and maybe a simple intake. Nothing major.
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c218/andyhight/500X/X_zpsoxhsfx3i.jpg (http://s28.photobucket.com/user/andyhight/media/500X/X_zpsoxhsfx3i.jpg.html)

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c218/andyhight/500X/xdriveway_zpstobrmm3n.jpg (http://s28.photobucket.com/user/andyhight/media/500X/xdriveway_zpstobrmm3n.jpg.html)

Hey Haring, congratulations on your X!! You're going to love it. I drive my Abarth every day, but jumping in my wife's X is a nice treat. I love the UConnect, the upgraded HVAC and the ability to soak up huge NY potholes without the feeling I'm torturing the car! The car is a great long trip car too. I can't wait to see the tweaks you do.

Andree
08-31-2016, 01:03 PM
Congratulations!

I like the red mirror caps. I remember you had Rame caps on the Abarth, and went to check in your garage to be sure, only to see you changed the caps several times. So when you say you want to make the X more like the A500, are you doing the caps in Mopar Orange now?

Haring
08-31-2016, 01:23 PM
I like the red mirror caps. I remember you had Rame caps on the Abarth, and went to check in your garage to be sure, only to see you changed the caps several times. So when you say you want to make the X more like the A500, are you doing the caps in Mopar Orange now?

Thanks! I see that Fiat offers the mirror covers in orange too, so it's tempting. Kinda wish it would have come with orange instead of red. It's funny how many sets of mirror caps that I've had between my Sport and Abarth. Sport started out with Rame and then I put Silver on. Then Abarth started with White and I put Rame on, then tried Grigio and then the orange. So it seems perfect that this one came with red. It's like it was meant to be although the Italian Racing Package the mirrors are part of isn't worth the $435. I'd been looking at red and orange mirrors on ebay for about $80 before I made the X purchase. If I can figure a way to get rid of the red accents on the interior (500 stitching and side panels of seats) I'd be tempted to go with an orange/white/black theme. I had even thought maybe trying yellow:

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c218/andyhight/500X/500x_bbs_zps5uqocaew.jpg (http://s28.photobucket.com/user/andyhight/media/500X/500x_bbs_zps5uqocaew.jpg.html)

Andree
08-31-2016, 02:28 PM
Thanks! I see that Fiat offers the mirror covers in orange too, so it's tempting. Kinda wish it would have come with orange instead of red. It's funny how many sets of mirror caps that I've had between my Sport and Abarth. Sport started out with Rame and then I put Silver on. Then Abarth started with White and I put Rame on, then tried Grigio and then the orange. So it seems perfect that this one came with red. It's like it was meant to be although the Italian Racing Package the mirrors are part of isn't worth the $435. I'd been looking at red and orange mirrors on ebay for about $80 before I made the X purchase. If I can figure a way to get rid of the red accents on the interior (500 stitching and side panels of seats) I'd be tempted to go with an orange/white/black theme. I had even thought maybe trying yellow:

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c218/andyhight/500X/500x_bbs_zps5uqocaew.jpg (http://s28.photobucket.com/user/andyhight/media/500X/500x_bbs_zps5uqocaew.jpg.html)

Like the yellow! Isn't there a lower trim piece that could be plastidipped yellow that goes on the black area?

Check the 500X accessories catalog here:
http://www.fiatusa.com/en/download-brochure/

There's a "yellow side marker" graphic shown with the tri-coat yellow mirror caps. I hadn't seen that before. And can't really see what it IS. They don't have the yellow body side moldings but do have them in red, which would go with what you have now. No reason not to have some fun with your X and try out different accents.

Fiat500USA
08-31-2016, 06:29 PM
Lots of decisions. I've been thinking of getting mirror caps. Torn on what color to get, too.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Tsmmz7-SEDk_hjHuXW7-O_j4yx6-dTP9T3Jz3p-yk3RBezR-Lq10l1eVhZkop1k5npDnqhQhU4JPBco=w1366-h768-rw-no

I like the matte bronze used on the Mobi concept car:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/feb0tl1g75oGlvcjQD6rbj-FqVI3NIY_8GQ0OUgR-dwWaa9_21TS7BulcpShYdixOFCv18dF62PA0Ps=w1366-h768-rw-no

Hard to tell but this is matte bronze like the mirror caps and door handles:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/T15M-DXC1pP4X8glscJq0iK9N7XMauTkUo92jbQAhhjNPpUPMKQuD1z W6238DbOYKkAI261KmR1onLI=w1366-h768-rw-no


You can get the bottom accent to match the mirrors, too.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/WGM0TFL-RJHArD9VBbY69eMA8BQNeEjRTA8q1Qr78H3dqGOoOKlxPOseFv A8Hcu0IG4VMGD2bqiomcE=w1366-h768-rw-no


Here's an exhaust idea off of the Mobi concept car.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/v5d7tA6VkYw5kXXAKdtFlL5hRxT7ANonfg-dJdHrYk4GqbVkF3SJ_8c98YlxL0wqafd0fqueLRGzuGA=w1366-h768-rw-no

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/8H5cD3Lr2tfkJ4X9BJ94SGr_2fW0p7nqB4LgUEQ1Mtt-xSfcWlMeQYdSKAWOhltNFUUpVuI-4WmQoAo=w1366-h768-rw-no

Andree
08-31-2016, 06:49 PM
Images aren't showing up, Chris.

Tweak
08-31-2016, 09:55 PM
Congrats on the X Andy, of course it'd have to be white as well. :cool:

xtrmnop
09-01-2016, 03:38 AM
Congrats man. Welcome to the 500x family but I'm missing my Abarth already but this thing rides smooth as butter. Maybe someday I'll have a scorpion badge again. I'm actually really liking how this 2.4L sounds and thinking about getting lower springs too. Also might do the Mopar dual exhaust someday. Gonna try to plastidip the chrome bits this weekend if it doesn't get to hot in the garage. I'll be keeping an eye out for your upgrades.

Haring
09-01-2016, 08:58 AM
Congrats man. Welcome to the 500x family but I'm missing my Abarth already but this thing rides smooth as butter. Maybe someday I'll have a scorpion badge again. I'm actually really liking how this 2.4L sounds and thinking about getting lower springs too. Also might do the Mopar dual exhaust someday. Gonna try to plastidip the chrome bits this weekend if it doesn't get to hot in the garage. I'll be keeping an eye out for your upgrades.

I definitely want to do something with the exhaust and springs. Are you plastidipping the chrome bits black? Make sure to post good pics. I'm tempted to do that too. I also thought about doing the grayish trim on the trekking bumpers black so that the whole bottom part of the front/rear bumper were all black.


Congrats on the X Andy, of course it'd have to be white as well.
But of course it's white. :) The goal was to keep the X and the Abarth but even after just this week of driving I can tell the Abarth would just sit in the driveway most the time. So after stripping it, I'll sell it. I was kinda leaning toward silver but the only ones I found had the brown interior. When I saw this one I knew it was the right one.

And Chris, all i see are blank spaces too. No photos. (on PC Firefox and iPhone Safari)

Fiat500USA
09-02-2016, 11:14 PM
Thanks for the input everyone. I fixed the image links and cleaned up the thread. Google really failed with the Google Photos app. They can't make a simple photo hosting site, so it makes me even more concerned about their self driving cars.

Lots of decisions. I've been thinking of getting mirror caps. Torn on what color to get, too.

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CbbbGMgDEb8/V8dZgiQJ-sI/AAAAAAAAwHI/Dpfc6w2GJRQCBLxNmxByfxT1WoyQy4H9gCPcB/s800/Fiat500USA%2B%2528134%2529.JPG


I like the matte bronze used on the Mobi concept car:

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Gj_r9Ueu_8o/V8dAjJeDwyI/AAAAAAAAwHA/-5PgdvZwpHA3QBiM1XWy1fBaf_uhPe7_wCPcB/s800/Fiat500USA.com-DSC_0058b.jpg



Hard to tell but this is matte bronze like the mirror caps and door handles:

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-mEtj_WDAu58/V8dXCFMu78I/AAAAAAAAwHA/ryG7sOPfNlQ10-GQwBqAnsVzu4FpBX6WACPcB/s800/DSC_0050.JPG



You can get the bottom accent to match the mirrors, too.

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-t6WWL-MQwVA/V8c4lOzftPI/AAAAAAAAv-0/wrTNrfPN0Y4QtfATTabxD-0EXsTxghvAQCPcB/s800/MP016_013FT33e98g2h2n86afjq5phm562mo9.jpg




Here's an exhaust idea off of the Mobi concept car.

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MBfiWki6fjE/VlYJMt3ul2I/AAAAAAAAr9s/2lHOShmm0sw4qLaBZGS_c425Z5uWYVSSACPcB/s800/Fiat_500X_Exhaust_2-c.jp


https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-OoERb8VT4lw/VlYJXYoOmDI/AAAAAAAAr90/-_m2xlyK6AEF5uJS8raeVCZsHiBleWzsQCPcB/s800/Fiat_500X_Exhaust-c.jpg