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Giallo Edizione
03-19-2011, 05:35 PM
In a not so astonishing turnabout, I walked from PE 311 Rosso and the alternative Rosso without the sunroof offered to me by dealer and signed today for a Giallo Sport with Nero interior. When I finally revealed to wife that I had "won" the lottery for a PE and planned to buy it, she informed that although it was cool with her for me to buy it, she (reminded me) that she hated red cars. I also got some remorse about having two red sport cars in the garage. White not an option, thats the color of her daily driver, and gray not an option as my silver daily is close to that. So I went on the hunt at the dealer for what was in stock or incoming for 5 speed Sports. At first glance I thought the yellow was over the top, so I considered Olive, Brown, white, silver, and pearl white, all available for sale, but kept coming back to the Giallo ( yellow ). I thought about a 6 week wait to order a 5 speed Rame on the hope I'd like it but dismissed that as us boomers want it all and we want it now. I really wanted to like the Espresso brown, and that would be perfect if this was my daily driver, but too serious and lacked the sporty edge these cars deserve ( though I would recommend Espresso, wi

ciddyguy
03-19-2011, 07:03 PM
<quote author="Giallo Edizione">
In a not so astonishing turnabout, I walked from PE 311 Rosso and the alternative Rosso without the sunroof offered to me by dealer and signed today for a Giallo Sport with Nero interior. When I finally revealed to wife that I had "won" the lottery for a PE and planned to buy it, she informed that although it was cool with her for me to buy it, she (reminded me) that she hated red cars. I also got some remorse about having two red sport cars in the garage. White not an option, thats the color of her daily driver, and gray not an option as my silver daily is close to that. So I went on the hunt at the dealer for what was in stock or incoming for 5 speed Sports. At first glance I thought the yellow was over the top, so I considered Olive, Brown, white, silver, and pearl white, all available for sale, but kept coming back to the Giallo ( yellow ). I thought about a 6 week wait to order a 5 speed Rame on the hope I'd like it but dismissed that as us boomers want it all and we want it now. I really wanted to like the Espresso brown, and that would be perfect if this was my daily driver, but too serious and lacked the sporty edge these cars deserve ( thou

sjmst
03-19-2011, 10:48 PM
Very nice! Congrats and post more pics when you can.

Fiat500USA
03-19-2011, 11:50 PM
Congratulations! I also love the Giallo. Really looks great on the 500, and reminds me of Ferrari Fly Yellow. Black accents/wheels really make it stand out.

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Giallo Edizione
03-20-2011, 10:05 AM
Flourescent lighting and halogens tend to wash the color out - as do short white dresses and fine tans.

Giallo Edizione
03-20-2011, 10:12 AM
I'm starting think about what it would look like with the moustache ( the car...)and all the other chrome details blacked out. There's a guy I had to that for some bits on my MINI with vinyl and it comes out pretty good. Need to crack the tails to get at that chrome, but he can do that.

cogtooth
03-20-2011, 02:29 PM
I was interested in Rame looking at pictures, but I had mixed feelings about it when I saw it in person. I passed on a Russo because it was not as bright as the bright shade of red that VW uses. I've seen black, white, red, olive, and rame at the local dealer. What was your view of pearl white, since I've ordered one unseen?

Giallo Edizione
03-20-2011, 02:48 PM
<quote author="cogtooth">
I was interested in Rame looking at pictures, but I had mixed feelings about it when I saw it in person. I passed on a Russo because it was not as bright as the bright shade of red that VW uses. I've seen black, white, red, olive, and rame at the local dealer. What was your view of pearl white, since I've ordered one unseen?
</quote>
I think the pearl is stunning. My wife drives a white car, otherwise this would have been tempting.

I went in to pay today, and here are a few more pictures I took. Same crappy iPhone. The white one is the pearl. The red one without stripes is Rosso Brilliante.

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cogtooth
03-20-2011, 05:05 PM
Thanks for the pics of the pearl white, they predict I have about 4-6 weeks wait on delivery.

Giallo Edizione
03-20-2011, 06:08 PM
<quote author="cogtooth">
Thanks for the pics of the pearl white, they predict I have about 4-6 weeks wait on delivery.
</quote>
Figure the full 6 they tell me up here. Maybe you want to fly to Boston and drive that nice Pearly one home before it's gone!

Either way, IMO the extra 500 bucks for the pearly white is well worth it when compared to the refrigerator white. In some lighting conditions it can have a vanilla tone akin to a vintage white ( which they should have offered).

FiATL
03-20-2011, 06:37 PM
Hey Giallo! I'm about 95% sure I'm going to pass on my Prima also for a Sport of my choosing without a roof. My white one is still finding its way to the dealer and when I add up the $1500 Prima package (for a car that is no longer Prima to me) and the sunroof which takes away headroom I need, I'm looking at saving over $2300 plus getting a color that I really want and can actually choose a dealer anywhere I want to avoid the outrageous nearly $600 Atlanta Doc Fees that the Fiat dealers here seem hell bent on getting from me.

So, now what color, what dealer, what options? At this point, Fiat is starting to sound fun to me again.

Giallo Edizione
03-20-2011, 07:41 PM
<quote author="FiATL">
Hey Giallo! I'm about 95% sure I'm going to pass on my Prima also for a Sport of my choosing without a roof. My white one is still finding its way to the dealer and when I add up the $1500 Prima package (for a car that is no longer Prima to me) and the sunroof which takes away headroom I need, I'm looking at saving over $2300 plus getting a color that I really want and can actually choose a dealer anywhere I want to avoid the outrageous nearly $600 Atlanta Doc Fees that the Fiat dealers here seem hell bent on getting from me.

So, now what color, what dealer, what options? At this point, Fiat is starting to sound fun to me again.
</quote>
There, that's the spirit. I selected my Giallo Sport off the lot - all of them had the $600 safety/sound packages, so mine was about $1,850 savings on the PE after considering the spare tire I would have to buy for the PE ( what were they thinking to delete the spare tire from the package? Save $100 and round to an even $19,500. Jeez). Anyway, I plan to invest the savings in blacking out the chrome bits, hardwire a radar detecter with laser defeat, tint the windows, buy an alternative black dash and mirror covers and sti

FiATL
03-21-2011, 11:53 AM
Step 1 is in process. Requested cancellation this morning. Step 2 will be deciding on acceptable colors. I want no sunroof and the auto a/c, alarm, spare tire pkg. Step 3 will be shopping dealers within a 300 mile radius to see who can deliver with the lowest documentation fees.

Now I'm not in a hurry, my current car isn't sold, and I am much more relaxed and looking forward to picking a fun car. I'm leaning toward Giallo for several of the same reasons you did. Would love with some black bits and other fun stuff. Of course, Espresso is neat...and there's Rame...and that funky Olive color...hmmm. This will be way more fun than getting a "Prima" after all.

Gavin
03-21-2011, 12:17 PM
If the Lounge came with an stick, I would cancel my Prima...love the Lounge premium wheels and the Ivory interior and fixed glass roof...

Actually I would want the Lounge with a stick and the sports suspension...that would be killer...

Or the sport with the lounge premium wheel design...but with 16 inch tires, Ivory upper interior and fixed glass roof...that would be the way to go...

But I shall love my Prima...the grigio is one of my three favorite 500 colors...so that is good :)

Just would have liked to brighten the interior with the Ivory interior and the fixed glass roof...

But that can be with my second 500 :)

By then you should be able to put the stick with the Lounge...or hopefully I will be going Electric 500 and yes I will be losing the fun of a stick, but will be gaining the fun of NO GAS and getting all my "fuel" from the solar panels on my roof :)

Gavin

5*(10)^2
03-21-2011, 12:59 PM
Great color btw after what you went through between keeping and dropping the PE.

I haven't met you in person but so far all the Fiat fanatics I have met (from FLU to non-FLU) are pretty cool. I suppose you are as well. But why this statement?

<quote author="Giallo Edizione">
I am quite confident any frenzy over PE's will die down quickly and they will depreciate pretty much like any other 500 Sport.
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Some sort of cognitive dissonance I reckon?

Giallo Edizione
03-21-2011, 05:16 PM
<quote author="5*(10)^2">
But why this statement?

<quote author="Giallo Edizione">
I am quite confident any frenzy over PE's will die down quickly and they will depreciate pretty much like any other 500 Sport.
</quote>

Some sort of cognitive dissonance I reckon?
</quote>


Sort of. Convincing myself out loud that dumping the PE was not a financially dumb move....

Hey wait, I haven't officially cancelled with FIAT yet.....that means I still have rights to the one at the dealership.....ebay? ....An old barn for 50 years?.... nah.

Giallo Edizione
03-21-2011, 05:18 PM
<quote author="5*(10)^2">

I haven't met you in person but so far all the Fiat fanatics I have met (from FLU to non-FLU) are pretty cool. I suppose you are as well. </quote>

Thanks but my kids would disagree with you....

fiatgal
03-22-2011, 05:14 PM
I did the same!

It's been a while since I've posted on this forum - just been a real busy past couple of months. But I ended up doing the same thing: after much hand-wrangling, I decided to give up my PE. Although I was told that I could change my original color choice, I realized that this may mean getting a PE with the stripe, which I didn't want. Add to that, I really am set on the silver. I live in New England, and white cars get dirty just by being looked at. As a friend says, silver is the perfect "schmutz" color! Plus, I've been driving the same damn old (now, real old) mazda for 20 years. This is the first time I'm buying a new car, ever. I want the color I want. (Actually, I wanted chachacha azure, but they discontinued that color <smiley image='smiley_cry.gif'/>

Heading to the dealer in Mass., (the one in Maine not up and running yet - there's a weird story there too) this weekend (<smiley image='anim_jump.gif'/>), and ordering. Who knows... I know he has some on the lot... I may change my color choice yet again. The hell with worrying about snow and winter schmutz! I'll get that nice retro car cover and call it a day!

Giallo Edizione
03-22-2011, 06:12 PM
<quote author="FiatGal">
I did the same!

It's been a while since I've posted on this forum - just been a real busy past couple of months. But I ended up doing the same thing: after much hand-wrangling, I decided to give up my PE. Although I was told that I could change my original color choice, I realized that this may mean getting a PE with the stripe, which I didn't want. Add to that, I really am set on the silver. I live in New England, and white cars get dirty just by being looked at. As a friend says, silver is the perfect "schmutz" color! Plus, I've been driving the same damn old (now, real old) mazda for 20 years. This is the first time I'm buying a new car, ever. I want the color I want. (Actually, I wanted chachacha azure, but they discontinued that color <smiley image='smiley_cry.gif'/>

Heading to the dealer in Mass., (the one in Maine not up and running yet - there's a weird story there too) this weekend (<smiley image='anim_jump.gif'/>), and ordering. Who knows... I know he has some on the lot... I may change my color choice yet again. The hell with worrying about snow and winter schmutz! I'll get that nice retro car cover and call it a day!
</quote>

I was just there

Joe Dolgetta
03-22-2011, 09:05 PM
Hey Chris,

I would think you could do some wheeling and dealing with the Fiat Studio of your choice. Shouldn't have to pay list for a car on the lot.
I just got back from Team Fiat Mall of GA to see my PE 447. It was at their Team Toyota store getting it's PDI. I have to say, I'm too happy with the graphite bezel, and would have much preferred the exterior matching red. I do like the wheels a lot, and the PE badging is pretty cool. The Black roof and mirrors are a nice sporty touch as well. I was hoping that I would like the stripe more when seeing it up close and in person, but don't happen. I'm okay with it. Not thrilled. The guys at the dealer are going out of their way to do "all the right things" as they really want to deliver it from their store rather than have it flat bedded over to Fiat of South ATL. I told them what it would take, and told them it was in their hands now. We'll see what the final purchase order looks like. For me, it's a deal maker or breaker. Hey good luck with ordering a custom 500. That does sound like a lot of fun, especially if you can do that at a real Fiat Studio. The combos are infinite, and making it exactly the way you would want it is as speci

FiATL
03-22-2011, 09:22 PM
Joe (Peppydee),

Glad yours actually has made it to GA. Mine may be here but I've already cancelled and I'm ok with that.

I really love the black roof and wheels but could live without everything else in the pkg. I'm thinking if I get Yellow, I might have the roof done in black anyway. Can't wait to get into an actual studio and see everything and decide. May be South ATL, may be Buford, may even be Birmingham. Had a nice talk with the manager over there yesterday. That $1500 I save in the PE package will go a long way towards customization of my own personal 1 of 1 edition.

I'll let you know how it ends up and keep my posted on your PE.

fiatgal
03-22-2011, 10:17 PM
<quote author="Giallo Edizione">
I was just there picking mine up! They have few 5 speed sports on the lot for sale still-brown, olive, pearly white, brilliant red all seemed to still be aviailable. Brown and pearly white are very nice looking. The road tester car is silver so you will see that that looks like. They say the wait for ordering is about 6 weeks. If you want an automatic, they have a slew of those incoming to choose from. They have a complete list of all the incoming vehicles.

Have fun!
</quote>

Ooooo... Pearly white is another favorite. It's white, but I think a bit more reflective than the regular bianco. I may have to call the dealer tomorrow. I'm so excited. Been waiting three (over three?) years for this! Thanks for posting those pics btw!

Kelly FIAT
03-23-2011, 06:17 PM
Giallo!


It has been our pleasure to assist you through this process and I definitely like the pictures you took of our inventory. The picture I took of you and Sean is on our facebook page. I'll email you a copy as well.


- Kelly FIAT of Peabody

Fiat500USA
03-24-2011, 12:46 AM
<quote author="FiatGal">
I did the same!

It's been a while since I've posted on this forum - just been a real busy past couple of months. But I ended up doing the same thing: after much hand-wrangling, I decided to give up my PE. Although I was told that I could change my original color choice, I realized that this may mean getting a PE with the stripe, which I didn't want. Add to that, I really am set on the silver. I live in New England, and white cars get dirty just by being looked at. As a friend says, silver is the perfect "schmutz" color! Plus, I've been driving the same damn old (now, real old) mazda for 20 years. This is the first time I'm buying a new car, ever. I want the color I want. (Actually, I wanted chachacha azure, but they discontinued that color <smiley image='smiley_cry.gif'/>

Heading to the dealer in Mass., (the one in Maine not up and running yet - there's a weird story there too) this weekend (<smiley image='anim_jump.gif'/>), and ordering. Who knows... I know he has some on the lot... I may change my color choice yet again. The hell with worrying about snow and winter schmutz! I'll get that nice retro car cover and call it a day!
</quote>


Hi FiatGal! I w

fiatgal
03-24-2011, 07:17 AM
Hi Chris! Yes, well I was busy with work and managed to sustain a pretty substantial neuromuscular injury playing a very heavy and not so ergonomically designed instrument. The injury is just now, finally, healing. But during that period, I avoided sitting at the computer as much as possible. Guess I'm a "summer chicken" now!
I'm so excited about the car. Finally got to sit in the one at the local dealer. I know a lot of folks here drive very nice cars, so the Fiat is just another albeit special car. For me, it's the lap of luxury!!! I love the feel of the seats. Posture at the wheel is very important and I felt these seats were well designed, much better than what I currently drive. And that fake leather? Wow! I was completely fooled.
Can't wait...

Joe Dolgetta
03-24-2011, 08:00 AM
Hi Chris,
Just read an article about the 500C which will debut at the New York Autoshow next month, and then go on sale shortly after.

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/driveon/post/2011/03/fiat-500-convertible-to-be-at-new-york-show-go-on-sale-soon/1

The article said it will be on sale before the end of Spring. I'm really liking the thought of have a convertible 500. By then, this Buford studio will be completely functional, so the "Fiat Experience might be worth the wait especially if the car I finally drive out with is a 500C. I'll keep you posted.

FiATL
03-24-2011, 02:05 PM
Just sold my Jaguar (daily car) yesterday so now I'm slumming it in the old Ranger that is usually reserved for Home Depot runs. Calling a couple of local dealers to see what they have now or coming soon. Fingers crossed for a fun colored Sport w/o sunroof!

Giallo Edizione
03-24-2011, 02:09 PM
<quote author="Joe Dolgetta">
Hi Chris,
Just read an article about the 500C which will debut at the New York Autoshow next month, and then go on sale shortly after.

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/driveon/post/2011/03/fiat-500-convertible-to-be-at-new-york-show-go-on-sale-soon/1

The article said it will be on sale before the end of Spring. I'm really liking the thought of have a convertible 500. By then, this Buford studio will be completely functional, so the "Fiat Experience might be worth the wait especially if the car I finally drive out with is a 500C. I'll keep you posted.
</quote>
I probably won't fit in it anyway.....anyone heard any pricing stories yet?

Fiat500USA
03-25-2011, 11:03 PM
<quote author="FiatGal">
Hi Chris! Yes, well I was busy with work and managed to sustain a pretty substantial neuromuscular injury playing a very heavy and not so ergonomically designed instrument. The injury is just now, finally, healing. But during that period, I avoided sitting at the computer as much as possible. Guess I'm a "summer chicken" now!
I'm so excited about the car. Finally got to sit in the one at the local dealer. I know a lot of folks here drive very nice cars, so the Fiat is just another albeit special car. For me, it's the lap of luxury!!! I love the feel of the seats. Posture at the wheel is very important and I felt these seats were well designed, much better than what I currently drive. And that fake leather? Wow! I was completely fooled.
Can't wait...
</quote>

Wow, sorry to hear about your injury. I'm glad you are on the mend and I hope your car will take your mind off of it.

I know about awkward instruments, when I was a kid in 7th grade, I got "drafted" to play the sousaphone for the marching band. I was like 5'3" marching with a full size sousaphone... I had to learn to play just two notes - BA-BUUM-BA-BUUM-BA-BUUM-for miles!

I also played a cello

Fiat500USA
03-25-2011, 11:10 PM
<quote author="Joe Dolgetta">
Hi Chris,
Just read an article about the 500C which will debut at the New York Autoshow next month, and then go on sale shortly after.

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/driveon/post/2011/03/fiat-500-convertible-to-be-at-new-york-show-go-on-sale-soon/1

The article said it will be on sale before the end of Spring. I'm really liking the thought of have a convertible 500. By then, this Buford studio will be completely functional, so the "Fiat Experience might be worth the wait especially if the car I finally drive out with is a 500C. I'll keep you posted.
</quote>

Thanks for keeping us updated.

I am scheduled to attend the show, but they are really tight on info about the car at the moment. I just remembered I do have something on the 500C I should post. I'll do it next week.

FiATL
03-26-2011, 07:42 PM
While on my way to another Fiat Studio to check out their inventory, my original dealer called to tell me that the Prima I cancelled 4 days ago was in! I let them know of the cancellation and they were a bit shocked but very nice about it. So...anyone who wants a Bianco with a roof, call Fiat of Buford in GA, they have one!

Drove a Sport today without a sunroof and it makes ALL the difference for me. Feels like a much bigger car. Saw some really cute Pop models with red and white interiors and saw many of the colors on the lot. The blue is actually very stunning. The Espresso disappointed me a little but it is not a bad color. Hopefully will have some news and pictures to share in the next few days.