Some of you may recognize my rather geeky username from the old forum. And of course my ordeal dealing with one of the Fiat dealers here in So Cal, ie blemishes during delivery, bumper paint issues etc.
I actually sold Fiat PE 500 about 2 months ago. Number of days of ownership = 102. Miles driven = 1009. Not discussing why I sold it. But let's just say it's a huge relief. I am now on the waiting list for another microcar (not smart) that I hope will provide more positive experiences.
But I am back here to offer something.
A friend's shop in West LA is looking for a test vehicle to install coilovers. The manufacturer of the coilover kit is from Germany and is a huge player in the market. We are not talking about just lowering springs but a complete kit with shocks as well, possibly adjustable. In return, you may pay just labor and tax. You may have to provide feedback and some publicity to both the shop + the manufacturer. As an added bonus, you will be testing for any future upgrades/product from this manufacturer on your Fiat. No, they won't ask you to do a banana dance in front of the public in your underwear.
I have known the shop for more than a decade. They deal mostly with exotics. The reason why friend is offering this deal is because they have strong ties to the manufacturer and he thought I still have my Fiat. Since I sold mine, he hopes that I can find someone else local.
So there, if you're local and interested, please contact me. I will be as fair in the selection process even though if you've been mean to me in the past. You know who you are...