A local salesperson told me that they'll knock $500 off the price of a 500 if you opt out of the scheduled maintenance coverage. Anyone heard the same thing???
Why does it sound like BS to you?Sounds like BS to me.
BC.At the time of sale, the customer must complete the "Owner's Choice Customer Selection", which is an acknowledgement giving them 2 choices: #1. Maintain Standard Coverage (Forward Care), or #2. Waive standard coverage in Lieu of $500.00 applied to purchase price.
The standard features of the Forward Care are:
- Free scheduled 3/36 maintenance (including wear items i.e. brake pads & rotors, clutch, wiper blades)
- First day rental and 5 day rental allowance
- Trip interruption
- Enhanced Roadside Assistance (lockout service, flat tire service, out of gas/fuel delivery and battery jump assistance).
By selecting the $500 alternative program, the customer acknowledges their eligible FIAT vehicle is covered by the 4 year / 50,000 mile Basic Limited Warranty and the vehicle has towing only, due to a defect, covered under the Basic Limited Warranty and are not eligible for the additional features of Forward Care as outlined above...
For dealers and others with access, this is bulletin # 2011 - 005, dated October 5, 2011.