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Hello everyone,

My name is Brandon and I started SoCalFiatClub.com. A little background on myself: I have a somewhat extensive past within the European car community (namely Volkswagens) and have built a handful of cars in the past... I'm sure I'll end up posting them sooner than later. I host an event called Wuste European Car Festival in Las Vegas which is the largest European Car show on the West Coast. I sold my 2003.5 Turbo S Beetle a few months ago and had been looking for something budget-friendly, "mod-able", fun, and a car that won't get lost in a sea of similar cars at a car show. So, easy choice. Fiat it was.

I figured I'd create a single thread and use it as a journal for the life of the "Project 500".

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1. Purchase (Link)

Build Partners
- Orange Coast Fiat (www.OCFiat.com)

Media Partners
- Eurotuner Magazine (www.eurotuner.com)
 

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Specs
- Year: 2012
- Fiat 500 Sport
- 5-speed
- Mocha Latte exterior with Nero (Black) interior
- Safety & Sound package
- Spare Tire
- MSRP: $18,600

The SoCal Fiat Club "Project 500" was purchased today at Orange Coast Fiat with the help of our sales-people, Rob and Brendan. Their service was incredibly professional which was in stark contrast to the experience that was had with a different (un-named) studio. Rob was up-front with the information, numbers, contingencies, and was there every step of the way to explain any questions. The deal was agreed upon before I headed down to the dealership and all that was left was to "dot the i's and cross the t's". The contract showed exactly what we had discussed and I felt completely comfortable with the environment the entire time.

I can't say enough how much I appreciated the honesty and professionalism that Rob, Brendan, and the whole staff at Orange Coast Fiat displayed. I HIGHLY recommend you get in touch with them if you are in the market!

 

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Thanks! Seems like not a lot of people care too much...
Well I will be watching intently. Once you get this car going and show progress I am sure more people will be will start following more.
 

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Thanks! Seems like not a lot of people care too much...
For me, I'm following all this on TCL, so likely won't comment much here. And any project is going to be over-shadowed by the impending Abarth release
 

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Hi Brandon (and everyone else),

I bought my FIAT 500L at Orange Coast FIAT in July 2013, and I agree with you, they are amazing. Fast-forward to present, and I now work at FIAT of Puente Hills, as a certified FIAT Product Specialist (woo-hoo!!)
I'd be happy to assist if anyone has questions, or wants to learn about any vehicle in the FIAT model lineup. Looking forward to your future posts.

~ Melinda Baldwin
 
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