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Every Fiat Studio Nationwide is ordering their first Fiat 500 Abarth. Rules include: Every Fiat 500 Abarth ordered today needs to be NERO with Rosso striping and rosso mirror caps, upgraded 17in hyperblack wheels, Nero leather seats. Optional packages include sunroof option andTom Tom multimedia Blue & Me navigation system.

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Anyone who buys a car new OVER list is an idiot plain and simple. I work as a VW salesmen and trust me, never pay over list for any car whatsoever
 

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Anyone who buys a car new OVER list is an idiot plain and simple. I work as a VW salesmen and trust me, never pay over list for any car whatsoever
An Idiot? That's a bit harsh even for a car salesman. There are cars that are worth more then list price. The Abarth is one of them. It's coming in limited numbers and after 10 years will appreciate.

With that said. I'm not buying one. I'm waiting for the Alfa 4C next year
 

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An Idiot? That's a bit harsh even for a car salesman. There are cars that are worth more then list price. The Abarth is one of them. It's coming in limited numbers and after 10 years will appreciate.

With that said. I'm not buying one. I'm waiting for the Alfa 4C next year
I didnt mean it to sound harsh. But the way cars depreciate ( including the abarth) it doesnt make any sense to pay over list. If a dealer has access to an Abarth, then they should be selling it at list. Despite what people may think, its very very rare for cars to appreciate, and the Abarth simply wont.

By the way the Alfa 4c looks like its going to be sweet!
 

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I don't think the Abarth 500 will appreciate much in value. Rather, it will depreciate just like all mass-produced automobiles. Eventually it will hit a bottom. Then the nicest examples might start to appreciate slightly, but you won't be seeing Enzo-era Ferrari levels of appreciation ever. When you factor in ownership/holding costs, it will still cost you money to own one of these cars. Allocation might be limited in the first year or so, but I wouldn't call the Abarth a limited production model. FIAT will make as many as they think they can reasonably sell.
 

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The idiot tax as it's often known is the market adjusted price above MSRP that early adopters and the "look at me" types pay to have the car 6 months before everyone else :D
 

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I didnt mean it to sound harsh. But the way cars depreciate ( including the abarth) it doesnt make any sense to pay over list. If a dealer has access to an Abarth, then they should be selling it at list. Despite what people may think, its very very rare for cars to appreciate, and the Abarth simply wont.

By the way the Alfa 4c looks like its going to be sweet!
I agree. It will still be a small car with a limited fan base to match its limited numbers.
 

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The Abarth only being available in black for the first batch actually may help dissolve the "mark-up problem." The rush in to the dealership will be smaller because, I think, most people are waiting for the other color options. By time the other color options are available, hopefully the production is at a point that availability will match demand!
 

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What's curious is they're announcing this. It's one car per dealership and they've likely got a waiting list. I would think they'd only make an announcement if there was a car available to order...
 

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The idiot tax as it's often known is the market adjusted price above MSRP that early adopters and the "look at me" types pay to have the car 6 months before everyone else :D
Depends if one was astute enough to put a deposit down on one with a contract at MSRP & no addons. I did that back in March before the "Studio" had even been built and have had no problem (That sound you hear is my arm dislocating patting myself on the back<grin>).

I turned down the first one because it is black w/17" wheels and I want neither. One more month.....

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Anyone who buys a car new OVER list is an idiot plain and simple. I work as a VW salesmen and trust me, never pay over list for any car whatsoever
I agree! I would never pay over MSRP for any car.

An Idiot? That's a bit harsh even for a car salesman. There are cars that are worth more then list price. The Abarth is one of them. It's coming in limited numbers and after 10 years will appreciate.

With that said. I'm not buying one. I'm waiting for the Alfa 4C next year
VW Bug, PT Crusier, and MINI all had mark ups and are 10+ years old how did they appreciate?

I didnt mean it to sound harsh. But the way cars depreciate ( including the abarth) it doesnt make any sense to pay over list. If a dealer has access to an Abarth, then they should be selling it at list. Despite what people may think, its very very rare for cars to appreciate, and the Abarth simply wont.

By the way the Alfa 4c looks like its going to be sweet!
I don't think the Abarth 500 will appreciate much in value. Rather, it will depreciate just like all mass-produced automobiles. Eventually it will hit a bottom. Then the nicest examples might start to appreciate slightly, but you won't be seeing Enzo-era Ferrari levels of appreciation ever. When you factor in ownership/holding costs, it will still cost you money to own one of these cars. Allocation might be limited in the first year or so, but I wouldn't call the Abarth a limited production model. FIAT will make as many as they think they can reasonably sell.
Agreed! My 1971 Mini appreciated to a value of $11K and the 57 Chevy Bel Aire I had was $18K. To have any "Appreciation" going on, 99.99% of the time it has to be in good to great condition, no longer in production, very limited, desirable and someone willing to pay for it the price above which it was originally paid for. It doesn't matter what car it is, it is only as valuable as someone willing to pay for it and a car that, all though limited, is still mass produced and made available to the general public is not going to appreciate any time soon, if ever.

The idiot tax as it's often known is the market adjusted price above MSRP that early adopters and the "look at me" types pay to have the car 6 months before everyone else :D
"Idiot tax".- love it! Not calling anybody an idiot that does pay above MSRP and if you don't mind paying above MSRP and have the means to do so and it makes you happy than that is great and I am happy for you and good for you!
 
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