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Fiat 's stand on unfair business by their dealer

Discussion in 'Pre sales query' started by Tornado, Jan 21, 2015.

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  1. asimpleson

    asimpleson Esperto

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    Keep negotiating, let it not go south at this stage. Try to meet somewhere in middle and settle. Best of Luck..!
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  2. kailasmenon2000

    kailasmenon2000 Superiore

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    Good news Tornado...Even I feel you must negotiate harder. They should really understand the mistake they did. If they are willing to offer you 20k, that means they know there was mistake on their side.
  3. prabhjot

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    @Tornado

    I still don't think there was an ethical or moral 'mistake' on their part at all, especially since you don't deny that you delayed the delivery due to the 'engine mount' imagined issue.

    How can they accept that you cancel a december booking/deal, and rebook the car only in order to avail a newly introduced discount scheme from Fiat. It just makes no sense: car dealerships work on more of a 'spot-market' contract for ready, fast delivery NOT a long 'inter-temporal' contract with rights reserved. They are not wrong in saying that it was you who stretched the spot contract out by 2-3 weeks, are they?

    Settle this thing, it just is not worth, and I mean morally and not just financially etc, all this campaign-mode bargaining etc, not for you let alone the dealer or Fiat. You ARE getting a fine fine price.

    IMO you are in grave danger of missing the woods for the trees, if I can put it in ambiguous terms.

    regards, no offence meant, just a different interpretation of 'what to do?':)
  4. Tornado

    Tornado Superiore

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    Guys, urgent.
    Which is the best GPS device cum reverse cam brand? Please post price also.
    Thinking of getting accessories rather than cash.


    @prabhjot, fiat has accepted my cause. And feel that showroom should not have hidden the scheme and allowed me to choose.
    After all, consumer is king, is not he?
  5. nikhil0405

    nikhil0405 Amatore

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    Well done Fiat. I think this thread must be shown to all the people bashing Fiat and swearing by the MS's and Hy's. I am sure those manufacturer's would not have done this.
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  6. rishike007

    rishike007 Esperto

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    Finally some good news :)
  7. Tornado

    Tornado Superiore

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    Dealer GM said that it would be too much burden on the dealership to extend full scheme in the form other than insurance and exchange. Fiat will not be ready to share burden of the discounts extended in any other form. Fiat and owner of dealership would ask many questions finally taxing the concerned employees . He humbly requested me to understand and decide.

    So, we decided to close the deal with accessories worth Rs 25,000/-.
    My friend who helped me to reach the owners and given them a 'all or none ultimatum 'was not ready. I am trying my level best to convince him.


    Delivery date is on Friday.
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  8. Bala

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    I would suggest that cash discounts should be preferred over accessories since what they may say a 20 k worth accessory might only cost them one third of that,worse they might fit an used one from another car.
    Since the sale had not begun well,why not cancel it altogether and buy it from the dealer where your friend bought.
    It would be like escaping only with the booking amount loss and you would be getting the discount your friend got from a more professional dealer.
  9. Tornado

    Tornado Superiore

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    I am going for bicycle rack and the cross bars which is fiat exclusive accessories. If I decide to go for cash, I will have to purchase it again at same price, labour extra. My son wants it on the D day itself.

    Cancelling the deal in toto and purchase the car has got some other facets, I will discuss them after delivery.
  10. pabhishek

    pabhishek Esperto

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    Congrats @Tornado !
    Finally,, let's say Allz well that ends well.
    Good that you persisted .

    Post your ownership review soon.
    All the best for a happy ownership:)
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