Problem with spares is a reason people don't buy a FIAT, and that's gone worse now. When I recommend or buy a brand , I would certainly look at the availability of spares outside of the A.S.S instead of being stuck with the A.S.S for everything. As ramjn has said, I could tell folks earlier - you can buy a FIAT , buy the spares from 99rpm , and get it serviced outside - but I can't tell that now. Even my car is 4+ years old , is out of warranty, and I find the A.S.S labor rates to be too high. I would like to get my car serviced outside, but if spares are not available I don't have a choice.