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Re: FIAT 500e

Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:47 am

kwong7 wrote: My only gripe is that FCA doesn't seem as invested in long-term ownership of these cars. The Fiat Access app and service is only functional for 3 years and cannot be extended.

Interesting. I didn't know that. That's one way to make sure they don't need to keep the service up for any longer than they need to. Once the last vehicle is sold/leased, take the service down 3 years later.

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Re: FIAT 500e

Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:31 am

Fiat basic warranty is 4 years/50K miles plus 8/100 on the battery.

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Re: FIAT 500e

Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:16 am

Two things --- one, I like the way AW compares the cost to lease a new Fiat 500e to a smartphone; still amazing to be able to drive something that cheap; who cares about residual value when its so much more inexpensive than an equivalent ICE.

http://autoweek.com/article/green-cars/smartphone-or-fiat-500e-discounts-mount-compact-ev#ixzz4ajXIRz5Y

Second, have started to see a handful of these used out in the Midwest, not saying that I'm interested at all (picked up a used VW e-Golf) but has anyone out here tried getting one of these serviced outside of the zero emission states? Can't imagine that FCA supports these with all the losses they state they incur with each new one they sell ($14K) but the dealers can bill back for warranty repairs so who knows ...

What's interesting is that in almost all CA photos of these on autotrader they prominently show the CA HOA stickers on the rear bumpers needed to avoid highway congestion --- big selling point I'm sure
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