T-minus 21 days and counting to Fiat
I was given an ETA of 45 business days from when I placed my order for a brand new Fiat 500. The only option I added to the basic model was the car alarm (which only came in a package with a better sound system and satellite radio, so I win!) and an automatic transmission. No silly decals, no engine block heater, no “smoker’s option” (whatever that is). Just 45 days to get an automatic with one add-on. I’ve heard from the guy at the bank who’s helping with the whole thing that it should arrive “soon.” The guy at the dealership said a couple weeks ago that “it should be here by the end of the month.” I called him yesterday and he said there was “a delay.”
Two months is a long time to wait for something you’re really, really looking forward to. It’s been 30 business days, and I’m chomping at the bit. It’s so close I can almost feel the stitching on the steering wheel under my fingers. No one in my family has ever owned a brand new car. We’ve always bought used, and that makes sense financially. I’ve had two bad experiences with cars (both American), and I’m tired of inheriting other people’s problems. I can’t wait! Raaaaaaagh!