Just wondering how many people that bought a Spider LE from the first run (200 cars?) have got it yet??
Here's my story (it's a bit of a saga):
We went into HR Owen one Saturday a few weeks back, to buy a Spider LE. We'd been told they still had a black one from the initial allocation that someone had been turned down for finance on, and should be delivered round about the end of May... so we said we'd take it, on the advertised £319/month 3+35 PCH deal.
They wouldn't take a deposit until we'd been cleared for the finance and said they'd call us on the Monday and let us know. Having had no call by the Wednesday we called them and were told we'd been approved, but only for 30 months at £334/month. I pointed out that others (including guys on here) had also been offered 30 months, but at £324, and where did the extra £10 come from? ...Again they were supposed to call back and didn't.
By this point we really want the car but were beginning to have a bad feeling about HR Owen - especially after a hard and agressive sell on superguard and tire insurance and GAP cover (which I wanted) at £580 (but not at that price).
So, we called into the local dealer in my old neighborhood, Perrys in Amersham, who were the complete opposite, really friendly, efficient, bunch. They checked us out with Fiat Auto and told us we *had* been approved for the original £319 3+35 terms.
Only problem was they didn't have a car left that wasn't already allocated to someone, and would have to order one from the 'next batch' which would take 10-12 weeks.
At this point I got some pointers from some very kind people on here to a couple of decent dealers that might have had a white car, but my wife wanted to hold out for a black one (even though I think the white ones are
In the meantime, we get a call from HR Owen telling us the guy we'd been dealing with no longer worked there, and they still had that black car coming in a couple of weeks and, oh by the way, you have been approved for the original £319 3+35 terms... so would you like to go ahead after all...
Being attracted by the idea of getting the car before the summer rather than after, we made our apologies to Perrys (although I'll probably go back there for a Brera later in the year - this Spider is really my wife's car) and said yes.
So, we've paid the deposit and signed the forms... and now have that really bad feeling about HR Owen again... communication's patchy, and the firm - and soon - delivery date is becoming less firm and further away... today they told my wife about how all the LEs are among 6000 cars in a dockyard somewhere awaiting PDIs, and they can only do 1000 a week, or something...
Would love to hear from anyone still waiting on the first run of LEs if you have a delivery date yet....?