2012 FIAT 500 Long Term Road Test


2012 Fiat 500 Sport: Stop Robo-Calling Me!

February 14, 2012

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Dear Orange Coast Fiat:

Stop calling me to bring our 2012 Fiat 500 Sport in for service. I really do loathe robo-calls, and I think I've received three in the last couple weeks alone. At least have the decency to call in person so I can tell you to put yourself on the Do Not Call list.

You may not know this about me, but the more you call the less I want to come back to your establishment. This goes double for automated calls with no actual human being on the line. I do not consider these calls a convenience. If they remind me of anything at all it's that maybe I should do the next oil change myself or go to one of your competitors.

You put a little reminder sticker on the windshield, remember? I have the receipt and I know where you are. I came to you all on my own the first time, without any advertising on your part. Let's leave it at that, shall we?

Sincerely,

Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing

PS: This goes for you, too Weir Canyon Acura and Quality Toyota. Heck, we don't even own the Sienna anymore.

PPSS: Thanks to Weir Canyon Honda, who has enjoyed my continued business without ever once calling me, robo or otherwise, except to inform me that my car was ready for pickup. Please note, however, that I round file your snail-mail special offers as soon as they arrive. At least those don't get my phone ringing in the middle of dinner.

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2012 FIAT 500 in VA is:

$135 per month*
* Explanation
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