30 Jul '13, 3pm

Fiat Dealers Are Pocketing Incentives for All-Electric 500e

Fiat 500e (Photo: Brad Berman) When the order books for the 2013 Fiat 500e opened earlier this year, hundreds of eager buyers in California—the only state where the car will be sold—jumped at a chance to own the sexy Italian electric minicar, driven by $2,500 in dealer incentives and more than $10,500 in Federal and state purchase rebates. But as reported by InsideEvs , Fiat’s headline price of $199 per month with $999 at signing on a 36 month lease isn’t always what it appears to be. When some customers got ready to finalize the paperwork and pick up their cars, they were handed monthly lease offers of more than $300. After complaining to the dealership, frustrated buyers were advised to read the small print on Fiat USA’s 500e microsite. Click on the tiny plus sign next to the almost-incomprehensible text advertising that you can “Lease a Fiat 500 e for $199 A month for 3...

Full article: http://www.plugincars.com/fiat-500e-price-gouging-reminds...

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