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Old 02-05-2016   #1
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'New' Panda 4x4.

Recently exchanged my beloved Suzuki Jimny of 12 years for a Panda 4x4. My 3rd Fiat. I previously had an UnoS and a Cinquecento sporting.
Hope this one does as well as those did.
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lovely car,
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Re: 'New' Panda 4x4.

Got any more photos? Your red looks a bit different than mine. Lovely car, though I might be biased a bit.

Also, may I ask why you let go of the Jimny?
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Re: 'New' Panda 4x4.

I will take some more. I have loaned my camera to a friend and took this with a Kindle. The others didn't come out very well. It is 'Cancan' red. The previous owners paid extra for it.
I have to do more driving for work now and the Jimny was just too slow on faster roads and hills. It was perfect for the rural road rat running I used to do. It has enough life left in it for someone else, maybe for off-roading.
It was a reluctant sale but I have a new Panda! I wish they still did a 3 door version.
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Re: 'New' Panda 4x4.

I too would have loved a 3 door Panda, though the wife specifically wanted rear doors rather than faffing about when trying to fit people in the back. Which engine did you get? Not that it really matters as both the TwinAir and the diesel have plenty of torque for motorway speeds and uphill jaunts.
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Re: 'New' Panda 4x4.

Useful to avoid passengers, I took the back seats out of the Jimny! To be fair they were only sufficient for very small people. The Panda has a more sensible boot, big enough for my needs. I have the petrol twinair, 850 ish cc. Great for city roads, parking AND I can now go on motorways, or uphill bits in Gloucs at more than 40 mph without embarrassing myself.
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Oh wow that red is fantastic... kinda jealous now.
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Re: 'New' Panda 4x4.

Looks splendid - great choice - and welcome aboard!

I test-drove a Suzuki SJ413 (predecessor of the Jimny) many years ago. I loved how it seemed to cope with everything you could throw at it off-road, but it was terrifying how, on the road, it seemed determined to pogo me into the nearest ditch at every opportunity!
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Re: 'New' Panda 4x4.

I dunno why, but i just love the Panda 4x4! Cheers!
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Re: 'New' Panda 4x4.

Quote Originally Posted by Brombabe View Post
Recently exchanged my beloved Suzuki Jimny of 12 years for a Panda 4x4. My 3rd Fiat. I previously had an UnoS and a Cinquecento sporting.
Hope this one does as well as those did.
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Very Nice looking Panda.
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Re: 'New' Panda 4x4.

In terms of on road comfort and 0-60 - how does the Panda compare to the Jimny ?
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I'd think the Panda would be both quocker and more comfortable owing to the gear ratios and modern suspension.
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Re: 'New' Panda 4x4.

I was going to say the twinair 4x4 has rather a low first gear and can make town driving a bit painful, but coming from a Jimny it must be a complete joy!
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