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So just re-acquired a 2004 Panda I sold a couple years ago.
Problems are, I don't think its been cleaned since I last owned it
The climate control only blew cold, an the electric mirror switch is snapped.
It didn't have a radio, that was in pieces in the boot and the gear gator was gross and split so I have already removed that ready for the replacement.

here it is,


Pre cleaned seat,


Gave them a once over, but I'll replace them soon I think.. and got the radio fitted and the awful climate control system fixed so I have hot air!




A lot less miles then our other Panda



The fleet.
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How can anyone treat a lovely, characterful little car like a Panda so badly?! How many miles has the yellow Panda done, lol?
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How can anyone treat a lovely, characterful little car like a Panda so badly?! How many miles has the yellow Panda done, lol?


I know, I love it already!
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Holy christ, lol! What engine?
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Just the 1.2 8v FIRE, Just did the clutch at about 187k.
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Blimey! Those FIRE engines are superb. Hopefully the 1.4 8v in my car will give me many more years of service.
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That Panda needs a bit of TLC!

Question is, are you going for the original grille or one of the later plastic only grilles? I think theres a third style too Fiat made. So much choice.

You could always use one as a parts car, though if you have the time and money, why not have the two as functioning cars!
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I have a plan for the grill, working on it this week.

I fixed the climate control, with a bit of a bodge but it works!
I got a new mirror switch and gear gator on its way.
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I know, I love it already!
So it's just run in then!

It would be interesting to know what compression each pot still has, if the engine has done that mileage.
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So it's just run in then!

It would be interesting to know what compression each pot still has, if the engine has done that mileage.

Well we got the car in 2012 with about 160k on it and it doesn't really show any evidence of a engine swap, It was not a very cared for car when we got it.
Picked it up from a field covered in mold actually!

I'll look into a compression test on both be interesting to see what the difference is.
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Girlfriends Panda 1.1 has done 170,000

Can't tell its a high mileage car from driving it.


1 owner from new. Every receipt. Loads spent on it. 2x clutch, heater blower and brake discs drums and cylinders are the main bits. Rest are several rear shocks droplinks and so on
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Got my new switch today



An.... I finished this a bit late so its dark I'll get more pictures tomorrow.
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Got my new switch today







An.... I finished this a bit late so its dark I'll get more pictures tomorrow.



Good work!

Unusual to see the triple lights on the grille , but quite cool!!!
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I have a plan for the grill, working on it this week.

I fixed the climate control, with a bit of a bodge but it works!
I got a new mirror switch and gear gator on its way.
Hi tenpastnine, glad you fixed the climate control, I have a similar problem. Could you say how you fixed it?
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