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Re: The pros & cons of Panda ownership?

Possibly going to look at a Twin air lounge in Edinburgh next week, with 14k on the clock. I assume they all come with Bluetooth phone connectivity?
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If the Panda one I think you mean (2014 in black) it has it. Was optional from new. Appears standard on revised spec from beginning of this year. Hope this helps. Service history should be as described, between 2 and 3 it should have. I'd walk away if it hasn't.
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If the Panda one I think you mean (2014 in black) it has it. Was optional from new. Appears standard on revised spec from beginning of this year. Hope this helps. Service history should be as described, between 2 and 3 it should have. I'd walk away if it hasn't.
Yes, it's a black one. Priced @ 4995, with no trade in this should be negotiable I would have thought.
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If the Panda one I think you mean (2014 in black) it has it. Was optional from new. Appears standard on revised spec from beginning of this year. Hope this helps. Service history should be as described, between 2 and 3 it should have. I'd walk away if it hasn't.
Id agree regarding the servicing. Make sure there is receipts for services not just stamps in the book. If there are no receipts ask for copies if the dealer is Fiat authorised. Mine only came with stamps and I have total proof that no service was done for the 18,000 mile one even though it had a stamp in the book. On the TA it is vital they have been done on schedule and with the correct oil etc it is more of an issue than on the 1.2 so yes please check thoroughly and walk away if the dealer is not forthcoming.
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Been in trade since 17th Feb, tax free. MOT until end of next March. am sure there's a deal to be had.
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Been in trade since 17th Feb, tax free. MOT until end of next March. am sure there's a deal to be had.
If it's been on a used car lot since then, budget for a new battery.
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If it's been on a used car lot since then, budget for a new battery.
Or just do without Start&Stop - it's no great loss.
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Regarding batteries comment from JRK, Euro Car Parts doing 35% off batteries until 19th. They've always a sale on though. 98.79 sounds a bargain to me. In theory you can relax for 3 years. Or certainly this winter.
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Also got a 1.2 Easy to look at on the same day with only 7k on the clock 65reg. Will this still have phone connectivity?
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Also got a 1.2 Easy to look at on the same day with only 7k on the clock 65reg. Will this still have phone connectivity?
Hard to say.
My 2014 1.2 Lounge has no phone connectivity, Id like to retro fit it and a wheel with the controls but am unsure if I can.
Being a over a year newer the "Easy" may have it, could be the original owner may have specified it too.
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Also got a 1.2 Easy to look at on the same day with only 7k on the clock 65reg. Will this still have phone connectivity?


It's easy to fit an after market phone kit like a Parrott, it'll be better then the fiat system too as the voice recognition isent great, so ignore the phone issue and go for the best car
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It's easy to fit an after market phone kit like a Parrott, it'll be better then the fiat system too as the voice recognition isent great, so ignore the phone issue and go for the best car


Agreed. When I've used blue and me in my sisters fiat I spend more time shouting obscenities at it than it actually working. In mine I have the multimedia adaptor fitted and it works to play my tunes, in time I'm thinking of having the official Fiat Line accessories Parrot kit fitted so I can use my phone and listen to my music too.
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Agreed. When I've used blue and me in my sisters fiat I spend more time shouting obscenities at it than it actually working. In mine I have the multimedia adaptor fitted and it works to play my tunes, in time I'm thinking of having the official Fiat Line accessories Parrot kit fitted so I can use my phone and listen to my music too.


Yep, I had a parrot in my last car and it works great particularly if you have an iPhone as it will activate Siri and the voice reck is really good plus you can ask it to make a call, play music, read a text, get the weather or whatever!
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...I spend more time shouting obscenities at it...
That's why it's called Blue&Me .
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That's why it's called Blue&Me .


I think someone at FCA has a sense of humour
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