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First used Panda Cross for sale

Demo car ,which is available for 24hr test drive.
I'd have a try if I wasn't so far away.

It's in T J Vickers Fiat. up or 11,495 with 100 miles

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Re: First used Panda Cross for sale

Not exactly giving it away are they?

Is it not possible to secure a similar discount on a new car with a bit of negotiation with the dealer?
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Re: First used Panda Cross for sale

sorry, but it looks like it,s escaped from lego land. it does NOT rock my boat.
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Re: First used Panda Cross for sale

Every dealer in the UK was forced to register one as a demonstrator in July, so come October (demonstrators have to be retained for a minimum 90 days) there will be one on every forecourt.

TJ Vickers may be advertising theirs already, but that doesn't mean anyone can actually buy it yet.

And as trackdayqueen has already said, 11,495 is not exactly giving it away, especially as you can buy them new for less (granted without the Bluetooth, Sliding Rear Seat and Metallic Paint of the demonstrators) already.
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Re: First used Panda Cross for sale

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I'd have a try if I wasn't so far away.
Wessex in Cardiff have an identical one you can drive
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Wessex in Cardiff have an identical one you can drive

I saw that when it arrived. I loved the look of it and the green metallic paint with green tinted windows looks brilliant.
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Re: First used Panda Cross for sale

I saw the one in Cardiff a week ago, the salesman said they were gonna register it in September, and he'd give me a ring to have a go.

I'm glad actually, cos I may have bought one impulsively if i'd had a go. The cost isn't justified though.

The smart money is on a year old one at less than 8k I think

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Since test driving the Panda Cross and seriously considering buying one, I've found myself enjoying driving my 4x4 Climbing all the more.
I like the colour of mine, Dry Turquoise and feel that the Cross only comes in boring or mad colours.
Since I topped up my gearbox oil the gearchange has been much smoother.
My car seems to be more economical than it used to be.
I see no reason to spend thousands to change, only to see the value of a new Cross plummet in the first year.
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Doctor Chris - how easy was it to check/top up that gearbox? Must look at mine, as with the higher mileage on my Climbing, maybe (like the engine oil) the 4x4 'uses' more gearbox oil... Is the level/fill plug obvious? I've seen your earlier posts about the oil to use.
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Re: First used Panda Cross for sale

Thinking about it, I reckon wait for a few months then hopefully discounts will be a bit more reasonable like they are on all the other pandas. I really think dealers are going to have a hard time selling them at list price.
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Thinking about it, I reckon wait for a few months then hopefully discounts will be a bit more reasonable like they are on all the other pandas. I really think dealers are going to have a hard time selling them at list price.
You won't have to wait that long...
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Re: First used Panda Cross for sale

I checked out the new(ish) dealer at laleston today (nr Bridgend)

The salesman said about their unregistered demo cross that he thinks they'll be stuck with it at the stickerprice 11,995.

Way overpriced he said.
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Re: First used Panda Cross for sale

Gearbox filler/level plug is pretty obvious, on the front of the gearbox adjacent to the coiled section of the plastic hydraulic clutch pipe.
Access is best from above both to remove the plug and to top up the box if required.
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Demo car ,which is available for 24hr test drive.
I'd have a try if I wasn't so far away.

It's in T J Vickers Fiat. up for 11,495 with 100 miles

Can't link directly to the advert, you'll have to search for yourself.


Now with 440 miles
must be cheaper now
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Demo car ,which is available for 24hr test drive.
I'd have a try if I wasn't so far away.

It's in T J Vickers Fiat. up or 11,495 with 100 miles

Can't link directly to the advert, you'll have to search for yourself.


yep that'll be the one i did 340 miles in then! it actually has nearly 900 miles on it now (sorry!) see my other thread for a full review people
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