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Panda 100HP or 500 1.4 Sport

Has anyone driven both? I have had a go in a slightly older (and hence looser) 100HP and a drive on the same route as the 500. The 500 felt like the more mature car, while the 100HP felt faster, grippier, less refind and a bit nuts. Both were the 100 brake 1.4 engines, the 500 was in Sport trim

Is this typical of the two cars? The 500 does feel like it's a much heavier car, or be it, probably easier to live with day to day. Though I think the 100HP is the one I'll end up ordering
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Re: Panda 100HP or 500 1.4 Sport

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Is this typical of the two cars?
Yes. The 500 is fun to drive but the 100HP is a riot to drive.
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Re: Panda 100HP or 500 1.4 Sport

Cool

I thought it would be the other way round.

Guess I'll get on and sort out an amazing deal on the Panda then
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Re: Panda 100HP or 500 1.4 Sport

I've driven both and I prefered the 500
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Re: Panda 100HP or 500 1.4 Sport

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I thought it would be the other way round.
So did a lot of people.

They share the same engine, but Sport on the 500 is just a trim level, not a 'sporty' model, whereas the Panda 100HP is.
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Re: Panda 100HP or 500 1.4 Sport

I had the same choice, Panda 100 or the 500 I bought.

I went for the 500 on grounds of looks & style, nothing wlse (shallow as a teaspoon me)
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Re: Panda 100HP or 500 1.4 Sport

Driven both - like 'em both but will stick with the 100HP........for now.
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