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Re: 2013 Panda 4X4 TwinAir

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Ive had my 4x4 5 weeks now was a bit disapointed with ecconemy driving back from the dealers Perry`s Aylesbury to Lincoln only got 38 mpg, Drove a full tank in eco very poor performance still only got 38mpg drove the next full tank in normal got 42mpg have done 1200 mls and its getting better 46 now Fiat told me it would get better after 4000mls am well pleased ,I bought it from Perry`s as their deal with a trade in was 2000 better than the dealers in Lincs
Your economy will improve. My last tank was my best so far.
I personally believe the eco button doesn't save me anything mpg wise.
You need to change down climbing some hills as there is not enough power in eco, so higher revs. My best full tank mpgs done in 10 months of driving a TA 500 were all done with eco off.
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Re: 2013 Panda 4X4 TwinAir

Waiting eagerly for my TA white 4x4 supposed to arrive in June. Just got the brochure today.... are locking wheel nuts standard? brochure shows as an optional extra??
Are the Fiat set good quality, or is it better going for mcgard or similar?

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Re: 2013 Panda 4X4 TwinAir

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Waiting eagerly for my TA white 4x4 supposed to arrive in June. Just got the brochure today.... are locking wheel nuts standard? brochure shows as an optional extra??
Are the Fiat set good quality, or is it better going for mcgard or similar?

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They were standard on my car, and also were on my 2012 500.

Another on here had their car delivered without them, but the dealer gave them a set.
I think the quality is fine.
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Re: 2013 Panda 4X4 TwinAir

YES!!

Beat fiats combined mpg on my drive home today.
Warmer weather and missing the rush hour helped



When I get my energy saver tyres next month, I'll remove the roof bars too and see if I can do better.
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Re: 2013 Panda 4X4 TwinAir

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YES!!

Beat fiats combined mpg on my drive home today.
Warmer weather and missing the rush hour helped



When I get my energy saver tyres next month, I'll remove the roof bars too and see if I can do better.
Well done, Deeyup

This suggests my Trekking's Twinair* may be able to match my current
Alfa Mito 1.3JTDM-2 which has averaged 62MPG over its 21000 miles

I've had diesels since 1993 so am used to keeping the revs down


* if it ever arrives



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Re: 2013 Panda 4X4 TwinAir

I'm status 16 now apparently!
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I'm status 16 now apparently!
I don't have a status code, but do have good news:
my Trekking Twinair has reportedly been built, and to my
original specification (i.e. with sliding rear seat )

Given how long ago I ordered it, Fiat must have had to
give it high priority in the sliding seat build 'restart'

Hartwells are expecting delivery sometime next week.

To mix metaphors, I don't yet feel out of the woods,
but can see light at the end of the tunnel



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Re: 2013 Panda 4X4 TwinAir

I ordered mine 15th dec picked it up 22nd march they only had the demo cars in a few days before so I hope you get your car soon
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Re: 2013 Panda 4X4 TwinAir

Have just paid deposit on new Panda 4x4 TwinAir.
Peaceful White , space saver spare tyre,split folding rear seat,3 rear seatbelt,height adjustable drivers seat,winter pack,parking sensors,tow bar ,mudflaps and mats.
Dealer reckons July delivery.
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Re: 2013 Panda 4X4 TwinAir

I'll be interested to see the tow bar.

I was reading the other day that Vw are no longer fitting towbars at the factory.
It was something to do with type approval.
Either each and every car fitted with one would have to be put through an sva type test or else make them dealer fit accessories.
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Re: 2013 Panda 4X4 TwinAir

Hi. Would be interested to hear about the mud flaps as my dealer doesn't think there are any yet!
Also is your towbar fixed or detachable? What are they charging? Thanks
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Re: 2013 Panda 4X4 TwinAir

After 6 weeks or so of ***swear filter removes another word for cat*** footing around, I decided to give my car a good old thrashing on the way to work this morning.

This car is so much fun. They have a fair turn of pace. Overtaking is quite effortless.

Economy was 41mpg instead of the now usual 50 over this route.

Loving this car so much, I really don't like driving our VW any more.
Fiat every time if there's a choice.
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Fixed tow bar is being supplied and fitted by dealer for 350...I understand the mudflaps are custom modified originally intended for Punto ...four flaps and over carpets for 100.
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Re: 2013 Panda 4X4 TwinAir

Latest update...phone call today from dealer confirms our 4 x 4 has been built (ordered on 6 . 5. 13) and he expects that I will be able to take delivery in about 4 weeks !
Just about to go for our annual weeks stay on St.Agnes in the Scilly Isles where there are no roads or cars !
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Re: 2013 Panda 4X4 TwinAir

Fitted my summer wheels at last.
Been waiting for Costco summer discount to come and today it started.

These wheels are lovely!!

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