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Re: 2013 Panda 4X4 TwinAir

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

These wheels are lovely!!

Are those the new alloys you bought ? They look identical to the factory ones.

Be interested to hear what you thing it's like on summer tires.

Nothing to do with this post but I've done over 1000 miles now (a contrast to a few months before getting the panda when I was doing that in nearly a week) and at 950 miles the engine did seem to come alive. Just pulling and revving from under 2000rpm and delivering the power more constantly. I don't think this is me wanting to feel a difference, I was actually thinking oh, the engine seems very good to day, looked at the mileage and it was on 950miles (give or take 5 miles). I do hope it still gets better as you seem to report deeyup.
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Re: 2013 Panda 4X4 TwinAir

The alloys are the same pattern as the standard wheels, but they are darker coloured and have polished spokes and rims. I'll take a comparison pic tomorrow.

The twin airs do get better with a few miles on. I think it's an awesome motor.
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Tried for fun my Abarth alloys on my Panda

What do you think?

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Tried for fun my Abarth alloys on my Panda

What do you think?

No, that's wrong. Looks like you're going for a 500L look :-(
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Re: 2013 Panda 4X4 TwinAir

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Tried for fun my Abarth alloys on my Panda

What do you think?
Somehow, I think they look too 'fussy' on a Panda... -- much prefer your new 'summer' wheels...!
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Good news from the garage - my car is ready to be collected so I'm picking it up Thursday afternoon
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Great news John. Bet you can't wait!

I agree with both of you philboo and homeward. Not my cup of tea either.
Looks well over wheeled!
I was just curious to see how they looked before I throw them on eBay.
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Picked up new car today so took 2 quick pics before rain came back! Will do some more pics in next few days if sun shining.



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Forgot to mention that the heated seats ARE correctly wired-up !
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Forgot to mention that the heated seats ARE correctly wired-up !
The car is looking great and glad to hear the workers assembling the cars have eventually got the wiring right.
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The car is looking great and glad to hear the workers assembling the cars have eventually got the wiring right.

btw - mine were also wired correctly!
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Are those the new alloys you bought ? They look identical to the factory ones.

Be interested to hear what you thing it's like on summer tires.
The differences in the wheels are the standard wheels are gloss finish grey all over, and the accessory wheels are a satin darker grey with a diamond turned spokes and rim




As for the tyres, I'm finding the car wanders slightly less on the motorway, and I think that the ride is a little more comfortable.
Economy is better by around 5% according to daily trip mpg's.

I've slipped of late doing proper Fuelly records as I've been filling my car from containers on the drive with petrol bought with the tesco 10p off a litre vouchers.

Not been in any extreme braking incidents so can't comment on that.
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The differences in the wheels are the standard wheels are gloss finish grey all over, and the accessory wheels are a satin darker grey with a diamond turned spokes and rim




As for the tyres, I'm finding the car wanders slightly less on the motorway, and I think that the ride is a little more comfortable.
Economy is better by around 5% according to daily trip mpg's.

I've slipped of late doing proper Fuelly records as I've been filling my car from containers on the drive with petrol bought with the tesco 10p off a litre vouchers.

Not been in any extreme braking incidents so can't comment on that.
I think they look better than the factory ones. More like my A500 had.

I noticed on the motorway on Saturday in the wind it does move around a lot but I expected it.

I think when we had hot weather last week the handling on my usual country roads was drifting slightly more than usual.
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My 4x4 is at the dealer today. Collecting Monday
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