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Old 18-09-2016   #1
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New Panda Cross

Had a Panda Cross for a week now, after waiting two months for it to come. I'm beginning to think these are quite exclusive - I haven't seen a single other one in the wild!

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Hi Mark.

We've had our Cross for 18 months and haven't seen another one on the road! We live in Northamptonshire and have been to the Lake District, Peak District, North Wales, South Coast, North London and all places in between, not even a distant glimpse of a Cross!
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Northamptonshire...not even a distant glimpse of a Cross!
Ha, you may just see mine if you get South enough! Hoping to see the Lakes too. I once promised myself I'd like to see Hardknott and Wrynose in the winter. Last time I was there was on a motorbike but now maybe I can think about the winter

I forgot to say, I bought the TwinAir model. I also put roof bars and a bike rack on it, so a couple of pics of those coming up. I'll also put up my video blog when the forum will let me link it.
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Roof bars below. This is the FreeRide rack off my old car mounted on new crossbars. I bought the Thule WingBar Edge bars, not the Fiat ones. I had to mount them further forwards than I would have liked so the bike rack would clear the tailgate.

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Ours is also a twin air. We (my wife and I) think it's more fun to drive than any car we've ever owned. I love that you never see any others about. And it's really easy to spot in a crowded car park!
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Oooh, yellow! Great choice! I've only seen one other yellow one 'in the wild'.

I took mine over the Wrynose/Hardknott earlier this summer. It performed admirably - nimble as a mountain goat - and its narrowness was a great advantage on those narrow approach roads, especially when you don't know what's around the next corner. The drivers of bigger 4x4s looked terrified, tbh, as they just couldn't get close enough into the side to let other cars pass by. With its wing-mirrors folded in, the Panda is an incredibly narrow little beast.
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I took mine over the Wrynose/Hardknott earlier this summer. It performed admirably - nimble as a mountain goat
That's encouraging! It's on my list, if not winter then next spring...
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Had my Cross TA (Green) about a month or so and seen at least 4 others in Sheffield so far, a Red,White,Yellow and another Green so common up here !!
We are also going to the Lakes in October and January !!
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Probably seen my yellow one, I travel to work in Sheff everyday, have seen another yellow one, and green one too!
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Had my Cross TA (Green) about a month or so and seen at least 4 others in Sheffield so far...
Well we don't seem to have any down here! I've seen one green 4x4, one orange Trekking (probably - in the distance) and a bunch of base Pandas. But it's nice to be 'exclusive'
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The yellow Cross we saw was in Sainsburys on Halifax Rd and was on a locally reg'd 16 plate,I remember because it was only a couple of letters different to ours so we thought same dealer ?
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Oooh, yellow! Great choice! I've only seen one other yellow one 'in the wild'.

I took mine over the Wrynose/Hardknott earlier this summer. It performed admirably - nimble as a mountain goat - and its narrowness was a great advantage on those narrow approach roads, especially when you don't know what's around the next corner. The drivers of bigger 4x4s looked terrified, tbh, as they just couldn't get close enough into the side to let other cars pass by. With its wing-mirrors folded in, the Panda is an incredibly narrow little beast.
Mine goes over those passes and others quite frequently as I live at the bottom of the Esk valley, believe it or not some of use use that road to get somewhere! not just for fun! it's the ideal car for a place like this, small, nimble yet can drive up a house side.
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Mine goes over those passes and others quite frequently as I live at the bottom of the Esk valley, believe it or not some of use use that road to get somewhere! not just for fun! it's the ideal car for a place like this, small, nimble yet can drive up a house side.
I am envious of your location, although it must be a drag in the summer with all the tourist traffic. Regarding the ability to 'drive up a house side', I was mildly surprised when playing with the hill hold function to find that the Panda happily pulls up my drive (steep enough for the HH to kick in) in 1st gear at tickover. (Mind you, I was surprised to discover I had HH in the first place, as the manual is a bit useless )
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Hh?
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Hh?
Hill Hold - the thing that automatically holds the brakes when you're on a hill.
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