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Old 27-11-2018   #16
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Re: Proud new 100HP owner!

Just found this advert of a grey metallic with black wheels

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classif...tq123bd&page=1

I'll soon be having a play with my broken headlight and H4 LED so we will see how good (or not) they are.

Super bright Halogens are ok, but they don't last long and are not low cost. More powerful halogen bulbs are technically illegal and risk damaging the headlight due to excessive heat.
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Re: Proud new 100HP owner!

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Just found this advert of a grey metallic with black wheels

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classif...tq123bd&page=1

I'll soon be having a play with my broken headlight and H4 LED so we will see how good (or not) they are.

Super bright Halogens are ok, but they don't last long and are not low cost. More powerful halogen bulbs are technically illegal and risk damaging the headlight due to excessive heat.
Yeah I've gone off the idea now to be honest, I saw the add a few days ago and the more I've looked at the combo the more I agree, it does cheapen the look of the car a lot! I'm thinking just a good refurb (the previous "careful lady owner" was definitely not careful..) and then the classic red calliper paint job
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Re: Proud new 100HP owner!

Or even neon blue calipers.
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Re: Proud new 100HP owner!

Nahh. That only works on a blue or black 100HP

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Re: Proud new 100HP owner!

Here's one with darker wheels.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fiat-Pand...frcectupt=true

PS I've got neon blue braided brake hoses. Invisible with the wheels on but they go nicely with the grey metallic.
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Re: Proud new 100HP owner!

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Hi there!

Recently joined the site as a new Panda 100hp owner! Got the car just over a month ago now and have read almost every thread there is on here about ownership so I thought why not join and show you all mine!

48,000 miles on the clock when I got her and have clocked up just under 1,000 very happy ones so far! With this being my first car and having been a petrolhead from a young age I researched my options extensively before buying and the panda came out as the best option between a Suzuki Swift sport (Horrendous insurance) and a Renaultsport Twingo (Horrendous MPG) and I couldn't be happier I went with it!

While the car was in great condition when I got it, I immediately drew drew up a long list of mods that I'm working my way through currently..

Done:
K&N filter
Uniroyal Rainsport 3's all around in 195/50 (Car came with 4 different ditchfinders that was driving my OCD and danger warning inner voices insane)
Painted gearstick cap slate grey with red numerals
Heko wind deflectors

To do:
Refurbish wheels + Get them painted black (previous owner had completely butchered them on seemingly every curb in the land)
Paint callipers silver
New head unit (Little known fact, 21 year olds can't survive for more than 2 months without an aux cable)
New headlamp bulbs (Stock ones are dreadful to me?)
Silver indicator bulbs (Cleaner look)
Ragazzon back box (Non group N, don't want to stress my insurance company and the neighbours out too much!)

To do at a later date:
Something with the dampers (Front/back/brand suggestions would be great!)
Steering wheel re-trimmed in alcantara would be nice
Possibly some Abarth 500 seats

The car was seemingly the best condition one on sale at the time I bought it and I have every intention of keeping it that way for my ownership. Can't wait to point it down some twisty roads (my local area is sorely lacking!) on a road trip with friends and learn about what fun little hatches can bring!

Look forward to hearing from any of you!

Tom
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Re: Proud new 100HP owner!

Just bought myself a 08 red 100hp and a started doing a few small mods already got Abarth badges front and rear put on ordered some 56mm Abarth centre wheel caps wrong size didn't realise they were only 40mm diameter hole. Then take off the 100hp badge which left lighter paint where the letters used to be so now I have to reorder the letters again to cover up what I pulled off. The car has a twin outlet single back box no idea what make it is. Car goes well very impressed with it.
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