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2018 Black Panda Pop 1.2

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I've just signed up to the forum & thought I would introduce my panda. It is a 2018 Panda Pop 1.2 in Darkwave Black that I purchased pre reg with delivery miles in June 2018 from Thames Fiat at Tunbridge Wells. As you can see I have added a few genuine fiat accessories in the 3 years I have owned the panda including

Red longitudinal roof rails(matching mirror covers just ordered)
Genuine squircle decals
Genuine short aerial
Genuine panda pillar badges
Genuine moulded boot tray with panda logo
Genuine rear bumper guard
Full size genuine spare wheel
Genuine bumper rollout cover
Genuine panda sill guards
Genuine front seat coathangers
Genuine personalisation kit
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Re: 2018 Black Panda Pop 1.2

Welcome aboard Matt

Looks nice and shiny - but I'll bet its a pig to keep clean - road dirt in winter; dust in summer.

Im sure you'll find plenty of good gen here. ...And they're all a friendly bunch
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Re: 2018 Black Panda Pop 1.2

Thank you for the welcome

It's not too bad to keep on top off as I don't like to let the car get too dirty, just regular cleaning once a week sometimes twice depending on how bad the pollen or road grime is
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Nice.
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Re: 2018 Black Panda Pop 1.2

Whats the later 1.2 engine like power wise?
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It had the usual flat spot when it was new which was expected having driven my dad's punto, now on 27k it seems to have freed up quite a lot, although it still manages to catch me out every now & then. I noticed an improvement when I changed the oil from Selenia to Castrol Magnatec with genuine Fiat Filters
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Whats the later 1.2 engine like power wise?
Not any different as before, maybe the ECU software is a bit more restrictive CO2 wise.

But still a bit better then the new 3 cilinder Hybrid, from a drivability point of view.
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Re: 2018 Black Panda Pop 1.2

A friend of the family has a 19 plate renegade with the non hybrid 3 cylinder firefly & he does not like it very much. As far as I am aware he is thinking of trading it in for a 1400 T-Jet tipo
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Re: 2018 Black Panda Pop 1.2

Looks good but one thing you can do that will improve it even more and cost you zero, remove the huge dealer sticker from the rear screen
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I did want to do that but I don't want to risk damaging the heated rear window elements as it is the only car I've owned that all the elements work. It is slowly starting to come away by itself
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Re: 2018 Black Panda Pop 1.2

I always remove them and have never had a problem, do it on a warm day and the glue should be nice and soft.
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Many thanks for the tip will try that on next warm day
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Re: 2018 Black Panda Pop 1.2

Quote Originally Posted by FiatMatt94 View Post
As you can see I have added a few genuine fiat accessories in the 3 years I have owned the panda including
That is a nice job. I have added most of the same items to my white Panda. I really like your number plate holder. Do you remember where it came from?

I agree about the sticker. Make sure you pull it slowly and exactly along the lines. I have removed many over the years and have never damaged the HRW elements. The longer you leave it the harder it gets so go to it. You could always tell the dealer to do it. If you didnt ask for it to be there they have a cheek putting it in in the first place and if its fitting caused damage its up to them to sort that out!
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Re: 2018 Black Panda Pop 1.2

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I always remove them and have never had a problem, do it on a warm day and the glue should be nice and soft.
I get it in writing when I buy a new car: no dealer stickers.

If the dealership wants to pay me to advertise on my car, that will be a separate negotiation.
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Hi Panda Nut, I got the number plate holders off ebay for about 16. They are still advertised on there now for around the same price, just type in Fiat number plate holder and a few come up
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