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Old 17-02-2013   #1
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Do you wave?

Almost six months since taking delivery, and I don't see many new Pandas on the road.

When I do, I wave. We're clearly people of similarly sophisticated taste and style, and it seems we're few and far between. But I just wondered, does anyone else greet other new Panda drivers like this? Or am I being naively friendly?
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Oh yes, I wave. That is, I would if I had seen any. You must be out there somewhere James - we're both in Norfolk!!
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I'm rather lazy as I only wave at other Panda 4x4s...
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Ooo a 4x4 clique is emerging

@Oscar... I'm in NR3, but increasingly out and about in the countryside at the weekends, newly sporting a FF sticker in my back window.
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Re: Do you wave?

Haha!

Well, I've tried waving at other new Panda owners that I've seen down here in Devon, but no-one seems to having any desire to wave back at all. I'll keep trying though...

Certainly not like it used to be in our 500; the vast majority of people did use to wave back, some with ridiculous levels of enthusiasm!

Am beginning to see a few more on the roads now though, in the past week I've seen two reds, two whites, a black one and a coffee-coloured one (just looked on the FIAT website and this is the Sweet Candy Beige one, very rare I'm sure!).
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Lol...just remembered this thread from a while back.

I've still persisted with a cheeky wave at other Panda drivers but it's all to no avail In fact one driver looked really rather cross at me

I think it is time to give it up once and for all...
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Someone waved to me the other day on a406. They were in a awd ta panda, lovely.
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I think those for whom only a 4x4 Panda will do are more likely to wave and they are probably the same bunch of enthusiasts who roam this forum!

A higher proportion of regular Pandas are likely to be driven by folk who simply see the car as basic transport and maybe don't do the waving thing?

My wife hates it whenever I wave at the drivers of certain rear engined air-cooled cars...

Must be a bloke thing this waving??
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I've considered waving at other punto drivers but i'm worried I might just get a dirty look.

I'm going to wave at the next few I see and see what kind of response I get
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Lol...just remembered this thread from a while back.

I've still persisted with a cheeky wave at other Panda drivers but it's all to no avail In fact one driver looked really rather cross at me

I think it is time to give it up once and for all...
Could be the orangutan mask that is putting people off ?
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I think those for whom only a 4x4 Panda will do are more likely to wave and they are probably the same bunch of enthusiasts who roam this forum!

A higher proportion of regular Pandas are likely to be driven by folk who simply see the car as basic transport and maybe don't do the waving thing?

My wife hates it whenever I wave at the drivers of certain rear engined air-cooled cars...

Must be a bloke thing this waving??
Yeah, I think what you say here could well have an element of truth to it.

Also - as much as I do like our Panda, I have to say I agree partly with what @babbo_umbro has said in the past regarding the anonymous nature of the new Panda.

Sure, from the side it's pretty obvious that it's a Panda. However, were it not for the DRLs I don't personally think it's always all that obvious from the front that the car is a Panda until it's much closer.

It's certainly much more anonymous than a 500 IMO; you can see one of them quite a way off!
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Could be the orangutan mask that is putting people off ?
....damn! I hadn't thought of that! Oops!
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Re: Do you wave?

When we had a VW Beetle we twice saw the same couple of nuns in their Beetle waving furiously at us. Must have been local.
Now in a Mito and get the odd glance from others. It's about as rare as the new Panda.
Imagine if Fiesta drivers waved at each other.
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Re: Do you wave?

I waved at another Panda driver awhile back.

The other driver looked at me as if I were a creature from another planet.

That was the moment I remembered I was driving the 500
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Re: Do you wave?

Got waved at -- in my Mk2 Panda -- by someone in an original 500, the other day! I think it's therefore an older car or a rarity thing...!
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