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Old 08-09-2013   #1
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Hi guys. Just thought I'd say hello. I'm Kevin, work for Plymouth Citybus as a driver. Had a few fiat's in the past including Grande Punto Sporting, just sold my 2002 Punto 1.2 Active, picking up my 63 plate Panda 1.2 Pop in white tomorrow @ 0930. Got a great price 6995 from Vospers Plymouth!
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Congratulations! Even though I'm the very proud owner of a mid-spec 1.2 Easy, I think the bargains are to be had at the bottom (Pop) and top (Lounge) of the range.

If I've been driving a bigger car, I'm obviously reminded of how compact my Panda is when I get back into it. If you're a bus driver 9-5, you might experience that a bit more often
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glad to hear you on this forum and that your getting a new PANDA CAR
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Unfortunately bus drivers don't work 9 to 5 After driving a vehicle 40ft long 8 ft wide 11.5 tons plus passengers everyday, anything else seems tiny. The best cars Fiat have built have always been small cars.

We have had 2 pandas before too:

Yellow 54 plate dynamic and silver 56 eleganza.
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Quote Originally Posted by Bigredbus4468 View Post
Hi guys. Just thought I'd say hello. I'm Kevin, work for Plymouth Citybus as a driver. Had a few fiat's in the past including Grande Punto Sporting, just sold my 2002 Punto 1.2 Active, picking up my 63 plate Panda 1.2 Pop in white tomorrow @ 0930. Got a great price 6995 from Vospers Plymouth!
Hi Kevin,

Welcome to the forum!

Sounds like a great deal, I'd spotted that one advertised a while back. Great news that it's a 63 plate; I'd thought they were going cheap as the last of the 13 plate ones, but obviously not.

Anyway, you can't go wrong with a Panda for that price. Also the Vospers team in Plymouth seem to be pretty good actually; my sister-in-law got her 500 Colour Therapy from there and they really did give her a good deal.

She had an old R reg Punto which she owned for about 4 months. Can't remember what the figures were but think she paid around 700 for it and traded it in for a grand (plus the other deposit contributions at the time). Not bad!
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Meet Chi Chi. Collected today with 3 miles on the clock. Now has 99 Quiet impressed. Went to Exeter for lunch, steady 70 and the trip computer was saying tank average 48.4mpg.
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Hi Kevin

Car's looking good! Welcome to the forum too.
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Looks great! Notice how a few of us FF members have accounts with Fuelly... It's a good companion to the on board computer for MPG stats, and if you've just filled up for the first time now is a great opportunity to set up an account.
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Looks great! Notice how a few of us FF members have accounts with Fuelly... It's a good companion to the on board computer for MPG stats, and if you've just filled up for the first time now is a great opportunity to set up an account.
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I have fuelly. Just retired my 2002 Punto and need to create profile for Chi Chi.

I have 59 plate MITSUBISHI COLT cz2 amt and Honda CBR600F 2011 abs too.
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Great name for your panda - got my from Vospers I exeter 3 months ago. Does your clutch make an noise when you change gear?
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Great name for your panda - got my from Vospers I exeter 3 months ago. Does your clutch make an noise when you change gear?
No not that I've noticed. Sorry.
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