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Old 14-12-2013   #16
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Re: Panda 4x4 Antarctica ordered - anyone else thinking of taking the plunge?

Update: Delivery status 40... I think that just means it's in the UK?

The dealer seems to think it may still be here next week but I'm a touch skeptical ;-)
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Re: Panda 4x4 Antarctica ordered - anyone else thinking of taking the plunge?

Any day now then. Pics as soon as you get it compulsory!!
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Re: Panda 4x4 Antarctica ordered - anyone else thinking of taking the plunge?

Update: Status 45... Ready, Car is waiting for collection by transport company.

So it's getting closer though it still seems unlikely it'll arrive before Xmas.

...and yes I'll post some pics as soon as the car arrives :-)
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Re: Panda 4x4 Antarctica ordered - anyone else thinking of taking the plunge?

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Update: Status 45... Ready, Car is waiting for collection by transport company.

So it's getting closer though it still seems unlikely it'll arrive before Xmas.

...and yes I'll post some pics as soon as the car arrives :-)
Yeah, I think Christmas will come just a bit too soon now for your car to arrive before then. But certainly it's not long at all now!
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Re: Panda 4x4 Antarctica ordered - anyone else thinking of taking the plunge?

I'd be inclined to wait to have it registered in 2014.
That way when you part ex/sell it you should get a few hundred pounds more for it.
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Re: Panda 4x4 Antarctica ordered - anyone else thinking of taking the plunge?

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I'd be inclined to wait to have it registered in 2014.
That way when you part ex/sell it you should get a few hundred pounds more for it.
Just looked at the Antarctica on the website and it seems you can't spec it up at all other than a leather wheel & gear knob... .thats a shame.... IF I were to get one I'd certainly want my slidy seat option and the heated seats!!
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Re: Panda 4x4 Antarctica ordered - anyone else thinking of taking the plunge?

@triumph7 indeed limited options but the main reason I've gone for this one (apart from I like the look) is that I discovered they were already on the way to the UK. So by not changing the spec I ordered it 2 weeks ago and should have it in a weeks time which will hopefully beat the bad weather :-)
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Re: Panda 4x4 Antarctica ordered - anyone else thinking of taking the plunge?

Update - delivery status 50 : With Delivery Instruction, Delivery instruction has been sent to transport company.

Getting closer, best guess next Fri/Sat?
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@triumph7 indeed limited options but the main reason I've gone for this one (apart from I like the look) is that I discovered they were already on the way to the UK. So by not changing the spec I ordered it 2 weeks ago and should have it in a weeks time which will hopefully beat the bad weather :-)
That makes a lot of sense - I waited an age for my Panda earlier this year, but then again I wanted one with lots of options and in a colour that was not one dealers were ordering for stock.

The closest I will get to the Antarctica look is my orange mirror covers (c/o deeyup ) and later when I can order the badges and wheels

Anyhow, can't wait to see the pics of yours when it arrives.

all the best

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Any news @DismasX ?
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Re: Panda 4x4 Antarctica ordered - anyone else thinking of taking the plunge?

I wish @deeyup seems everyone's decided to go on holiday (which is terribly inconsiderate of them) so no news yet!
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Re: Panda 4x4 Antarctica ordered - anyone else thinking of taking the plunge?

I ordered a nice 4x4 Panda in November, With a few extras, so they have not built it yet, Week Starting the 13th of Jan they say, I wonder what the Penguin would look like on the metallic Green Panda 4x4.


Side question, once Fiat have built the car, how long does it take to arrive at the dealers in the uk. (on average)
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Re: Panda 4x4 Antarctica ordered - anyone else thinking of taking the plunge?

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I ordered a nice 4x4 Panda in November, With a few extras, so they have not built it yet, Week Starting the 13th of Jan they say, I wonder what the Penguin would look like on the metallic Green Panda 4x4.


Side question, once Fiat have built the car, how long does it take to arrive at the dealers in the uk. (on average)
This is something I want to know as well, got a text saying car was built and sailing on its way on the 20th. I really don't want to tax my current car again at the end of January (all 35 quids worth) and even worse to have to MOT it in February. Although the shrewd OP hasn't had to concern themselves with this as the cars are in the UK already

Good choice on the penguiney 4x4 too! Much resentment coming your way for not having to wait as long as me
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Re: Panda 4x4 Antarctica ordered - anyone else thinking of taking the plunge?

I had an email from my dealer on 25th Feb letting me know that the status was out for shipment (on the ship from Italy) and by 15th march I was driving it.
Less than 3 weeks
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Re: Panda 4x4 Antarctica ordered - anyone else thinking of taking the plunge?

Lots of soon to be Panda owners :-)

It doesn't give times but I found this post useful for translating the Fiat delivery status codes.

https://www.fiatforum.com/lets-talk-...-new-cars.html

Hope it helps.
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