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Orange is the new, well orange.

Well being a proper grown up now and buying a house with parking for only 3/4 cars a tough decision had to be made.

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of the mk3 fleet - 100hp, Alessi and 4x4.

So I'm hoping this car:



Can replace them all!

My first ever genuinely new I'm the first owner and not the garage car

I'm hoping the 8-12 week wait for delivery won't kill me.

The 100hp will be in classifieds soon, @Lucy loo1 has her eye on the Alessi and hopefully I can find a spot in North Yorkshire to keep the 4x4.

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will be fighting it out with these two:


for the remaining spaces!
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Re: Orange is the new, well orange.

Mmmm, you know when you've been Tangoed.
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Re: Orange is the new, well orange.

I hope that you'll be happy with your new purchase.
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Re: Orange is the new, well orange.

I would keep the Lancia.
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Re: Orange is the new, well orange.

Fantastic collection love the Y10.
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Re: Orange is the new, well orange.

Coor John, I didn't realise you'd amassed such a large collection!!

Very impressive
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Re: Orange is the new, well orange.

I cheated, I bought 2 mk3s in a month too cheap to pass up really, a month after I'd bought the 100hp which I paid book for. Shame I cant keep them all but it's been fun having 5 cars at my disposal!

I wanted to try and find the car that suited me best, Its comfort not outright speed that I want, the Alessi is the best of the bunch for that, I really love that car but it won't last forever, big hints from @Lucyloo1 on the future of that one! @AstonMartin - make me an offer I can't refuse!

The Trekking is no slouch and promises some good winter performance with the S&M tyres so I think it covers all the bases, the 5 speed box is much more forgiving of urban driving than the crosses 6 speed.
So I won't be going down hills with my foot off the brake or pulling Landys out of ditches in it though it might get up to some green laning next year
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Did I hear my name mentioned Panda Panda. By the way my driving style has improved since your last comments!
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Re: Orange is the new, well orange.

John, You've gone crazy with the car buying since I last spoke to you!

I think the Trekking and the Y10 will cover all your needs very nicely.
Of course I do have a vested interest in the Y10, which is nearly finished by the way! I will update its thread after the NEC.
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Re: Orange is the new, well orange.

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John, You've gone crazy with the car buying since I last spoke to you!

I think the Trekking and the Y10 will cover all your needs very nicely.
Of course I do have a vested interest in the Y10, which is nearly finished by the way! I will update its thread after the NEC.
Fantastic! I wanted to get down to you before the dark nights - I may have to bring sky and have the seats put in him for now as Fizzles leaky fuel pump still isn't sorted.

Yes mad with the buying and now the great Panda sale/giveaway/stash-it-out-of-the-way-for-now begins

I can't wait to see/drive the y10 definately a keeper!

Catch you at the NEC hopefully
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Re: Orange is the new, well orange.

Quote Originally Posted by Lucyloo1 View Post
Did I hear my name mentioned Panda Panda. By the way my driving style has improved since your last comments!
You have @Eklipze3k to thank for adjusting the clutch too
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Re: Orange is the new, well orange.

Looks really nice in Orange, but thats one of my favourite colours
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Re: Orange is the new, well orange.

Dissapointing news from the dealers - my car is in the country but built without the sat nav port

Another is being built now as I ordered a sat nav unit with the car and no way would I accept one without it.

I'm really hoping it's not going to be another 8 week wait.

To be honest if I find a used car with a decent spec in the mean time - I couldn't find one before ordering - I may have to rethink the whole deal
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Re: Orange is the new, well orange.

I love the Y10 as well

Not so many moons ago when I used to run Lancias as daily drivers, I was offered a 7500 mile Y10 turbo. It had had one lady owner from new, purple (iirc) and all it needed was a dent pulling out of the door. It was lovely - but I had no money, so stuck with my trusty Delta Turbo.

I'd love a fleet of small FIAT group cars, though if I went for another Lancia, i'd probably try and find a pre-FIAT era car.

Also, surely you are not selling the Alesi??? I'd love one of them as well!!
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Re: Orange is the new, well orange.

Quote Originally Posted by panda panda View Post
I'm really hoping it's not going to be another 8 week wait.
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I suspect it will be, TBH I'd bite their hand off without it if they'll compensate you the 250 for a dencent aftermarket satnav. The pot IMO isn't very future proof, and actually puts me off the car, as removed the freedom of satnav choice so to speak (yes I'm a funny buggar as you know )
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