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Old 01-05-2015   #16
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Re: First MOT woes

Certainly on the previous Panda 4x4 the wishbones were the same as the 'normal' Pandas... mine coped well with off road use on Hertfordshire byways etc. To be honest though, much more damage likely on road with speed bumps giving a more concentrated 'jolt' and probably at a higher speed than offroad use. Offroading should be done gently, as you don't want momentum to carry you too far beyond any point you loose traction or ground clearance, otherwise you are left stuck (taken gently enough, you should always be able to reverse back from the obstacle)
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I usually belt down my unmade farm track at 30+ mph, scattering pheasants left and right, but I think I'll be taking it easier from now on, if the Cross's bushes are indeed made of the standard-fare Italian cheese.
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There's a point here that's been missed. It is always worth taking the car to a main dealer for its first MOT, and to do that with a month or so of warranty left. Then, anything that causes an MOT failure but which is covered by warranty will/should be replaced at no cost and with time to get it done.
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Quote Originally Posted by Herts Hillhopper View Post
There's a point here that's been missed. It is always worth taking the car to a main dealer for its first MOT, and to do that with a month or so of warranty left. Then, anything that causes an MOT failure but which is covered by warranty will/should be replaced at no cost and with time to get it done.
The reason why I took the car elsewhere was due to the fact the MOT was considerably cheaper! In hindsight maybe for its first MOT it should have been taken to the main dealer
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