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Old 14-01-2017   #1
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I have had my 2016 Panda Cross now for four months and I've just realised I am sometimes feeling the operation of the steering with the toe of my clutch foot. I was a bit surprised to discover that my footwell seems to be full of exposed machinery! Shouldn't there be some sort of bulkhead here? The passenger side at least seems to have some kind of soft screening.
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I was a bit surprised to discover that my footwell seems to be full of exposed machinery!
"They're all like that, sir!"

Remember this is designed as a LHD car; the RHD conversion is a factory add-on which some might say lacks finesse.

That screening in the passenger footwell conceals some more cobbled together machinery; it was only added after a few folks reported that a contortionist front seat passenger could inadvertently operate the brakes.
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That screening in the passenger footwell conceals some more cobbled together machinery; it was only added after a few folks reported that a contortionist front seat passenger could inadvertently operate the brakes.
I remember there was recall of the Citroen C3 Picasso for similar reasons! Anyway, now I know not to drive the Panda with sandals on
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Sounds like a quick way to trim the old toe nails. Surprised they havn't put it on the list of standard equipment. What I want to know is, if we can have a free toe nail clipper, why on earth don't we get a proper spare wheel as well...
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Well, a regular Panda Easy certainly has all this gubbinry well hidden. Must just be a thing with the Cross edition. Not sure why they'd make the Cross an exception, but sounds like they do.
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Well, a regular Panda Easy certainly has all this gubbinry well hidden. Must just be a thing with the Cross edition. Not sure why they'd make the Cross an exception, but sounds like they do.
I'd like to hear from others too, it doesn't look right to me. In fact I have just emailed customer services to see what they have to say.
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Remember this is designed as a LHD car; the RHD conversion is a factory add-on which some might say lacks finesse.
Well that's also true of virtually every other car you can buy for the British market. Not the 'finesse' part, maybe, but it's not a technical argument. They make a perfectly good right-handed dashboard moulding so a bit of cheap plastic screening for the footwell ought to be no problem.
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Same on my 500
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Well, apparently this is normal. Or so they said when I took it for the first service
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Re: Panda Bare...?

I made a shut panel for the passenger side, although there is no cover on the drivers side it's not as "busy" as yours!!!
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